The AIA/NAS 3D CAD Models solution from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), CADENAS PARTsolutions® and IHS Markit Inc. allows engineers to quickly apply critical National Aerospace Standards (NAS/NASM/NAM/NA) in their design projects.

To simplify and accelerate the aerospace design process, AIA has partnered with CADENAS PARTsolutions and IHS Markit to offer 3D models of the NAS parts standards. Under the partnership, the advanced PARTsolutions eCATALOGsolutions tools are integrated with IHS Markit Standards Expert® and IHS Markit Standards Expert® with Goldfire®, the market-leading engineering knowledge management solutions from IHS Markit. The NAS 3D catalog is also available as a catalog within the PARTsolutions parts management solutions, with available integrations to all major CAD & PLM applications.

Using the web-based IHS Markit solutions, engineers can quickly locate appropriate NAS, NASM, NA and NAM standards and access the integrated PARTsolutions configuration tool to define the required parts based on parameters such as thread size, length, materials, finish and locking type.

The engineer can visualize and refine the specific configured model as necessary before generating a 3D model that can be saved into more than 150 native and neutral CAD and graphic formats, versions and revisions, including all major design applications such as Dassault Systèmes CATIA®, Siemens NX®, PTC Creo®, SolidWorks®, Autodesk Inventor® and Siemens Solid Edge®, among many others. The engineer can then insert the model into a computer design, where it can be tested for form, fit and function, as well as included in a bill of materials within the CAD software.

How It Works

How It Works


Key benefits of the AIA/NAS 3D CAD Model solution include:

  • Reduced modeling and design cycle times.
  • Confidence in the accuracy of models.
  • Alerts when standards change so you are using the latest document.
  • Improved engineering productivity.
  • Elimination of duplicated effort and rework.
  • Assurance of quality through the use of authorized CAD models.
  • Increased consistency in parts used on projects.
  • Greater accuracy in bills of materials.

The Value of "Authorized" Models

AIA has officially sanctioned the creation of the models available through this new solution. This is important because now engineers can download the models with confidence in the accuracy and quality of the information embedded in the models and the models will always be up to date with the latest revisions to the related standards.

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