HTML5 WebGL technology allows detailed 3D part models to be rendered directly in the browser, plugin-free, across any devices
Saint Romain, France – October 29, 2014 – TraceParts, a world-leading digital engineering 3D content company, has launched support for WebGL 3D rendering across its entire library of free downloadable CAD models.
Users are now able to view and interact with live 3D models directly in any compatible web browser, without the use of plugins or other additional software, making the millions of parts on TracePartsOnline.net easier to access than ever.
Due to the dynamic updating of catalog content, the 3D renders are always up-to-date. This allows the user to be confident that the model seen in the browser will always be exactly the same after downloading it in one of the many supported CAD formats.
Other benefits of WebGL include faster loading times and improved responsiveness due to the reduced processing overhead of displaying the model. This, along with higher quality renders, means users can find parts more quickly and preview them in a greatly improved level of detail.
With an engineering community of over 9.1 million design professionals accessing the TraceParts Publishing Network, a large variety of browsers are used to select and download CAD models. Therefore, to ensure every web browser can still reliably access and view all the available models, the website is able to fall-back to other technologies such as Java.
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