2,563 designers and engineers answered the TraceParts survey aimed at understanding their expectations of industrial parts suppliers

TraceParts has announced the publication of the results of a large global survey carried out in October and November 2020 on its CAD content platform in five different languages

Saint-Romain, France, January 26, 2021 - TraceParts, a world-leading supplier of digital content for engineering, has announced the publication of the results of a large global survey carried out in October and November 2020 on its CAD content platform in five different languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian).

Ever since its CAD content platform was launched in 2001, TraceParts has consistently carried out surveys to assess the level of satisfaction among designers and engineers in a bid to deliver the best response to their needs. In 2016, TraceParts began summarizing and publishing its findings in an e-book for all professionals involved in digital marketing for industry.

Key figures of this survey

- 90% of the parts downloaded end up being purchased.

According to the survey, the design professionals who use TraceParts to look up and download CAD models of parts claim that they end up buying those parts.

- 92% of engineers and designers would rather work with suppliers who provide CAD models of their products.

The respondents save time with their design projects when the CAD model of the required part is available. The risk of a design error is considerably reduced when designers do not need to model a product from scratch.

In addition, over half the respondents (54%) claim that they are ready to look elsewhere if their current supplier does not offer CAD models of its parts. This is a fairly new trend that did not come to light in the previous surveys carried out by TraceParts.

- 76% of the engineers and designers interviewed claim that they have identified at least one new supplier on the TraceParts platform.

Over 1,000 industrial parts suppliers currently publish the CAD models of their products through TraceParts, meaning that the TraceParts.com platform is a key source of technical content for design professionals, since it offers over 120 million 2D drawings and 3D files that can be downloaded for free.

Entitled "Interactions between designers and parts suppliers", the e-book can be downloaded for free from the following page: https://go.traceparts.com/fr/synthese-de-lenquete-effectuee-sur-les-utilisateurs-de-la-plateforme-cao-traceparts.

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 1990, 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.

For more information about TraceParts, please visit www.traceparts.com

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