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

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(201-500 employees)
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"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 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.

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"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 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.

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"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 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.

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CDS ModelServer User Ratings

8.3
Ease of Use
Average: 9.2*
8.9
Quality of Support
Average: 9.3*
8.3
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.1*
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