This is all thanks to a slick new 3D model interface, driven by CADENAS, which can be found in each individual product page on the GCT website. This allows users to customise a variety of filters to create a connector that fits their exact application and download it instantly. To ensure the 3D models are compatible for the majority of users, they are available in a wide variety of formats such as IGES and STEP. Native file formats are also offered for popular software including Autodesk AutoCAD®, Autodesk Inventor®, SOLIDWORKS®, Solid Edge®, PTC Wildfire® and CREO®, Siemens NX®, CATIA® and many more.
When combined with GCT’s extensive set of resources such as product specification sheets, product drawings and PCB footprint layouts, engineers will have all the tools to ensure GCT connectors are designed in correctly and with ease. And if they still need further assistance, GCT’s team of experts are always on hand to assist with any further queries.
“This is a big step forward in the service we are able to provide our customers,” comments Laurence Hill, Managing Director at GCT. “Generating 3D models can take time, particularly if you have a diverse product range like GCT with connectors such as board to board having thousands upon thousands of different configurations. Not only customers can now create these models on the fly, they will also be able to download the right file for your modelling software.”
“As engineering becomes increasingly digitised, GCT continues to provide everything it can to make connectors used in designs a success,” Laurence added, “Whilst physical connector samples are important, we also see the growing significance of ‘digital connector samples’ in the form of 3D models and resources – getting this to our customers instantly and with minimal fuss is now possible.”
The 3D CAD download portal of GCT can be found at: https://gct.partcommunity.com
More information about GCT at: www.gct.co
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