3DPartFinder™, the Shape-based Search engine, inaugurated on TraceParts CAD models portal
TraceParts CAD model library relies on the new 3DPartFinder™ shape-based search engine to significantly improve the search of its CAD platform’s components.
Montreal, Canada, May 30, 2016 – 3DSemantix, the software editor of 3DPartFinder™ the revolutionary shape-based search engine, has integrated its solution to the CAD platform TraceParts a leading global provider of 3D digital content for engineering.
With 3DPartFinder™, professional designers can find in seconds alternate designs from various suppliers simply by selecting a 3D model of an existing part of the CAD platform TraceParts. Furthermore, users can view 3DPartFinder™ search results in the 3D viewer where the parts are ordered according to their similarity in shape and size relative to the reference part.
Once a user selects a component, 3DPartFinder™ compares it with the millions of other 3D components on TraceParts platform. A CAD designer is systematically provided with the most similar components thus being able to choose from a larger array of alternatives.
To provide CAD designers with an easy access to industrial components, the choice by TraceParts of the ultra-powerful search engine of 3DSemantix 3DPartFinder™ was a natural one. 3DSemantix started with a simple observation: “Engineers designing products with 3D CAD systems face a problem when searching for similar parts using only a text-based search engine in Big Data.”
“3DPartFinder™ allows TraceParts to tackle one of the major challenges associated with 3D search and offers CAD designers, registered on the TraceParts platform, the ability to find technical similarities that cannot be found by conventional text-based search ” added Bertrand Cressent Global Product Manager of TracePartsOnline.net.
Bertrand Houle, Vice-President Sales at 3DSemantix adds “CAD designers can now find rapidly new components from other manufacturers without using keywords as in a text-based search engine thus reducing the vocabulary specific barriers related to a product (description, reference, language, etc.).”
Registered users on the TraceParts platform can discover this new capability available, for now, on some 3D products.
Companies wishing to implement 3DPartFinder in their enterprise to increase their parts reuse rate and related information can contact 3DSemantix at [email protected].
3DSemantix markets innovative software solutions for the manufacturing and engineering markets. Its solutions are developed around the most advanced shape-based search technology in the industry: 3DPartFinder™. The 3DPartFinder ™ solutions help companies to accelerate product development and improve business productivity.
For the benefit of enterprises, 3DPartFinder™ has been integrated to the following CAD systems; PTC Creo™ from PTC, NX™ and Solid Edge™ from Siemens PLM, CATIA™ and SolidWorks™ from Dassault Systèmes and Autodesk Inventor™ from Autodesk. Manufacturing companies, industrial components manufacturers or suppliers wishing to obtain more information about 3DPartFinder™ can contact 3DSemantix by email at [email protected] or visit the website www.3DPartFinder.com
TraceParts is a leading global provider of digital 3D Engineering Content, offering scalable business software solutions for over 20 years through powerful web products and services such as CAD parts libraries, electronic catalogs and configurators of products. It helps components manufacturers to improve the efficiency of their marketing by increasing the value of their existing digital product data.
TracePartsOnline.net CAD portal is freely available to millions of CAD users worldwide, with hundreds of supplier catalogs and 100 million CAD models and other technical data suitable for design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance. For more information, visit TraceParts: www.traceparts.com