3D CAD Models from RS

View and Download thousands of 3D CAD Models

With accurate, revolving 3D images of components, and a huge selection of CAD model formats available for download, RS will help you to find the right product for your design.

Working in partnership with our suppliers, we have built a comprehensive library of 3D models in multiple file formats for importing into all of the most popular CAD suites, speeding up integration of products into your design. To help complete the design process, all of our 3D models are tagged with the RS part number for easy identification when ordering. Simply look out for the when searching for the component of your choice.

3D CAD Models from RS

Try our 3D CAD Model viewer

The 3D CAD Model viewer requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and for Java to be enabled on your system.

If Java is not installed, go to http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp .

Label guide:

Please click onto the icons below to see what function they have in the 3D CAD Model viewer

  • Manual Rotation (click and drag with mouse)
  • Move Model (click and drag with mouse)
  • Zoom In (Click and drag to window, release to magnify window)
  • Zoom In (Click and drag to magnify)
  • Transparency
  • Automatic Model Rotation
  • Reset Model View
  • Front View
  • Right Hand Side View
  • Top View
  • Back View
  • Left Hand Side View
  • Bottom View
  • Reset Model View

Supported 3D CAD Model download formats:

Supported formats

3D CAD Tutorial

Click onto the video tutorial to see how to search and download 3D CAD models…

3D CAD Tutorial

To download a 3D Model you must be registered and logged into the RS website. Click here to register/login

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  1. I don't have access to java in my browser. Where can I download the latest Java software?
    If Java is not installed, you can download the Java application by going to http://www.java.com/en/selectlanguage.jsp
  2. The 3D CAD Model image isn't displaying properly in my browser, what can I do?
    The viewer works best in the following browsers - IE7 or 8 / Firefox / Chrome - you can get the image to refresh by using the browser refresh button or by scrolling the browser pane.
  3. We are not allowed to use java in our browsers - what can we do?
    The viewer requires java to display the 3D image - you will need to use the "click for more images" link to view a product image or line drawing - you can still download a 3D CAD model without java.
  4. Can I download a 3D CAD Model for a CAD Application that doesn't appear in the drop down list?
    RS only supports the native 3D CAD formats in the drop-down list - if your 3D CAD system or version is not listed then try to import a neutral format like STEP or IGES.
  5. When I click on the 3D CAD Model image it starts spinning very fast - how do I stop this happening?
    Click on the image of a house in the CAD viewer.
  6. The 3D CAD Model image is different to the picture when I click the link for more images - which one is correct?
    The 3D CAD Model image is correct - the photograph or line drawing is a generic image used for several products in that range and is for guidance only.
  7. I want to download a 3D CAD Model but I don't have an RS account - what should I do?
    You don't need an RS account to download 3D CAD Models - just click the link to register and fill out your details - this will register you as a web user and you can then download 3D CAD Models.
  8. I've lost my user name and password and I want to download a 3D CAD Model - what should I do?
    Click the login link and then use the forgotten username / password links.
  9. I don't like the 3D CAD Model images - how can I switch them off?
    The 3D CAD Model image is a feature of our website and it can not be switched off. You can still view images or line drawings by clicking the link for more images
  10. I want to get a 3D CAD Model for a specific part number but it doesn't have a 3D CAD Model image - how do I obtain one?
    You can only get 3D CAD Models from RS if they are available for download from our website - we are constantly updating our 3D CAD Model library so you may be able to get one soon.
  11. My CAD system is not able to display meta data from the 3D CAD Model file - what can I do?
    As part of the download there is a text file containing the part information - try importing that into your CAD systems BOM (Bill of Material) manager.
  12. Why are the 3D CAD Models only shown in grey?
    The models are provided in a generic colour to minimise the impact on computer resources and provide the quickest response.
  13. Can I import 3D models into DesignSpark PCB?
    As DesignSpark PCB is a 2D drawing package, it cannot import 3D models. However, it is possible to import some of the 2D models that are available from RS.
  14. Which 2D drawing format can be imported into DesignSpark PCB?
    Drawings in DXF format can be imported into DesignSpark PCB. Select "2D DXF 13" when downloading the drawing.
  15. Is a tutorial available to demonstrate importing 2D drawings into DesignSpark PCB?
    Yes, please visit www.designspark.com.
  16. Can I export 3D models from DesignSpark PCB?
    DesignSpark PCB can export files in an IDF format. This can be converted into a format readable by 3D CAD Software Suites. Visit www.designspark.com for more details.

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