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Online modeling tool for 3D connector models

October 24, 2010 Written by 
ITT Interconnect Solution has developed an advanced online modeling tool that enables design engineers to dynamically create virtual 3D connector models, even for designs that have yet to be manufactured. 
This new capability builds on ITT Interconnect Solutions’ existing web-based configuration technology and unique single field search, which allows users to utilize a single interface to search for commercial, industrial, medical, military, aerospace and hi-reliability interconnect products. With the 3D modeling tool, design engineers can select from various output model formats, such as STEP, Pro/E, Shrinkwrap, STL and IGES, provided the requested product represents a standard configured item.

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The new 3D modeling capability is currently available for ITT’s 38999 Series III connectors. ITT is continuously adding product lines to the 3D modeling system.

“Our 3D web-based modeling allows design engineers to quickly and easily import different fully-assembled connector solutions straight into prototype designs, giving them the flexibility to try different solutions. This helps speed up the selection of the optimum interconnect, and therefore reduces time to market for new products,” said Keith Teichmann, global marketing director at ITT Interconnect Solutions.

The service is available to registered users of the ITT Cannon website at www.ittcannon.com. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. Once signed into the site, customers can directly query their requested standard product using the single search field capability. Within the summarized output, registered users can directly request the generation of a 3D solid model. A number of industry-standard formats are available. The downloadable files are then obtained via a system-supplied e-mail link. The customer simply clicks through the link to download the design package as a .zip file, which is then easily imported into their own CAD system for prototyping in products.

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