CDS ModelServer

4.7
(3)

CDS ModelServer is an online 3D CAD model viewer solution.

Work for CDS ModelServer?

Learning about CDS ModelServer?

We can help you find the solution that fits you best.

CDS ModelServer Reviews

Ask CDS ModelServer a Question
Write a Review
Filter Reviews
Filter Reviews
  • Ratings
  • Company Size
  • User Role
  • For Category
  • Industry
Ratings
Company Size
User Role
For Category
Industry
Showing 3 CDS ModelServer reviews
LinkedIn Connections
CDS ModelServer review by Jessica M.
Jessica M.
Validated Reviewer
Review Source
content

"Great service and outcome, painless process"

What do you like best?

Working with CDS was easy and painless. This is the easiest project I've managed. CDS was organized, accurate, and had good suggestions for approaching design/UX problems. The output of their work provides a real competitive advantage. They are good and handling complexity.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike. Our timeline got pushed back a little, but I think that was due to some changes on our end and some of our source model files needed correction. Worth the wait to get things right. So nothing to report.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out CDS even if you have custom products. They can handle the complexity. Great for manufacturers of standard, semi-custom, and custom products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website users and customers can quickly get the exact model they need, any time. They can get the exact size that they need without having to manipulate the file on their end. It also saves us engineering time. Customer doesn't have to wait for us to send a model. It's all about making it easier for customers to do business with you, and of course, saving customers time.

Sign in to G2 to see what your connections have to say about CDS ModelServer
CDS ModelServer review by Administrator
Administrator
Validated Reviewer
Review Source
content

"I have worked with CDS twice, and the experience and result is very positive"

What do you like best?

THey are easy to work with, transparent, and affordable

What do you dislike?

Being a small company resources are limited, so project managers can sometimes be spread fairly thin. That means response time on issues runs between nearly immediate and... days.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are two levels of products, at least. A flat file product catalog database and a full-bore configurator tool. If you go with the Catalog tool, just be prepared to do some compromise on your ideal, and/or be willing to pay for some extra custom work if you want to push the product - whether by CDS or one of their partners. Don't expect the catalog product to work like a configurator if that's what you really need. Its a selector and shopping cart - a powerful one but still with limitations. If you need to configure highly complex product, then you'll need to pay up for the full configurator. But do your research with respect to your real need. Overscope and you will pay more than you should. Underscope and you will waste money and time while you gradually realize you need a more powerfull tool. Fortunately, CDS is honest and very helpful in assessing up front what level you need to buy into. The same goes for any of it's competitors. CDS is in my view the best solution for the money. This is my second time using CDS, and I'll come back again.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are converting a site to a dynamic catalog with a built in shopping cart, abandoning a static and very un-friendly (for the customer) and SEO failure product list that is PDF-dependent.

What 3D Parts Catalogs solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
CDS ModelServer review by Administrator in Industrial Automation
Administrator in Industrial Automation
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review Source
content

"Great Product with Good Support"

What do you like best?

The 3D PDF viewer allows everyone to access the 3D image. Each 3D CAD model is available in numerous CAD formats and can be imported into 95% of CAD solutions. We offer over 20,000 SKUs and the CDS ModelServer handles each product with excellent detail.

What do you dislike?

There is little that I believe is an issue with the CDS ModelServer. It would be great if we could index these files with Google.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a supplier of mechanical components, many of our customers request CAD models to determine if our products will meet their design requirements. The ability to point our customer to our website and have them download the CAD model, in the format of their choice, is a huge benefit.

There are not enough reviews of CDS ModelServer for G2 to provide buying insight. Below are some alternatives with more reviews:

1
Lattice Logo
Lattice
4.0
(2)
Enterprise solutions for model-based process planning, validation and technical communications for manufacturing companies.
2
eCATALOGsolutions Logo
eCATALOGsolutions
(0)
A leading provider of next generation 3D CAD catalog management and sales configuration solutions for component manufacturers.
3
TradCOM Logo
TradCOM
(0)
Tradcom is a web based ordering and on-line inventory application to customers.
4
CATALOG Creator Logo
CATALOG Creator
(0)
CATALOG Creator is one of Europe's leading standard software for electronic spare parts catalogs and service-information systems. The software generates manually to fully automated 2D and 3D spare parts catalogs based on BOMs of your existing ERP or PLM System. Moreover the catalogs can also be supplemented with any additional information and publish at the push of a button, as PDF or interactive HTML version for offline and online applications up to mobile devices. The intuitive catalogs can be easily integrated in web shops or service portals and also be linked with maintenance systems.
5
PARTS-PUBLISHER Logo
PARTS-PUBLISHER
(0)
The system setup and training are generally combined in such cases. This means one of our application advisors is generally on-site with the customer in order to configure the system according to the customer's requirements and train the employees on the operation and independent configuration of the catalogue application.
6
Cortona3D RapidCatalog Logo
Cortona3D RapidCatalog
(0)
Cortona3D RapidCatalog is the first "out of the box" toolkit for the fast and easy production of 3D Illustrated Parts Catalogs (IPC) / Electronic Parts Catalogs (EPC) / Online Interactive Parts Catalogs. RapidCatalog uses 3D "explosions" to communicate complex assemblies that everyone can understand. Its interactive environment with drill down navigation improves the user experience and puts an end to ordering and purchasing errors, inefficiency and lack of productivity.
7
TraceParts Logo
TraceParts
(0)
TraceParts is a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company, offering progressive business solutions through powerful web based products and services. TraceParts brings targeted and cost-effective market penetration to parts vendors, in all sectors of industry.
8
Epitomy Publisher Logo
Epitomy Publisher
(0)
Epitomy Publisher offers the manufacturers of complex capital goods and their dealers a web-based, customisable aftermarket solution delivering both technical product support and online sales capability. Epitomy Publisher combines the global access of the internet with the comprehensive catalogue functionality required to deliver highly technical mechanical components. These features, added to an attractive, highly graphic 3D user interface, create a powerfully branded service and sales channel for clients, all of which can be integrated into the business ERP system.
9
CATALOGcreator Logo
CATALOGcreator
(0)
The CATALOGcreator generates manually to fully automated 2D and 3D spare parts catalogs based on BOMs of your existing ERP or PLM Systems. Moreover the catalogs can also be supplemented with any additional information and publish at the push of a button, as PDF or interactive HTML version for offline and online applications up to mobile devices. The intuitive catalogs can be easily integrated in web shops or service portals and also be linked with maintenance systems.
10
Interactive SPares Logo
Interactive SPares
(0)
Interactive SPares offers even simpler and more intelligent ways of selling spare parts online by creating and publishing interactive spare parts catalogues. A single application that offers everything you need: creating, managing and publishing spare parts catalogues on the web, analysing sales statistics for the most popular spare parts and handling orders and warehouse stock. The software has been rewritten to improve the user experience for purchasers and even administrators. From now on, you can also use Interactive SPares in Cloud mode, thus avoiding the complexity of managing and configuring web servers.
Show more
Kate from G2

Learning about CDS ModelServer?

I can help.
* We monitor all CDS ModelServer reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. Validated reviews require the user to submit a screenshot of the product containing their user ID, in order to verify a user is an actual user of the product.