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3D ContentCentral

3D ContentCentral® provides access to 3D models from component suppliers and individuals in all major CAD formats.

Supplier Content - links to supplier Web sites with certified 3D models.

User Library - links to models from individuals using 3D PartStream.NET.

You must accept a license agreement when you first open 3D ContentCentral before you can access the contents.

To access 3D ContentCentral:

  1. In the Task Pane, select the Design Library  tab .

  2. Expand the 3D ContentCentral folder and subfolders.

  3. Select a category in the lower pane to link to a Web site.

You can search the 3D ContentCentral site, view, configure, and evaluate models online, and download models.

To search for 3D ContentCentral models using SolidWorks Search:

  1. In the SolidWorks Search oval , select Files and Models and enter search criteria.

  2. View results on the Task Pane  Search tab .

To search 3D Content Central,  Include 3D Content Central results must be enabled in Tools, Options, System Options, File and Model Search.

To search the 3D ContentCentral site:

You can search for:

  • Product categories and suppliers

Use the category or supplier listing displayed on the left pane to navigate on all pages.

  • Model numbers

Use the search text box displayed at the top of all pages.

Type a part number, a supplier name, or any other keyword and click Search.

You cannot search for models by specifications.

To submit your model to the 3D ContentCentral user library:

  1. Right-click 3D ContentCentral and select Share a Model .

  2. Follow the directions on the screen to enter your profile information and upload your model.

SolidWorks Corporation will review your model and inform you whether it is accepted for sharing.


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