3D CAD models from RAPID are now available on the TraceParts platform

CAD files of sheet metal parts published by RAPID will save precious design time to product developers

Saint-Romain, France - January 4, 2017 - RAPID, one of the largest prototype manufacturers in the United States has launched a free CAD catalog on TraceParts. The parts catalog includes over 200 CAD files of sheet metal parts and features such as U Enclosures, Cutouts, Embossments, Punch Tooling and more.


TraceParts is one of the world's leading digital media company for engineering. One of the services TraceParts offers is a CAD platform. The platform includes over 100 million parts available for download. RAPID joined TraceParts vendor platform to offer engineers an alternative to creating from scratch standard sheet metal enclosures and tooled features.

To use the service, engineers create a free account on the TraceParts website. The customer then chooses the 3D CAD file they wish to use and then download the file. The process is frictionless.

James Jacobs states, "RAPID is always on a mission to expand our services and better serve our customers. By partnering with TraceParts we are able to offer product developers standard enclosures and common tooled features essential to their product, but not worth the design hours to create the part from scratch."

To view RAPID's CAD library visit www.TracePartsOnline.net

About TraceParts

TraceParts is one of the world's leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering. As part of the Trace Group founded in 1989, the company provides powerful web-based solutions, such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators. TraceParts also provides digital marketing services to help part manufacturers, software publishers and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate high-quality B2B sales leads.

The TracePartsOnline.net portal is available free-of-charge to millions of CAD users worldwide. It provides access to hundreds of supplier catalogs and more than 100 million CAD models and product data-sheets that are suited to design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance processes.

About RAPID:

RAPID employs over 325 people focused on quick-turn prototype sheet metal & machined parts. Rapid Sheet Metal offers a FREE add-in, eRAPID , for SOLIDWORKS that allows users to cost and order sheet metal parts within CAD, instantly. eRAPID also provides design for manufacturability feedback as users design sheet metal parts. Rapid Machining quotes machined & turned parts within 24 hours. RAPID ships all parts in days, not weeks. Other services include wire harnesses, cable assemblies and box builds. www.rapidmanufacturing.com

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