NKK Switches has announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK’s full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations
NKK’s worked with CADENAS PARTsolutions to expand its 3D CAD model library, which now includes the complete FR rotary DIP series, YB2 pushbuttons and JW rockers. The library also features extensive additions to its S Series toggles that includes low, medium and high capacity switches.
“At NKK, we are constantly looking for new ways to support design engineers by providing custom, personalized value,” said Marty Arch, national sales manager, NKK Switches. “This commitment is why we’ve made more than 90 percent of the company’s switches available as 3D models in the catalog.”
According to a survey commissioned by CADENAS PARTsolutions, 57 percent of design engineers will choose one supplier over another because they offer native CAD models. Engineers and designers expect manufacturers to supply models of their parts, and will specify from suppliers based on the availability of high-quality CAD models that integrate into their design.
“These additions to the 3D CAD library and configurator represent a significant enhancement to NKK’s overall support strategy,” said Rob Zesch, COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions. “We’ve been impressed with NKK’s commitment to dedicate resources to provide engineers with crucial 3D modeling tools for selecting and specifying products for their designs.”
Design engineers can use 3D models to download and quickly integrate complex models into their designs without having to redraw standard parts. The models are available in a variety of popular CAD file formats including Catia®, I-DEAS®, Inventor®, Pro/Engineer®, Creo®, SolidWorks®, Revit® and Unigraphics®, as well as universal file formats such as STEP, IGES, SAT and more.
The CADENAS PARTsolutions’ 3D CAD library may be accessed on the NKK website, the Autodesk® Supplier Content Center, and within CADENAS PARTsolutions Intelligent Parts Management solutions.
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