With the development of 3D design, the need for manufacturers’ libraries in the CAD softwares is quickly identified as essential. Trace Software creates and develops the TraceParts concept, which is now a global, leader company, for the diffusion of 3D CAD models of industrial equipment.
Who are we?
With over 30 years’ experience, Trace Software International is a company specialized in the development of software solutions and services dedicated to the industrial engineering, with a unique expertise in the design of electrical installations. The permanent investments realized in research and development and the steady worry about innovation in our different fields of activities have placed our products among the most appreciated applications by professionals in the world.
Trace Software International has subsidiaries in France, Spain, Morocco, Germany, China, Brazil and USA, with a worldwide presence via distributors or authorized partners insuring the sales, the implementation and the service.
The colleagues of the company share the same passion, and are committed to create and organize innovating products and services to our customers globally.
Automation – Electrical engineering – Industrial engineering
In 1987 Trace Software is created to develop occupational solutions intended for electrical and mechanical research departments.
Today Trace Software International is a renowned company on the international market, conceiving and editing software solutions which allow to conceive, calculate, realize, handle and simulate. Our offer covers all the needs of the business manager from the production including the follow-up and the using of the installations.
A double expertise: technological and engineering-focused
In 30 years, we have learned a unique expertise by working with and for the main CAD editors of the market especially with the Dassault Systèmes group and Autodesk.
The engineers of the company have developed skills and the know-how recognized globally by developing solutions for big industrialists such as MICHELIN, APAVE, EDF, ALSTOM, SIEMENS, AREVA; but also with more modest research departments which commit to anticipating evolutions and for which the relationship with the publisher is a formidable way to win competitive advantages.
The choice of the innovation in our new product development
To appear among the best companies and answer to the challenges of tomorrow, Trace Software is committed into innovation. As an approved “Innovative Company” by OSEO, the company massively invests in Research & Development, developing its own kernels softwares and working in collaboration with its customers to produce innovative solutions:
With Sequoia FM, software for management of industrial and tertiary assets, introduces on the market a new generation of information systems, intimately combining diagram and database.
TR-CIEL « Just draw, and it’s calculated! ». In 1997, Trace Software launches a calculation software for electrical installations with a surprisingly user-friendly interface, which will be copied by all its contestants.
In year 2000, it’s the introduction of Trace Elec Pro, one of the very first electrical CAO database-oriented softwares. The electrical project is no more considered as a whole diagrams, but as the information of a database; the diagram being only a representation of these data.
Trace Software International, make our customers win
Our ambition is to appear among the very first worldwide leaders of the software sector for the industry.
Designing innovative software products, giving decisive advantages to our customers
Our work consists in developing solutions to answer our customers’ needs, but also to anticipate the future needs, to propose innovative solutions, and to disrupt habits.
We design our software solutions, for the sake of performance, in order for our customers to find a real productivity increase in the realization of folders, an optimization of costs and the automation of tedious tasks. Our aim is also to facilitate the use of norms and of international usages, to favor the capitalization of know-how and the diffusion of best practices.
To ameliorate the channel of transmission of information from the preliminary studies, the production and the using, our softwares work directly on a numerical mock-up of the installation, the closest to the physical reality.
Attentive to the job evolution and to new technologies
Even if electricians and automation professionals have not known great revolutions in the tools and the methodologies they use, the evolution remains sensitive, pulled by the necessity to realize studies more and more quickly. We discuss with our customers of the evolution of their work and of the arrival on the market of new equipment or new technologies and we reflect together to the best ways to integrate these evolutions.
Promote to the maximum the integration of manufacturer data
The purpose of a design software is to define the equipment of a project and the way to cable it or program it. Therefore, we give a huge place in our softwares from the integration of manufacturers’ data and in the possibilities of communication with the necessary equipment for the production (cables, electrical terminals, labels…). We work with the manufacturers to bring our customers reliable data and regular updates.
Our softwares are used by thousands of users in the industry but also in many schools and engineers schools. For manufacturers, our softwares are also a formidable marketing tool.
With the acquired expertise by TraceParts, we arrange of a unique know-how in the knowledge of the treatment of electrical catalogues, in the 2D and 3D modelization of equipment and their integration in the CAD softwares.