Glenair connect with innovation by offering it’s interconnect solutions in 3D on the traceparts.com platform

Saint-Romain, France - October 3, 2019 - Glenair, an expert in manufacturing high-performance connectors and cable accessories for the harshest environments, has chosen TraceParts as its service provider for publishing its product data in 3D.

Saint-Romain, France - October 3, 2019 - Glenair, an expert in manufacturing high-performance connectors and cable accessories for the harshest environments, has chosen TraceParts as its service provider for publishing its product data in 3D.


A wide range of electronic components is now available on the TraceParts CAD content platform. Engineers and designers working in the aviation, aerospace, military, rail, marine and offshore industries can now preview and download the CAD models of Glenair's products in over 60 formats.

The management team at Glenair, based their decision on the following observation: "Sales channels are changing and becoming increasingly digital. Our customers require instant access to the data that they need before agreeing to a more traditional face-to-face meeting. We have noticed that the growing segments in our target market are more comfortable with a digital experience at the start of the sales cycle."

The element that tipped Glenair's decision was the ability to quickly make its products available on the web for engineers and designers in order to offer its customers an ideal user experience.

Publishing the CAD models of its products on the TraceParts platform ensures that the company's solutions can be selected as early as the design phase of new applications and equipment. The interconnect expert can then analyze the different data relating to its product catalogue for the purpose of building dialog between its sales forces and the engineers / designers later in their design process.

Glenair has chosen to publish its products on the TraceParts platform with the Smart-Publishing solution. This online data creation method allows parts suppliers to independently manage their 3D catalog 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This is what the Glenair marketing team had to say about using the Smart-Publishing method: "The support that we received was top class and, as with any new process, once you've got past the learning curve, the experience is quick and effective."

Glenair has also chosen to incorporate the TraceParts service for downloading and viewing CAD files in 3D directly on its website.

About Glenair

Glenair also specializes in manufacturing and designing electrical and optical systems, including cables, connectors, accessories and contacts. Glenair is a major supplier of MIGHTY MOUSE miniature connectors and MIL-DTL-83513 (Micro-D) and MIL-DTL-32139 (Nano-D) type connectors, as well as connector savers (Savcons) meeting the MIL-DTL-38999 standard.

Glenair is mainly focused on the global aviation industry, but also serves the aerospace, military, rail, marine and offshore markets.

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 offers digital marketing services to help part vendors, 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 hundreds of supplier catalogs and more than 100 million CAD models and product data-sheets that perfectly meet the specific needs of design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance processes and operations.

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