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Muzzer02/02/2014 02:04:21
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Apologies if you already aware of this but there is a large library of free CAD models available here **LINK**

In particular, the section "Mechanical systems and components of general use" has fasteners, bearings, gears, shafts etc. You can choose to download the 3D model in just about any of the main CAD system formats.

Although the commercial motive for this concept is to lead to orders for the components, the CAD models may be a useful starting point for creating your own components. You can register and download all models for free and edit them without restriction as far as I am aware. They are mostly metric of course but this may only be a problem if you are working on an existing application that is imperial and for some reason the component can't be scaled.

Merry

Edited By Muzzer on 02/02/2014 02:05:29

David Jupp02/02/2014 10:13:58
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Not just for 3D either - Traceparts offers a variety of 2D symbols, and lots of the items for which 3D CAD models are available also have 2D CAD files available.

Mark C02/02/2014 12:25:37
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As a note of precaution, if you use models from these guys or from the Cadenas people, check the part dimensions against the supplier as "standard" parts are often not! This is especially true of transmission parts, gears and bearings etc.

Mark

mike mcdermid02/02/2014 13:00:53
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grabcad is also becoming a bit of a force in the 3d cad parts world

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