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What are the software requirements?
Rapid Design: inCAD Components is compatible with Windows 7 or 10 & SOLIDWORKS 2015-2018.
Version 2.0 is compatible with SOLIDWORKS 2018. Compatibility with SOLIDWORKS 2019 coming June 2019.
How long does the installation take?
It takes about 15 - 20 minutes for inCAD Components to install. You may require administrative access to install the program with your IT department.
Will this work in a PDM environment?
Yes. Months of beta testing did not uncover any issues with the leading PDM/PLM platforms.
We use VBA macros in SOLIDWORKS to check BOM's. When saving MISUMI's part, how can this be accessed through the macro?
inCAD Components files are native SOLIDWORKS .prt files and will behave no differently than any other SOLIDWORKS models you use in regards to these macros.
When saving to our PDM vault, how will the latest version of a saved part be accessible by our engineers? Does inCAD Components save and replace the original part or is it revision controlled?
inCAD Components has several options when using the yellow “Save with Part number” button. These can be shown or hidden in the settings menu in the portal. The default setting is to save a new file (not replace) every time you hit save (not when you hit apply to CAD model). You can also select to reduce file size (remove unused features and break the link to inCAD Components) or you can overwrite the existing model. If you are using the SOLIDWORKS “Save As” feature, then the procedure would be no different than when you create or modify any other SOLIDWORKS file on its own.
How can the MISUMI part number be hidden from the bill of materials and only show the description?
If you do not want the MISUMI part number in the file name, which is typical when you use the file name for the BOM instead of the properties, you can use the SOLIDWORKS "save as" feature. As long as you do not change the feature tree or delete all the MISUMI applied properties, the file name can be what you choose. inCAD Components will still recognize the part because of the metadata.
Are multiple part components fully constrained?
No. Components such as actuators and linear guides are only partially constrained to allow users to choose their constrains such as carriage position.
Are all MISUMI components available?
Currently 99% of MISUMI's metric factory automation product offering is available through inCAD Components.
What products are not covered?
Most components comprised of metal or resin plates, conveyors, springs, and many electrical components.
Are the CAD models native SOLIDWORKS files?
Do you offer international versions?
Rapid Design has also been optimized for: Japan, Europe (UK & Germany), Korea, & China. Please contact RapidDesign@misumiusa.com if you're interested in one of these versions.
Can you order directly from the add-on?
Yes - on the Price and Delivery tab in the design window, links to add to cart and confirm cart allow users to directly build an online order or quote.
What is my login?
The same used on MISUMIUSA.com. To create a new account, please click here and create an individual account.
Is an internet connection required?
Yes - this connection is used to login, Generate CAD models, provide instant price & delivery information and update the software.
Can I share these files with users who do not have inCAD Components?
Absolutely. The end user will be able to view and modify these components.
How large is the installation file?
Why is the file name labeled as 'BaseModel...'?
This is simply the default name. Once you save the component, it will update to the current specification.
Note: The file name will not update when you click 'Apply to CAD Model'. You must choose the 'Save the Part Number' option.
Is it possible to specify dimensions outside of the given range?
Yes - you will be prompted that this is outside of the range, and 'Error' will appear in the part number. Depending on our capabilities, we may be able to quote these components as a special. Please reach out to your local Account Manager or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Will this add-on work with CAD files previously downloaded from MISUMI's website?
No, but with the add-on's search function, it is incredibly simple to import a known part number.
V2.3 - Update
(Release June 3, 2019)
Compatibility with SOLIDWORKS 2019
Automatic updates run with SOLIDWORKS open and restart upon completion
V2.2 - Update
(Release March 2019)
Must specifiy save location folder first
V2.1 - Update
(Released December 2018)
Full assembly design ideas can be imported
Components can be highlighted
Complimentary products are recommended (can be turned off)
V2.0 - Full Release
(Released September 2018)
Save location folder directly in Import Window
Default file name begins with "BaseModel..." from "NewMiSUMiModel..."
"Read-only" dimensions can no longer be edited
NEW "Apply to CAD" and "Save with Part Number" buttons
File saving window: previous folder is remembered
Option: Reduce file size instead of Part Number Lock
"Overwrite the original file" is available, deletes original file for possible design revisions
NEW "Enable to create part file when saving assembly file" allows users to save the part file and assembly file
V18.104.22.168 - Updated translations
(Released November 2017)
99% product coverage; All other products linked to MISUMI website (Factory Automation Components Only)
Query internal database for previously registered MISUMI components.
Search from specification window
Check unit price independent of specification changes
Resizable design window
Removed permanently pinned specification window
V1.6.3 - Bug fixes
V1.6.2 - Performance improvement
V1.6.1 - Add components to cart
Revamped search function; new products.
V1.5.2 - Speed improvement; bug fixes
V1.5.1 - Translation updates
V1.5.0 - UI improvements