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EPTDA selects TraceParts to help distributors and manufacturers of mechanical power transmission and motion control products promote their components to engineers and design professionals.


St Romain, France – November 25, 2014 – TraceParts, one of the world leading digital engineering 3D content companies, has confirmed a partnership with the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) to promote its members’ technical data and 3D CAD models online.


As an Associate Member of the EPTDA since 2012, TraceParts had worked closely with European market leaders involved in power transmission and motion control components to publish their 3D product catalogs on the TraceParts Engineering library TracePartsOnline.net. Companies who implemented such a 3D product marketing strategy with TraceParts saw substantial return both in terms of number of CAD model downloads and additional sales.


Based on this success, EPTDA and TraceParts looked to leverage this further to offer every EPTDA member the same opportunity to increase product visibility and grow business. From this partnership, a new engineering online library was created to focus on the 15 main product categories supported by the EPTDA including bearings, belts, controls and sensors, couplings, electronic drives, hydraulics, linear motion, motors and pneumatics,…This dedicated CAD library streamlines the entire design process and gives engineers and design professionals the ability to quickly select, evaluate and download CAD models of components to meet their design requirements.

 EPTDA CAD library

This new online library provides direct access to 3D catalogs including 2D drawings, CAD models and full technical specifications. All components can be viewed in 3D, with a live preview which can be manipulated in the browser in real time, before being downloaded in any of the many supported CAD formats compatible with most popular CAD software. The EPTDA online library can be freely accessed from the EPTDA website or directly at www.tracepartsonline.net/ws/eptda


Only one month after go-live, this new CAD library showcases millions of components from an ever growing list of part vendors such as CMD COUPLINGS, FLI, GATES, INA / FAG, ITAFRAN, IWIS, KURODA JENA TEC, mbo Oßwald, NADELLA, NSK, POGGI, ROLLON, SEDIS, SIEMENS Automation and Control, SIT, SKF, SMC and NTN-SNR.


About TraceParts

TraceParts is a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company, offering progressive business software solutions for over 20 years through powerful web based products and services such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators, helping part vendors to 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 over 100 million CAD models and product datasheets suitable for the Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Maintenance processes. For more information about TraceParts, please visit www.traceparts.com



Founded in 1998, EPTDA today is the largest organisation in EMEA of distributors and manufacturers of mechanical power transmission and motion control products.

The EPTDA distributor and manufacturer companies cover more than 15 product categories within the EPTDA, and are active in a range of end markets, including but not limited to Food & beverage equipment; Mining & dredging; Automotive; Industrial machinery; Agriculture equipment; Power generation; Material handling equipment; and Pulp & paper.

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