TraceParts adds the STEP AP242 modeling format to its CAD content library

24-10-2018 Audrey Varin

The new STEP AP242 format has been added to the current TraceParts range, which already features over 60 native and neutral CAD formats

Saint-Romain, France, 24 October 2018 – TraceParts, a world-leading supplier of 3D digital content for engineering, consistently ensures that its CAD content platform embraces the latest technologies. The company’s proactive development strategy means that TraceParts is one of the first CAD content platforms to offer the new STEP AP242 output format.

STEP AP242 – ISO 10303 is a standard that has been endorsed by the International Organization for Standardization. This neutral format represents an open 3D data model that can be used to exchange product data between design offices and production departments.

This format allows designers, engineers and specifically aerospace and automotive industry professionals to download and incorporate 3D models directly into their design projects in the neutral STEP AP242 format.

We believe that this format plays an important role in industry 4.0, because it contains much more than just geometric data. It includes information about the product lifecycle, manufacturing process, assembly and mounting constraints, among other things. It is a real asset for all those engineers and designers using our platform, as well as parts suppliers publishing their product catalogs with our solutions due to the fact that its’ native-like properties retains all the product-related information,

explains Bertrand Cressent, Product Manager at TraceParts.

To find out more about how TraceParts can produce an online catalog available in over 60 native and neutral formats, including STEP AP242, visit www.traceparts.com.


About TraceParts

TraceParts is one of the world’s leading CAD-content platforms for Engineering, Industrial Equipment and Machine Design, totaling 4.3 million registered members from 1.2 million companies actively sourcing product information and technical data from over 195 different countries.

As part of the Trace Group founded in 1990, TraceParts brings highly targeted marketing exposure to more than 800 customers of all sizes and from all industries, via powerful cloud-based API and SaaS applications such as CAD part libraries, product catalogs and configurators.

TraceParts’ comprehensive Digital Marketing Services help part manufacturers and distributors, 3D printing & rapid-prototyping suppliers, CAD/CAM/CAE/ECAD software and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate highly qualified sales leads.

Available free-of-charge to millions of Engineers & Designers worldwide, the TraceParts CAD-content platform provides access to over 1,100 supplier-certified product catalogs and billions of 2D drawings & 3D CAD models and product datasheets that perfectly match the digitalization needs of Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Maintenance processes & operations, in virtually any industrial sector.


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