CDS configurators with Visual Constraint Feedback live on www.ascovalve.com home page
San Jose, CA, October 17, 2007 - Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, today announced that Asco Valve, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation has implemented CDS Configurators (with patent-pending Visual Constraint Feedback) for online configuring and 3D CAD model delivery of the Condensate Drain Valves (CDV) and Redundant Control Systems (RCS). Both configurators are available for online design at
“We wanted an expert system’ that integrates deep knowledge of the product and makes an advanced user experience readily available, online 24X7, to the designer. The objective is to save the designer time in selecting the right product and by directly downloading the CAD model into their CAD design so they don’t have to draw it,” said Craig Patterson, Engineering IT manager, ASCO Valve. “We chose CDS for rapid delivery, price competitiveness, the wow factor’ of its Visual Constraint Feedback configurator and its CAD download capability.”
“In a complex product, users usually don’t know the constraints and they almost certainly don’t know the interdependence of those constraints (i.e. if you select X you are giving up option Y in selection Z). The Visual Constraint Feedback makes you aware of what effects any selection has on future choices,” said John Major, CEO of Catalog Data Solutions.
Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions. Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. Interactive online configuration of even the most complex or parametric engineering products are easily created with Catalog Data Solutions patent-pending technology. For interactive ease of use, ease of setup, 2D or 3D graphics and on screen visibility of interdependent selections or exclusions nothing betters a CDS configurator.
ASCO, a division of Emerson, has been the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves for over 100 years. The company markets its products through a network of direct sales offices, technically-oriented representatives, and distributors throughout the world. For more information contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO, by e-mail at
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Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion. For more information, visit
About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA and a local sales office in Boston, MA Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers to convert more of their website visitors into customers. CDS interactive online solutions streamline sales of standard components and complex industrial products. CDS online catalog and product configurators deliver the technical information needed for industrial products to be specified into new engineering designs including CAD drawings for standard and configured products. For more information, visit
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