Germantown, Wis.-based WAGO Corp. has launched WAGO/PART Community for free access to its parts catalog. WAGO/PART Community provides direct downloads of 2D/3D CAD drawings, product information, and PDF data sheets. A multilingual user interface provides information in English, Spanish, French, and nine other languages.

For expedited part selection and specification, users register once (log-in information is retained for future use). WAGO/PART Community then guides users through selection of a default CAD format (2D, 3D, native, or neutral). A convenient selection pane flanks the main preview window, allowing users to easily toggle between automation, electronic interface, and interconnect products.

WAGO/PART Community permits selection of several part numbers prior to download. Once selected, file delivery and access are immediate: perform a "save as" command, store the CAD file, and then access it. All saved parts are also electronically stored in a "My parts" list on the WAGO/PART Community server for future viewing/reference.

WAGO/PART Community provides a 3D parts presentation for visual overview of a part's form factor, space requirements, and other design considerations. An animation feature then automatically spins the selected component for hands-free review. A 3D PDF view is also provided.

Access the WAGO/PARTcommunity at the WAGO Web site.