NKK Switches Expands 3D CAD Library

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- Sep 24, 2013 -- NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK's full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations.

NKK's worked with CADENAS PARTsolutions to expand its 3D CAD model library, which now includes the complete FR rotary DIP series, YB2 pushbuttons and JW rockers. The library also features extensive additions to its S Series toggles that includes low, medium and high capacity switches.

"At NKK, we are constantly looking for new ways to support design engineers by providing custom, personalized value," said Marty Arch, national sales manager, NKK Switches. "This commitment is why we've made more than 90 percent of the company's switches available as 3D models in the catalog."

According to a survey commissioned by CADENAS PARTsolutions, 57 percent of design engineers will choose one supplier over another because they offer native CAD models. Engineers and designers expect manufacturers to supply models of their parts, and will specify from suppliers based on the availability of high-quality CAD models that integrate into their design.

"These additions to the 3D CAD library and configurator represent a significant enhancement to NKK's overall support strategy," said Rob Zesch, COO of CADENAS PARTsolutions. "We've been impressed with NKK's commitment to dedicate resources to provide engineers with crucial 3D modeling tools for selecting and specifying products for their designs."

Design engineers can use 3D models to download and quickly integrate complex models into their designs without having to redraw standard parts. The models are available in a variety of popular CAD file formats including Catia®, I-DEAS®, Inventor®, Pro/Engineer®, Creo®, SolidWorks®, Revit® and Unigraphics®, as well as universal file formats such as STEP, IGES, SAT and more.

The CADENAS PARTsolutions' 3D CAD library may be accessed on the NKK website, the Autodesk® Supplier Content Center, and within CADENAS PARTsolutions Intelligent Parts Management solutions.

About NKK Switches
NKK Switches designs, produces and sells the industry's most extensive selection of electromechanical switches setting the standard for quality, stability, and reliability in switch solutions. NKK provides a full suite of customizable solutions that include design, programming, and value added support by combining flexibility, expertise, and a commitment to our partners' success.

NKK's switches turn on millions of products around the world every day by offering more than 3.5 million different toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary and keylock switches to illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty, surface mount and programmable switch devices. For more information, visit: www.nkkswitches.com.

About PARTsolutions
CADENAS PARTsolutions is a leading provider of next generation 3D part catalog management and sales configuration solutions. For large manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides centralized 3D standard part catalogs making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary parts. For component manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides 3D part catalog with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get "designed in" to OEM products. http://www.partsolutions.com/

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