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VOLUME -26 NUMBER 5
Publication Date: 05/1/2011
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NKK Intros 3D CAD Models on Digi-Key Website
Two of many switches now available in 3D CAD models.
Scottsdale, AZ — NKK Switches has unveiled single-click 3D CAD model availability for its switches and pushbuttons on the website of top electronic components distributor Digi-Key. This new integration makes obtaining part number-specific 3D models of NKK switches as simple as downloading a data sheet, saving engineers valuable time.
The 3D CAD models enable engineers to easily integrate complex models into their designs at no charge. Now with a single keystroke, engineers can download part number-specific models directly from corresponding Digi-Key product web pages.
According to the company, NKK is the first switch manufacturer, and one of only two electronics component manufacturers, to implement this capability on the Digi-Key website.
Powered by PARTsolutions, NKK's library of 3D CAD models contains more than 500,000 switch models, reportedly one of the industry's largest. A key advantage of these models is the ability to download the native CAD models and insert them instantly into designs, saving engineers the need to draw standard parts, thus enhancing design productivity.
Digi-Key has 3D CAD models for the majority of NKK's full product line, including the popular programmable OLED switches and displays. Other switch types include pushbuttons, toggle switches, rocker switches, tactiles, slides, rotaries, keylocks, tilt and surface mount devices.
The 3D CAD models are available in over 85 native and neutral CAD and graphics formats, including a variety of popular native CAD file formats such as CATIA
, Autodesk Inventor
, as well as universal file formats such as STEP, IGES, SAT and others.
These 3D CAD models allow current and prospective customers to graphically configure components with the sizes, features and colors they need. Once configured, the system creates high quality, native CAD data — including accurate NKK Switches part numbers — which is then downloadable by the engineer.
NKK Switches has been working with PARTsolutions for the past year to create 3D CAD models for the majority of the company's switches, including the popular programmable OLED switches and displays. Nearly 90 percent of the company's pushbuttons, toggle switches, rocker switches, tactiles, slides, rotaries, keylocks, tilt, surface mount and SmartSwitch product lines are now available as 3D CAD models in the catalog. CAD files for remaining products are available upon request.
Contact: NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-991-0942 fax: 480-998-1435 Web:
See at EDS Booth #2250P.
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