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ISD now provides direct access to TraceParts online catalogs.

HICADAmberg – May 3, 2011 – ISD Software & Systeme GmbH and TraceParts GmbH have announced today the immediate availability of HiCAD TraceParts, a comprehensive online library of purchased and standard parts whose product details can be loaded for free directly in native HiCAD format. Users can select from a whole variety of components from leading global manufacturers and integrate them directly into their designs. The availability and use of purchased part models allow designers, engineers and other HiCAD users to increase their productivity by being able to focus more on the actual design task.


Availability of HiCAD TraceParts, a comprehensive online library of purchased and standard parts

“One of our aims is to increase our customers’ productivity and cut design times. Providing easy access to the huge, diverse TraceParts library definitely speeds up the design process considerably. We’re delighted with our cooperation with TraceParts and look forward to a long, fruitful partnership,” says Marcel M.T. de Klein, ISD Product Manager Industrial Solutions.

“We’re really pleased with the partnership with ISD and the integration of the TraceParts component library into the HiCAD environment that has resulted from this. One of the reasons is that it raises the visibility of our part catalogs. Another reason is that in the case of a general and productive CAD solution, quick access to purchased parts and their 3D geometry has an ever-increasing role to play to specify part suppliers. We are therefore convinced our customers will quickly benefit from this new publishing channel for their catalogs.” explains Christian Baumgärtner, TraceParts GmbH Managing Director.

More than just a component library

  • > Extensive library
    HiCAD TraceParts includes more than 100 million purchased and standard parts from leading manufacturers and other vendors in the tool making, engineering, aviation and automotive industries.


  • > Dedicated HiCAD TraceParts portal
    The online library can be accessed directly via a separate HiCAD TraceParts portal: www.tracepartsonline.net/ws/hicad. The selected models can then be freely loaded in native HiCAD format.


  • > Powerful search function
    A variety of search engines, classifications and a 3D viewer integrated into a user-friendly interface allow you to find the components you need quickly, which you can then seamlessly incorporate into your design.


About ISD Group

The ISD Group is one of the worldwide leading providers of innovative and highly integrated CAD and PDM solutions. The software products HiCAD, HELiOS and HELiCON provide the user with efficient functions, innovative automation tools and a unique flexibility. HiCAD is a state-of-the-art 2-D/3-D CAD system with specialized industry solutions for mechanical engineering, steel and metal engineering, sheet metal processing and plant engineering. The PDM solution HELiOS constitutes the central “knowledge reservoir” of your company facilitating the gathering, management and distribution of documents and information. HELiCON is a tool enabling the rapid and convenient creation of customized product configurators.
With more than three decades of experience in the field of engineering, the ISD has always been an extremely competent and reliable partner – from product development and consulting to after-sales service. The ISD has subsidiaries and distributors in 10 countries, e.g. in The Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Japan and India.


About TraceParts

TraceParts is a leading digital engineering 3D content company, offering progressive business solutions through powerful web based products and services. TraceParts brings targeted and cost-effective market penetration to parts vendors, in all sectors of the industry.
As part of the Trace Software Group founded in 1989, TraceParts develops and markets software solutions for CAD parts libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators specifically designed to meet the requirements of the mechanical industry. TraceParts helps customers improve marketing efficiencies by increasing the value of their existing digital product data.
The tracepartsonline.net CAD portal is freely available to millions of CAD users worldwide, with hundreds of supplier catalogs and 100 million CAD models and product datasheets suitable for the design, purchasing, manufacturing or maintenance processes.
For more information, please visit www.traceparts.com

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