The access to *.vex files is now restricted to iBwave licensed users for intellectual property reasons.
After user authentication, public vex files can be downloaded directly from the website and do not require manufacturer authorization.
Private vex files require manufacturer authorization prior to download. Requests for access to private vex files can now be processed online by clicking on the link 'Request Access'. An authorization email is automatically sent to the manufacturer's rep who will approve or reject the request. If the request is approved, a link to 'Download private vex' will be displayed when searching for parts for this manufacturer. Approvals are valid at the company level, meaning you will get access to private vex files if your colleague has already been previously approved.
Guest access is available for non-iBwave licensed users. It gives access to the search engine and the list of parts and manufacturers that are present in the online components database However, downloading of vex files is not permitted.