There are many CAD models available on our website. Our Product Details page, which can be accessed in numerous ways, including through a part number search, will display CAD models that are available for immediate download. You will find the available CAD models in the Product Documentation & Related Product Information section under the heading CAD Files. You can also use the CAD Model Search capability to find CAD models for products that are not currently in our on-line catalog. If you cannot find needed CAD models using these methods, you can request one by sending an e-mail to teCAD@te.com
The databases of CAD systems from different vendors are often incompatible with one another. A circular arc on one system may be defined by a center point, its starting point and end point, while on another it is defined by its center, its diameter, starting angle and ending angle. IGES solves this problem by providing a neutral definition and format for the exchange of these data and is available in the public domain.
Applications supported by IGES include traditional engineering drawings as well as models for analysis and/or various manufacturing functions. In addition to the general specification, IGES also includes application protocols (listed above) in which the standard is interpreted to meet discipline-specific requirements. Version 1.0 of the specification was adopted as an American National Standard (ANS Y14.26M- 1981) in November 1981. Versions 3.0 and 4.0 of the specification have subsequently been approved by ANSI. The current version IGES 5.2 was approved by ANSI under the new guidelines of the US Product Data Association and published as "ANS US PRO/IPO-100-1993." Under these guidelines, the IGES/PDES Organization (IPO) became the ANSI-accredited standards body for product data exchange standards.
On this website, you will find that most of the DXF files are R14, an older, simpler version that should be compatible with whatever program you may be using.
On this website, you will find AP203 STEP files. AP203 is short for Application protocol, Part 203: Configuration controlled 3D designs of mechanical parts and assemblies. STEP is developed and maintained by the ISO technical committee TC 184, Technical Industrial automation systems and integration, sub-committee SC4 Industrial data. Like other ISO and IEC standards, STEP is copyright by ISO and is not freely available.
All of the CAD files provided by this service are compressed. This saves transfer time, and better utilizes the Internet's limited bandwidth.
We use WinZip to compress the files. This compression standard was chosen as it is supported by many readily available compression tools across most computer and operating system platforms.
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