Power Jacks Launch Online 3D CAD Product Configurator

July 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
In a major move to supply designers with critical product CAD information 24/7 anywhere in the world Power Jacks have launched a 3D CADalogue with built in product configurator on their website at www.powerjacks.com

The product configurator allows a user to view and configure a solid model of one of Power Jacks products online in real-time then download the required 3D solid model or 2D drawing.

The configurator has an intuitive interface that allows users to easily and quickly locate the Power Jacks Product they require. Alternatively a search facility allows users to find units by keywords or base product numbers.
Once selected they can configure the products technical specification for their exact requirements and generate a model of the unit. The model is displayed in a 3D view and the user can zoom, pan and rotate. The technology behind the 3D visualisation has unmatched capabilities that allow customers to examine the products up close and at all angles in order to better understand important and unique product attributes. Of course the user can also elect to view the model as a standard 2D drawing. With the product defined the user can then download the CAD information as a 3D or 2D drawing. With over 20 model/drawing formats supported including SolidWorks, Pro-Engineer, SolidEdge, AutoCAD, Catia, Unigraphics and SDRC-Ideas the models/drawings can be easily integrated into system designs.
The ability for users of all major CAD systems to download compatible files directly into product designs saves hours and improves accuracy by enabling product designers to test assembly and operation without having to manually recreate models from catalogues. The high speed of the configure and download process eliminates unnecessary data conversion costs and delays saving the customer critical design time and costs. Time can also be saved in purchasing by using the electronic RFQ (Request For Quotation) facility to easily obtain pricing and other information.

The products included in the configurator at launch are the:

· E-Series Metric Machine Screw Jacks in capacities 5kN, 10kN, 25kN, 50kN, 100kN, 200kN, 300kN, 500kN and 1000kN
· E-Series Metric Ball Screw Jacks in capacities 10kN, 25kN, 50kN, 100kN and 200kN
· E-Series Stainless Steel Metric Machine Screw Jacks in capacities 10kN, 25kN, 50kN, 100kN, 200kN and 300kN

The 3D CADalogue will have more products from Power Jacks portfolio added over the coming months further increasing the scope of this design resource.