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WAGO launches free online CAD portal


November 23, 2009
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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WAGO Corp. has launched WAGO/PARTcommunity Portal for free access to WAGO’s more-than-17,000 parts catalog. As an online portal, it provides direct downloads of 2D/3D CAD drawings, product information and PDF data sheets. A multilingual user interface provides information in English, Spanish, French or nine other languages.

For expedited part selection and specification, users register once — log-in information is retained for future use. WAGO/PARTcommunity then guides users through selection of a default CAD format (2D, 3D, native or neutral); the format can change to suit individual parts as needed. A convenient selection pane flanks the main preview window, allowing users to easily toggle between automation, electronic interface and interconnect products.

WAGO/PARTcommunity permits selection of several part numbers prior to download. Once selected, file delivery and access are immediate: perform a “save as” command, store the CAD file and then access it. All saved parts are also electronically stored in a “My parts” list on the WAGO/PARTcommunity server for future viewing/reference.

WAGO/PARTcommunity provides a 3D parts presentation for visual overview of a part’s form factor, space requirements and other design considerations. An animation feature then automatically spins the selected component for hands-free review. A 3D PDF view
Is also provided.

Access the WAGO/PARTcommunity at http://www.wago.us/PARTCommunity.htm.