TraceParts gives Engineers the means to easily download CAD models for PCB designs

21-06-2017 Audrey Varin

Engineers can access PCB CAD models from the TraceParts CAD platform and download them in formats compatible with the most common PCB-design tools


Saint-Romain, France –21 June 2017 – TraceParts, one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering, has teamed up with SamacSys, a leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data, in order to make a wide range of electronic component models available for ECAD PCB Design.


Users will be able to download PCB Schematic Symbols & Footprints of electronic components from the TraceParts CAD platform in formats that are compatible with their design software.



What are the new electronic-design formats on the TraceParts CAD platform?

  • Altium Designer
  • Cadence Allegro
  • DesignSpark PCB
  • Mentor PADS
  • Mentor Xpedition
  • Novarm DipTrace
  • Pulsonix
  • TARGET 3001!
  • Xpedition xDX Designer
  • Zuken CADSTAR


Sharing technical content with TraceParts gives Engineers access to high quality data to assist their design process. Our goal is to help Electronics Engineers design their next big idea more easily and cost effectively. This exciting new partnership expands the visibility and helps more Engineers enjoy our solution. When we look after their PCB Library needs, they can spend more time innovating.

said Alex MacDougall, Managing Director of SamacSys.


This strategic partnership brings our users and part suppliers customers more than just ECAD formats in addition to the 50+ CAD formats we already offer as free and unlimited downloads onto the TraceParts content platform. SamacSys’ expertise empowers our catalogs of electronics components with specific PCB metadata, footprints and schematic product information. It incredibly help electronics engineers boost their design productivity and accuracy.

adds Bertrand Cressent, Global Product Manager of TracePartsOnline.net.


About SamacSys

SamacSys is the leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data. Our mission is to provide companies with a suite of software tools and high quality content to select, manage and distribute electronic component information effectively throughout their organizations. Our customers range from individual engineers to international brands whose revenues run into billions of dollars. With thousands of customers in over in over 100 countries around the world, SamacSys is recognized as the global leader in electronic component software solutions. The company is a partner to leading brands such as RS Components, Allied Electronics, Zuken, Target3001, ON Semiconductors, ST Microelectronics and many more.


About TraceParts

TraceParts is one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering. As part of the Trace Group founded in 1990, the company provides powerful web-based solutions, such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators.

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The TraceParts portal is available free-of-charge to millions of CAD users worldwide. It provides access to hundreds of supplier catalogs and more than 100 million CAD models and product data-sheets that perfectly meet the specific needs of design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance processes and operations.

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