How to find and insert TraceParts 3D models in CATIA V5

TraceParts has been a CATIA (Dassault Systèmes) partner for over 20 years. TraceParts was the first standard component library to join the Dassault Systèmes Software Community Program (SCP) as a partner in October 2001. CATIA V5 is the world’s leading engineering and design software for 3D CAD excellence. It is used by leading companies in a variety of industries to develop the products we see and use every day.  

For CATIA V5 users:

  • They can instantly find millions of products from over 1,600 suppliers of mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic and many other types of industrial components.
  • They get a real-time 3D preview and an expanded bill of materials once they select a product.
  • They can download and insert the selected CAD models into CATIA V5.
  • This significantly increases their design productivity.

Discover how to download a CAD component from the TraceParts CAD library and insert it into CATIA V5 in the following video:

Only 5 steps to integrate TraceParts 3D models into CATIA V5

1- Go to, search and find a part by the specific reference or catalogue name

Catia V5

2 – Choose the ‘CATIA V5’ format and download the 3D model

3 – Extract the downloaded file

4 – Insert the file into CATIA V5

5 – Display the nomenclature