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Where to Download 3D CAD Models? Online Libraries, Collection, Community

Each novice designer may have a problem with obtaining 3D CAD models for their projects. Preparing models on your own is time consuming and often unnecessary. To save your time when choosing the components, check if the distributor or manufacturer does not offer on their websites available ready-made 3D CAD models to download. By downloading models directly from the manufacturer we can have a greater chance that the model reproduces 100% of the actual product. 

3D CAD Models - Where to Download? Online Libraries, Collection, Community

But, sometimes there are some minor deviations, which account for less important parts of the product. If the distributor does not offer on his website the access to 3D CAD libraries, it is worth checking out global 3D CAD libraries and distribution systems and generation of 3D CAD models.
The most important 2D drawings & 3D CAD libraries:

  • www.tracepartsonline.net - Huge library (100+ million) 2D drawings & 3D files.

  • www.3dcontentcentral.com - 3D ContentCentral ® is a free service for locating, configuring, downloading, and requesting free 2D and 3D CAD Models of User-Contributed and Supplier-Certified Parts & Assemblies, 2D Blocks, Library Features, Macros, and more.

  • www.boschrexroth.com-Multi-disciplinary know-how is the basis for innovative solutions that are used as components or customized systems. Are you looking for a Rexroth product? You may enter the range of products via technologies, products A-Z or product categories:

    • Hydraulics
    • Pneumatic
    • Linear Motion
    • Assembly Technology
  • www.solidcomponents.com - Improve your efficiency regarding time as well as money by chosing to work with the right suppliers. SolidComponentstm helps you to find suppliers who offers a bit more - in other words, you need suppliers who can provide the CAD-support .

  • www.grabcad.com - a free CAD model library with open source CAD files available for different software like Solid Works, SolidEdge, Autodesk etc.

Depending on the used 3D CAD system the software contains a library of standard components such as bearings, bolts, nuts, washers, gears and other components (ie Content Center in Autodesk Inventor).

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