2018 shines the spotlight on innovation for the CAD content library

Higher key performance indicators confirm how scores of engineers and designers are flocking to the site to download CAD models of industrial parts.

Saint-Romain, France, February 5, 2019 – In December 2017, TraceParts launched a new CAD content platform with the aim of ultimately replacing its previous library. More than a year after the platform went live, the time has come to review the results.

In 2018, the entire TraceParts Publishing Network broke a new record with four million unique visitors and 96 million page views. By continually improving the functionality on its platform, TraceParts has gone on to become a key source of 3D content for all professional designers, who use the site to download millions of CAD models of industrial parts.

New technical features were added to the platform throughout 2018, including a lighter 3D viewer and an ultra-high performance search engine delivering fast and accurate results. Designers can now use a multi-criteria filtering system to fine-tune their CAD model searches according to such criteria as the type of parts, suppliers, standards, dimensions and specifications.

In addition to its improved technical features, the site has been given a new design to reflect the same style as the largest e-shops and thereby enhance the user experience.

As part of its determination to continually guarantee user satisfaction, TraceParts has launched a survey among more than 45,000 engineers and designers to find out what they think of the new platform, and the results confirm that all the changes have paid dividends:

  • 84% of respondents are ready to recommend the platform to friends or family
  • 82% are satisfied with the process for downloading CAD models
  • 72% are satisfied with the relevance of the search results
  • 72% are satisfied with the new presentation of the product pages

Check out the other results in the e-book entitled “Interactions between designers and parts suppliers“.


About TraceParts

TraceParts is one of the world’s leading CAD-content platforms for Engineering, Industrial Equipment and Machine Design, totaling 5.3 million registered members from 1.3 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 1.730 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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TraceParts является одной из ведущих мировых платформ, предлагающих информационные материалы по САПР в области проектирования, промышленного оборудования и машиностроительного конструирования. TraceParts предоставляет узкоспециализированные маркетинговые материалы сотням клиентов всех размеров и со всех отраслей промышленности посредством таких облачных приложений API и SaaS, как библиотеки компонентов 3D, каталоги изделий и конфигураторы.

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