Monday, November 13, 2006

L-com CAD models and Engineering Drawings

Free 3D CAD models and 2D Engineering Drawings on L-com's Web Site (

It's only been about 3 months now since L-com started offering free 3D CAD models on But the response has been enormous. Design engineers like that they can download the CAD models to integrate right into their designs. Electrical engineers and installers like that they can turn and rotate the product to see it from other angels before they buy.

L-com offers the free engineering support in 3 ways on its web site. First, you can go to any product that has a CAD model available, the bulkhead DB9 F/F gender changer (DGB9F) for instance. Make sure the "3D" radio button beneath the picture is clicked, which may cause an automatic download for the first time you click it. Then you can rotate, pan, and zoom on the image without needing to log in!

Second, you can download a .step version of the model to integrate into your own designs. To do this, you will need a log in email and password, but registration for that is free and quick. Once registered, click the link at the bottom of the page that says 3D CAD Model and your download will start.

The third free engineering perk that L-com offers on its web site is the 2D engineering drawing that you can download (also with free registration). This has a lot more detail on the product's construction and recommended panel mounting dimensions.

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