AutomationDirect now offers native CAD files downloadable directly from its webstore.
Available in over 60 formats, the CAD files save designers time, provide more accurate vendor specifications, and allow better assessment of product fit within a design. The new 3D viewer rotates the product in any direction. Downloadable native CAD file formats include Pro-E, Inventor, and SOLIDWORKS. Several generic 3D formats, such as STL, Parasolid, and STEP are also available, as well as many 2D options. The formats allow a user to create project documentation and help with BOM generation.
All the information needed to make product-design decisions is included in the new 3D CAD native files. They also include basic product and purchasing information in the model metadata to make it possible for a user to purchase the part directly from their design system.
An example of the 3D CAD viewer and file download capability can be found at http://go2adc.com/3DCAD.
For more information, visit www.automationdirect.com.