VX CAD/CAM and TraceParts partner to deliver over 100 million free 3D native models to VX user community.

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VX CAD/CAM and TraceParts partner to deliver over 100 million free 3D native models to VX user community.
Access to suppliers’ parts catalogs has never been so easy from within VX interface.
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Melbourne, USA and Saint Romain, France - April 7, 2009 – VX Corporation and TraceParts today announce the immediate availability of a free exclusive online parts library, directly accessible from the VX user interface. Thanks to this strong partnership, thousands of VX users worldwide will now have instant access to best-in-class native 3D models coming from leading parts suppliers’ catalogs including Advantech, Asco Numatics, Bosch Rexroth, Cepex, CGI, Facom, Festo, IFM, Igus, INA/FAG, Legris, Mädler, Misumi, Norelem, Nozag, Rabourdin, Rud, Schmersal, Schmalz, Schneider Electric, Sherex, SNR, Telemecanique, Zimm, and more.

VX users can launch the specific TraceParts online library by using a menu inside the new 2009 version of VX CAD/CAM. They can then directly browse one specific catalog or use a powerful search engine for cross-catalogs searches based on the dimensions or other technical properties of the part they need. After selecting a part, the user has access to a real-time 3D preview and a summary of all its Bill of Materials (BoM) attributes. The last step is to select the VX native format and put the part inside the caddy, allowing users to get several parts at once. Users can then either directly download the VX 3D models or receive them by email.

“The extensive library of TraceParts’ online catalogs will bring incredible productivity benefits to the extended VX user community,” says Mark Vorwaller, VX Co-Founder, President & CEO. “Quick and easy access to accurate and up-to-date off-the-shelf components is critical for design and manufacturing engineers because it allows them to concentrate on adding immediate value to their company’s products. That’s really a key issue in today’s challenging economy.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with VX because they have always been a technology pioneer in the CAD/CAM industry,” explains Gabriel Guigue, Managing Director of TraceParts. “Independent surveys show that over 70% of CAD models that a mechanical designer adds to its parts list are actually purchased. It is therefore critical for parts vendors to get additional product exposure from this new TraceParts/VX Online Library.”

About TraceParts
TraceParts is a leading digital engineering content company, offering customers progressive business solutions through powerful web based products and services. TraceParts helps customers 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. For more information, please visit www.traceparts.com

About VX Corp.
VX Corporation is a pioneering developer of CAD/CAM solutions for industrial designers, engineers and CNC programmers. VX enables speedy design with fully-integrated, accurate manufacturing. Using a blazing fast hybrid modeling engine, engineers can take advantage of the speed of solids with the flexibility of Class A surfaces. Designers using VX products can create, modify, visualize, document and machine a vast array of parts and assemblies. From VX Innovator to the complete End-to-End suite, VX software delivers power, performance and productivity. Visit www.vx.com to learn more, chat online with a representative, schedule a demo or download a free 30-day license.


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