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TraceParts free 3D CAD library seamlessly integrated within Autodesk Fusion 360 – A huge step toward reducing product time to market


05-07-2021 Krunoslav Rašić

TraceParts, one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering has recently extended its long-lasting strategic partnership with Autodesk, a cloud-based 3D modeling, CAD, CAM, CAE, and PCB software platform for product design and manufacturing.

As part of the Trace Group who joined the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) in the 1990s, TraceParts has been a long-term software partner of Autodesk to offer 2D drawings and 3D CAD models of industrial components to their millions of users.

Now, the TraceParts free 3D CAD library has been seamlessly integrated within Autodesk Fusion 360 with over 1,242 TraceParts 3D catalogs available to Fusion 360 users.

Through this out-of-the-box integration, Fusion 360 users can browse and search hundreds of millions of mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and many other types of products.

Integrating the TraceParts library of hundreds of millions of 3D CAD models directly into Fusion 360, putting those parts at the fingertips of Fusion users, means those supplier-certified and standard components are now just a simple drag-and-drop away from being used in a design. This is a huge step toward reducing product time to market.

said Srinath Jonnalagadda, Vice President of Industry Strategy at Autodesk

Once a product is chosen, designers configure product options, dynamically preview them in 3D, and insert native Fusion 360 3D models directly into their designs.

Metadata rich Bill of Materials (BoM) properties connect chosen components back to the manufacturer to streamline supply chains and ultimately save time when ordering those components.

The Autodesk Fusion 360 Design Library powered by TraceParts is immediately available for free to all Fusion 360 users via the “Insert > Insert TraceParts Supplier Components” menu command.

As we can see in the video below, finding and inserting TraceParts 3D models in Autodesk Fusion 360 is fast and easy!

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