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3D CAD RS Components


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Creating the largest online library of 3D electromechanical models

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3D CAD RS Components

  1. 1. 3D CAD Models 2011
  2. 2. View and download thousands of 3D CAD models, we'll help connect you to your ideal product.
  3. 3. 3D CAD <ul><li>A rotating 3D image presented at line-level. 3D CAD models are available to download, free of charge, directly from our website. </li></ul><ul><li>3D CAD models will help you in your search for products, in your product selection and ultimately in your design. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be able to see a true representation of the product and be able to download 3D CAD models, reducing your design time. </li></ul><ul><li>RS article number is embedded into the 3D CAD model. </li></ul>Creating the largest online library of electromechanical models Thousands of 3D models available in 21 formats The largest library of 3D electromechanical models
  4. 4. 3D CAD: What will you see A common java applet runs at product level to show a rotating 3D image Controls allow for easy orientation of model To download 3D models you must be registered and logged into the RS Cyprus website You will need the correct java plug-in installed to be able to use 3D CAD You can view a product image or line drawing by clicking on the ‘Click for more images’ button Simply look out for the when searching for the component of your choice.
  5. 5. 3D CAD: Benefits <ul><li>Why are 3D CAD models important ? </li></ul><ul><li>It enables product casing and aesthetics design (placing connectors, switches, battery packs, displays etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>3D CAD models available from a single source – saving you time and money </li></ul><ul><li>Some suppliers provide 3D CAD models but in a limited number of formats – typically STEP & IGES – RS provides 21 downloadable formats </li></ul><ul><li>The 3D images provide you with excellent visual verification, clearly showing the EXACT part, instead of a standard “range” picture. This is critical for confirming that the RS part number you ordered matches your intended product </li></ul>A single point of access for 3D CAD models reduces time and cost
  6. 6. 3D CAD: Label Guide Manual Rotation (click and drag with mouse) Move Model (click and drag with mouse) Zoom In (Click and drag to window, release to magnify window) Zoom In (Click and drag to magnify) Transparency Front View Reset Model View Automatic Model Rotation Right Hand Side View Back View Top View Left Hand Side View Bottom View Reset Model View
  7. 7. 3D CAD: FAQ’s Q. I don’t have access to java in my browser. Where can I download the latest Java software? A. If Java is not installed, you can download the Java application from Q. The 3D CAD Model image isn't displaying properly in my browser, what can I do? A. The viewer works best in the following browsers - IE7 or 8 / Firefox / Chrome - you can get the image to refresh by using the browser refresh button or by scrolling the browser pane. Q. We are not allowed to use java in our browsers - what can we do? A. The viewer requires java to display the 3D image - you will need to use the &quot;click for more images&quot; link to view a product image or line drawing - you can still download a 3D CAD model without java. Q. Can I download a 3D CAD Model for a CAD Application that doesn't appear in the drop down list? A. RS only supports the native 3D CAD formats in the drop-down list - if your 3D CAD system or version is not listed then try to import a neutral format like STEP or IGES. Q. When I click on the 3D CAD Model image it starts spinning very fast - how do I stop this happening? A. Click on the image of a house in the CAD viewer. Q. The 3D CAD Model image is different to the picture when I click the link for more images - which one is correct? A. The 3D CAD Model image is correct - the photograph or line drawing is a generic image used for several products in that range and is for guidance only. Q. I want to download a 3D CAD Model but I don't have an RS account - what should I do? A. You don't need an RS account to download 3D CAD Models - just click the link to register and fill out your details - this will register you as a web user and you can then download 3D CAD Models. Q. I've lost my user name and password and I want to download a 3D CAD Model - what should I do? A. Click the login link and then use the forgotten username / password links. Q. I don't like the 3D CAD Model images - how can I switch them off? A. The 3D CAD Model image is a feature of our website and it can not be switched off. You can still view images or line drawings by clicking the link for more images. Q. I want to get a 3D CAD Model for a specific part number but it doesn't have a 3D CAD Model image - how do I obtain one? A. You can only get 3D CAD Models from RS if they are available for download from our website - we are constantly updating our 3D CAD Model library so you may be able to get one soon. Q. My CAD system is not able to display meta data from the 3D CAD Model file - what can I do? A. As part of the download there is a text file containing the part information - try importing that into your CAD systems BOM (Bill of Material) manager.
  8. 8. 3D CAD: FAQ’s <ul><li>Q. Why are the 3D CAD Models only shown in grey? </li></ul><ul><li>The models are provided in a generic colour to minimise the impact on computer resources and provide the quickest response. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Can I import 3D Models into DesignSpark PCB? </li></ul><ul><li>A. As DesignSpark PCB is a 2D drawing package, it cannot import 3D models. However, it is possible to import some of the 2D models that are available from RS. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Which 2D drawing format can be imported into DesignSpark PCB? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Drawings in DXF format can be imported into DesignSpark PCB. Select &quot;2D DXF 13&quot; when downloading the drawing. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Is a tutorial available to demonstrate importing 2D drawings into DesignSpark PCB? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Yes, please visit . </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Can I export 3D models from DesignSpark PCB? </li></ul><ul><li>A. DesignSpark PCB can export files in an IDF format. This can be converted into a format readable by 3D CAD Software Suites. Visit for more details. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3D CAD: Supported formats <ul><li>Thousands of 3D CAD Models available to download in 21 CAD formats </li></ul><ul><li>2D AutoCAD (DWG 13) </li></ul><ul><li>3D DXF 13 </li></ul><ul><li>3D Acis 6.3 </li></ul><ul><li>3D AutoCAD (DWG 13) </li></ul><ul><li>3D CATIA V4 </li></ul><ul><li>3D DXF 13 </li></ul><ul><li>3D Google SketchUp </li></ul><ul><li>3D IGES </li></ul><ul><li>3D Inventor </li></ul><ul><li>3D Mechanical Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>3D Parasolid 11.1 </li></ul><ul><li>3D Pro/Engineer Neutral </li></ul><ul><li>3D Solid Edge </li></ul><ul><li>3D SolidWorks </li></ul><ul><li>3D STEP AP203 </li></ul><ul><li>3D STEP AP214 </li></ul><ul><li>3D thinkdesign </li></ul><ul><li>3D TopSolid </li></ul><ul><li>3D TurboCad </li></ul><ul><li>3D Unigraphics </li></ul><ul><li>3D XML </li></ul>
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