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Rapid Design

STREAMLINE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS

RAPiD Design is a design tool that helps engineers tap into infinite possibilities of MISUMI components

Please fill out the form to the right to Streamline Your Design Process

 

MILLIONS OF MISUMI COMPONENTS, DIRECTLY ACCESSIBLE THROUGH SOLIDWORKS.


MISUMI's RAPiD Design allows you to access their configurable components without the hassle of navigating back & forth between your web browser and CAD platform.

  • Import components into your design
  • Quickly alter components to match new requirements
  • Easily manipulate dimensions and specifications
  • RAPiD Design keeps pricing & the part number up to date

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

MISUMI Web Account (Register here for free!)
OS: Windows 10 (64 Bit)
CAD Platform: SOLIDWORKS 2016-2019 (latest service pack installed)
RAM: 8GB (Recommended)
Internet Connection
Hard Disk Drive Installation Size: 1.7GB
Installation time: 15-20 minutes

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TESTIMONIALS

Designed using RAPiD Design

Completed Assembly

“We love using MISUMI components in our builds because of the wide selection of high-quality parts and ease of customization. However, this flexibility also made creating CAD models difficult because models for new parts would need to be individually downloaded and incorporated if any changes were made. This was a huge time sink that was completely solved by RAPiD Design. Now we can change component specifications on the fly across an entire model without breaking constraints or transferring files. A BOM can be generated which includes the MISUMI components and properties. The MISUMI components can even be priced and added directly to the online cart from RAPiD Design once a design is complete. RAPiD Design has really streamlined our CAD process for custom designed systems.”

Adam C. – JANOME Industrial Equipment

 

User Community

FAQ

+ What are the software requirements? – What are the software requirements?

OS: Windows 10 (64 Bit)

RAM: 8GB (Recommended)

CAD Platform: SOLIDWORKS 2016 - 2019

Installation: 1.75 GB (15 Minutes)

Internet Connection Necessary

+ How long does the installation take? – How long does the installation take?

15 Minutes. You may need administrative permissions. Should IT have any questions with the software, please contact RapidDesign@misumiusa.com.

+ Are all MISUMI components available? – Are all MISUMI components available?

Currently, 99% of MISUMI's Metric Factory Automation product line is available through RAPiD Design.

+ What products are not covered? – What products are not covered?

Electrical components or die mold products are not included.

+ Do you offer international versions? – Do you offer international versions?

Yes! English, German, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese are available. If interested, contact RapidDesign@misumiusa.com.

+ What is my login? – What is my login?

The same as your MISUMIUSA.com login. Click here to create an account.

+ Is an internet connection required? – Is an internet connection required?

Yes, so that the program can reference CAD models, provide pricing and lead times.

+ Can we save the file under our own name? – Can we save the file under our own name?

Yes! Please save through SOLIDWORKS once you are finished. inCAD will still recognize your part despite not saving through it.

+ Is there an offline version of RAPiD Design? – Is there an offline version of RAPiD Design?

There is currently no plan to provide an American offline version.

+ Will this work in a PDM environment? – Will this work in a PDM environment?

Yes, this is backed by months of testing with leading PDM/PLM platforms.

+ Are multiple part components fully constrained? – Are multiple part components fully constrained?

No, only components like actuators and linear guides are partially constrained.

+ Why are some boxes yellow and some white in the Design Window? – Why are some boxes yellow and some white in the Design Window?

Yellow boxes indicate that the original value has not been changed. If any yellow boxes remain when clicking "Apply to CAD Model", a warning will appear to confirm to proceed with default values.

+ Do incorrect dimensions physically update? – Do incorrect dimensions physically update?

Yes! But before the model updates, you are warned that the configuration is flawed and that the resulting part is not standard. As a result, a part number will not generate, and you will not be allowed to save through RAPiD Design.

+ Can you order directly from the add-on? – Can you order directly from the add-on?

Yes! Please click on the "Price / Delivery" tab within the Design Window.

+ Why is the file name labeled as 'BaseModel...'? – Why is the file name labeled as 'BaseModel...'?

This is the default name, which only updates when the file is saved through either inCAD or SOLIDWORKS. Clicking "Apply to CAD model" will not update the name.

+ Is it possible to specify dimensions outside of the given range? – Is it possible to specify dimensions outside of the given range?

Yes. The program will generate the part, showing a "non-standard" error, but prevent it from being ordered.

+ When saving to our PDM vault, how will the latest version of a saved part be accessible by our engineers? Does RAPiD Design save and replace the original part or is it revision controlled? – When saving to our PDM vault, how will the latest version of a saved part be accessible by our engineers? Does RAPiD Design save and replace the original part or is it revision controlled?

RAPiD Design has several options when using the yellow “Save with Part number” button, which can be turned ON or OFF in the settings menu in the portal. The default setting is to save a new file (not replace) every time you "Save with Part Number". You can also select to reduce file size, which removes unused features and breaks the link to RAPiD Design, or you can overwrite the existing model.

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