The 12th annual TraceParts design competition has been launched

Once again, TraceParts is throwing down the gauntlet to the CAD community with a competition on the topic of Christmas trees

Saint-Romain, France, December 3, 2018 - For the end-of-year celebrations, TraceParts - one of the worlds leading providers of 3D digital content - and nVent Schroff - world leader in electronics packaging - are teaming up to organize a competition based on the theme of Christmas trees, which will run until 21 December.


The aim for entrants is to create a 3D Christmas tree using as many of the freely-available parts on the TraceParts CAD content platform as possible with the CAD software or image retouching program of their choice.
Over 100 million parts are available from close to 700 catalogs!
Participants must send a screen shot of their Christmas tree before December 21, 2018 to the following address:contest@traceparts.com. The size of the file should not exceed 1 Mb.

The three winning entries will be picked from the most original and successful creations, which will subsequently be displayed on the website: www.traceparts.com.


The prizes up for grabs include a OnePlus 5T 6 GB for first place, a Bose QuietComfort 35 II for second place and a Samsung New Gear 360 Reference R210 for third place.

All the 3D files available on the TraceParts CAD-content platform are compatible with the most popular native CAD software such as SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER & Creo, Inventor, AutoCAD, Solid Edge, TopSolid, Geomagic Design, Kompas 3D, SpaceClaim, SketchUp, Autodesk REVIT, ZW3D, Draftsight, HiCAD, TurboCAD, T-FLEX, SolidFace, Elecworks, Gstarcad, IronCAD, MagicPart, SolidWorks Electrical, DesignSpark Mechanical and DesignSpark Electrical.

The majority of neutral CAD file-formats are also supported, notably DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP, SAT, JT, VRML and many others including STL, the standard CAD-file format for 3D printing!

Enjoy the game!


About TraceParts

TraceParts is one of the worlds leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering. As part of the Trace Group founded in 1989, the companys Product Catalog Services provide powerful web-based solutions including interactive 3D catalogs, product configurators, CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators for industrial part manufacturers and electrical component manufacturers and their distributors.

TraceParts also offers Digital Marketing Services to help industrial part manufacturers and distributors, electrical component manufacturers, 3D printing suppliers, software and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate high-quality B2B sales leads.

The TraceParts portal is available free-of-charge to millions of CAD users worldwide. It provides access to nearly 700 supplier catalogs and more than 100 Million CAD models and product datasheets that meet the specific needs of design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance processes & operations.

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