2D/3D CAD and BIM Publishing Technology

Your customers want information at their fingertips immediately, wherever and whenever they are working on their projects.

Providing just a product list or simple description on your website doesn’t cut it anymore.CAD visual

Engineers expect product data to include the most important information, including 2D drawings, 3D CAD/BIM models, standards like COBIE and detailed submittal documentation

Thomas' CAD Engine, powered by the Navigator Platform, is a single source for customers to generate your detailed product information, on demand, in a file format that is compatible with all the major CAD and BIM systems that engineers and designers use every day.

It’s the choice you need to make so your customers can access your information and confidently commit your products to their projects knowing they have the most up-to-date specs from your Navigator database.

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Thomas' CAD Engine gives you the capabilities you need to lead in the highly-competitive industrial marketplace by providing the dimensional and performance data that engineers and designers need.

The engine can be integrated with your website and deliver a full suite of powerful CAD and BIM data in over 25 industry standard formats. Blend it in seamlessly with your sales, marketing, and customer relationship capabilities to drive qualified leads, get visibility to projects and always be the one to spec in every job.

Dynamic CAD and BIM data solutions enable engineers and designers to access the most current product information they need, in the format they require, making their jobs easier and more accurate.

With 2D/3D CAD Publishing, your customers can:

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Download 2D and 3D CAD/BIM models and drawings of your products at any time, in their preferred formats

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Directly insert CAD/BIM models into 25+ industry standard CAD & BIM software programs

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Download or directly email your sales drawings and submittals to colleagues

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View, pan, zoom, and rotate 3D drawings from within your own website

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Dynamically publish complex products and updates from a single database

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Dynamic Benefits


With the power of the Navigator Platform's content management tools, the changes and updates you make to your product information online, 2D/3D CAD and BIM models, drawings and submittals are provided to customers dynamically in real-time.

Update everyone and every platform as soon as your change goes live in Navigator.

Go Granular with Each and Every Part

Give your customers the ability to access part-number specific, 3D PDF Sales Drawings directly from your website instantaneously.

Clients can easily review your documentation and create a submittal for the products they have chosen, all generated on-the-fly from the Navigator database.

Providing 3D Sales Drawings can aid with:

  • Bid submission, guaranteeing that the correct product is being specified into a project
  • Detailed and complete submittal documents
  • Reduced Engineering time creating one-off sales drawings
  • Increasing accuracy to minimize your chances of wrong orders and returns

Make your company easy to do business with by providing your customers with the tools and technology to easily specify your products and generate the documentation they need for their project.