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Do paper catalogs still work in terms of selling components?


05-05-2021 Gian Paolo Lodi

All component manufacturers have used paper catalogs for years. It was the easiest way to reach new potential customers (designers from other companies), to make their products known, and win new orders. This format has worked for a long time and it is easy to understand why: paper is a universal means of communication every […]

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What journey do engineers typically take on TraceParts.com?


28-04-2021 Audrey Varin

From design through to purchase The TraceParts.com website is a CAD-content platform for engineers and designers around the world who are looking for standard CAD models certified by industrial suppliers. Design professionals visiting the platform have free and unlimited access to millions of CAD models, which can be downloaded in 70 different CAD formats. The […]

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How to Reclaim Your Design Time


26-04-2021 David Pike

The world of 3D modeling has revolutionized design. As an example of the power that 3D CAD (computer aided design) that can deliver to designers, when Boeing launched the 777 into service in 1995, it was the first commercial aircraft to be conceived entirely using 3D CAD. Powered by the CATIA system developed by IBM […]

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Who is browsing your component catalog and what are they looking for?


19-04-2021 Gian Paolo Lodi

The benefits of digital and new technologies is a topic that I’m constantly dealing with, and for two reasons: Every day I see the results they produce (companies increasing sales through 3D catalogs) Every day I realize that there are still too few companies that have really understood the benefits they bring (and therefore, so […]

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Online 3D catalogs [why you need more than a website]


14-04-2021 Gian Paolo Lodi

Online 3D cataloging makes your catalog of products available globally at any time of day, 24/7. This is a fact that the 4.2 million engineers and designers who access TraceParts to work on their projects and purchase components are more than aware of. There is, however, a great misconception that, if not understood on time, […]

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