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Thursday, 09 October 2014

Media collaboration facilitates direct, free access for the engineering community to hundreds of purchased parts catalogs.

Amberg (Germany), October 7, 2014 – TraceParts, a leading provider of digital 3D content for product planning and engineering, today announced its media collaboration with the Techniker-Forum (Engineers Forum).

This will mean that more than 100 million 2D drawings and 3D CAD models for all current CAD systems will now be available to visitors from the Techniker-Forum for them to download for free. The CAD models are supplied from hundreds of catalogs from world-leading component manufacturers such as Binder, Bosch Rexroth, Euchner, Igus, Item, Phoenix Contact, Schaeffler Technologies (INA/FAG), RUD, and many more.

The Techniker-Forum itself is one of the largest communities for nationally certified engineers in German-speaking countries. Its widely visited forums play host to lively discussions on the subjects of nationally certified engineers, training, degree courses and advanced training. There is also a job market and list of engineering colleges added to the services on offer. This is now further supplemented by one of the world’s most powerful CAD libraries.

Read the whole article on "CUSTOMERS and PARTNERS TALK" >>

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

I wanted to share with you the last success story of our Software Partner TraceParts

TraceParts is proud to annonce that since November 2010, they host more than 8.000 3D digital objects from Phoenix Contact on their platform 

With this plateform the customer can improve the level of the service offered to their own customers and increase their visibility through this qualitative online platform. 

With, you can use an online catalog in order to view your 3D models and dowload files that increase end customer satisfaction and loyalty. 

Do you want to know more about TraceParts? Let's take a look at their presentation page on


Please also visit our social community “TALK”! 

Interested to enter the TALK community? Click that button and discover your new communication tool!

DO not forget our current contest on TALK!

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Monday, 24 December 2012

We shared our partner TraceParts' Christmas Tree design contest a few weeks ago. A total of 40 contestants used TraceParts' free libraries to design very original Christmas trees. 

The winner is now known, with the creation below:

You can click here to discover the three winners of the contest! 

Merry Christmas!
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Monday, 03 December 2012

For the sixth year now, our partner TraceParts announces today its Christmas Tree Design Contest! Everyone can take a chance to win some nice prizes, including an iPad mini!

Wanna try? Then read TraceParts' announcement*:
TraceParts, a market-leading digital engineering 3D content company, today announced the launch of its sixth Christmas Tree Model Contest, taking place until December 19, 2012. The winners will be selected among the best Christmas tree renderings received.

Contestants must build a Christmas tree using components downloaded from the CAD library. Three winners will be selected and best rendered images will be published on website.

The prizes are 
- one Apple iPad Mini including a Smart Cover for the first place, 
- one Sony MDRRF865RK wireless headphone with a 20.-€ Amazon voucher for the second place 
- and one rotring Rapid Pro pen with a Moleskin notebook for the third.

The Christmas trees should be designed in 3D, using any CAD or picture editing software, and using as many different components available in the CAD library as possible.

Contestants must send the rendered images of their trees until December 19, 2012 to The file size of the image should not exceed 1MB if possible.

Have fun designing your Christmas tree!

Your TraceParts Team

Good luck to everyone!

* TraceParts' Press Release can be read here.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Today is a special day for our friends from TraceParts. It is time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 3D content portal! From 2001, when the portal was launched and the Internet not as massively used as today, to 2012, a lot has been done to facilitate the indexation and availability of millions of 3D parts.

A few impressive figures to illustrate the outstanding growth and adoption of by design engineers:
- 26 500 000 CAD models downloads in 2011;
- 2 500 000 absolute visitors in 2011;
- 100 000 000+ models available from 100+ providers
- 1 200 000 registered users.

As you can see, these figures are huge and pretty impressive. What TraceParts has built during the last decade is amazing. The CATIA users community can source various types of 3D models for free as soon as they have registered! This includes, for instance: fasteners, flexible drives and transmissions, support and locating elements, linear motion systems, reducers, elbows, pneumatic and hydraulic fittings, cylinders and accessories, mold & die components, ... including thousands of technical data sheets.

Boost your design productivity by not redrawing the catalogs already available inside and concentrate on adding value to your company’s products!

So... Joyeux anniversaire ! (If you want to wish them an happy birthday, don't hesitate to join their Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn communities ;-)).


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Monday, 05 December 2011

For the fifth year, our partner TraceParts is not going to ask you to draw a sheep like the Little Prince. No, what they're gonna ask you is to draw... a Christmas tree!

But wait, we're not talking about a traditional Xmas tree. We're talking about a 3D one of course! No matter what your tree will look like, it has to be:
- in 3D;
- made with as many parts available on as possible and
- less than 1MB if possible.

Then, TraceParts has got some nice prizes to be put under the real Christmas trees of the three winners:
- one Apple iPod touch (4th Generation) MP3 Player for the first place,
- one Amazon Kindle Keyboard Ebook Reader for the second place and 
- one Hama New Basic Digital Photo Frame for the third.

Easy, isn't it? We have no doubt our community of 3D professionals will be able to design the best 3D Christmas tree ever!

So, ready? Grab your mouse, browse TraceParts' catalog and unleash your imagination!
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Friday, 22 January 2010

Image courtesy of Traceparts

Airbus' planes fly into the sky thanks to a lot of people working hard to make it happen. For that they also work with 3D tools to study, create, test, etc. every single part of each plane. Airbus and its partners in French plants are working on CATIA V5 to design the tooling. "The tooling is made up of a large number of standard parts bought from supplier catalogues: fastenings, clamping and handling parts, bushings, cylinders, etc. and each site or sub-contractor was modeling parts it needed with a specific name and level of detail", says Laurent SENOT, a Dassault Data Services consultant who works with Airbus.

This being said, Airbus was looking for a solution to simplify this process and get a homogeneous library of components that would be used by each site and suppliers.

Traceparts brought the solution

Our partner Traceparts is a French provider who delivers standard parts library seamlessly integrated with CATIA V5. They were choosen by Airbus France, Airbus Spain and Airbus UK for its functionalities, its content and its ability to adapt its solution to their specific requirements.

Additionnally to the fact that they are the only one library developer to have the status of CAA V5 Software Partner, they were able to customize their software on a number of imperatives leading to a close collaboration.

Traceparts and Airbus are working on a brand new version, currently in a deployment phase that integrates notable developments such as the automatic replacement of instanced parts by other components and allow Airbus to build its own parts into the library.

Discover how Traceparts can work for you. Read the full success story.

Alexandre and the Traceparts Team

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