Hosted by TraceParts, this 3D model library puts 75,000+ 3D models from a wide range of suppliers at your fingertips. There are 2 ways to access this library:
1. Within DesignSpark Mechanical (built-in access):
Just click on this icon in the ‘Design’ tab of DS Mechanical to visit the library homepage and look for your preferred part. No login is required for downloads with this method.
Make use of the featured 3D models on the homepage to get used to the navigation and download options. With DSM v5, the catalogue has been redesigned with the latest HTML5 components for faster load times and better user experience. Help on downloading/inserting models with the new DSM v5 experience: https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/211321389
2. In your web browser:
Access the entire 3D catalogue here (TraceParts.com sign up will be needed for downloads here): https://www.traceparts.com/els/designspark/en/
Advisory for DSM v4.0 or older:
Ensure you have the same version of Java installed as the bitness of the DSM program (i.e. 32-bit Java fro 32-bit DSM and same for 64-bit)
Should you get security certificate warnings: If you have Java 8 or above installed, select high as the security level. Lower versions, use medium. You can also temporarily switch off Java certificate revocation checks: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/revocation_options.xml
Note: You will be asked to authorise the Java applet 'Click 2CAD' by a publisher named 'CADClick' in order to enable direct 3D model insertion in DesignSpark Mechanical. Please allow this applet to run.