CONCORD, Mass. – SolidWorks Corporation unveils the 3D ContentCentral® 2008 software service, the latest update of its online community that allows engineers to download and share content globally.
3D ContentCentral is free to registered engineers and designers who use it to share design information across geographies, sharing 3D models and 2D drawings with other design teams, regardless of their CAD system. Key enhancements in 3D ContentCentral 2008 include:
* support for more content types, including parts/assemblies for almost all CAD tools, as well as 2D blocks, SolidWorks® software macros, and library features;
* community features , including content search, user ratings, and tools to request content from the community all give engineers more information about content creators;
* personalization features, such as “My3DCC” enable users to create their own area of the site to help focus on their particular needs; and
* improved content upload tools that let engineers upload content by simply dragging and dropping.
Engineers can streamline product development with 3D ContentCentral by finding and configuring the part they need from online catalogs in seconds, not weeks. They can then check precise form and fit by downloading the model or drawing directly into their designs, ensuring the parts they’re buying work with their design. 3D catalogs save product designers valuable design time they would otherwise spend searching through paper catalogs or talking on the phone with the supplier’s sales support staff to find and configure a supplier component.
The 3D-enabled catalogs available on 3D ContentCentral showcase everything from sensors to large motors. Components from global suppliers such as SMC Corp. of America, Misumi USA, Inc., CarrLane, Omron, and Bimba Manufacturing Co. are among those featured on 3D ContentCentral. All 3D components can be conveniently accessed for free via SolidWorks’ 3D ContentCentral service.
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