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The TraceParts CAD model library is counting on the new 3DPartFinder™ geometric similarity search engine to significantly improve part search performance

 

Saint-Romain, France; May 30, 2016 –TraceParts, a world-leading supplier of 3D digital content for design engineers, introduces an additional function into its CAD download platform for looking up parts and the associated information with a simple search using geometric criteria.

 

With the geometric similarity search feature, designer professionals can now use the 3D model of an existing part on the TraceParts platform to find all the variations and technical information of that model in just a few seconds and display the results of all the parts with a similar shape and size.

 

Basically, the 3DPartFinder™ shape search technology extracts the geometric signature that is unique to each part and compares it to millions of other parts on the TraceParts platform. The search results are presented in a 3D viewer, where the corresponding products are displayed in order of geometric similarity.

 

To provide CAD designers with even easier access to industrial parts, TraceParts naturally chose the ultra-powerful 3DPartFinder™ search engine.

 

3D geometric Search

 

To implement the new search engine, TraceParts joined forces with 3DSémantix, whose premise was based on a simple observation:

Engineers designing 3D models and using CAD systems face a problem when looking for similar parts in a large database with a keyword-based search engine.

 

Thanks to 3DPartFinder, we can tackle one of the major challenges with 3D searches and allow CAD designers registered on the TraceParts platform to find technically-similar parts that cannot be found with conventional text searches,

adds Bertrand Cressent, Global Product Manager of TracePartsOnline.net.

 

What that means for CAD designers is that they can now identify new parts without using keyword-based searches, thereby eliminating all the difficulties associated with the specific and precise terminology of a given product (description, language, and so on).
Registered users of the TraceParts platform can check out this new feature, which is currently available for certain 3D products.

 

Industrial parts vendors looking for more information about publishing their 3D product catalog can contact TraceParts by email at info@traceparts.com or visit the www.traceparts.com website.

 

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 1989, the company has been providing powerful web-based solutions, such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators. TraceParts also provides digital marketing services to help part manufacturers, software and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate high-quality B2B sales leads.

 

The TracePartsOnline.net 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 datasheets that are suited to Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Maintenance processes.

 

About 3D Sémantix

3DSémantix commercialize novel software solutions for the Engineering and Manufacturing industries. Our solutions are developed around our Advanced Shape-based Search Engine 3DPartFinder™ and allow the enterprises to accelerate Product Development as well as their productivity.

 

For the benefit of the users, 3DPartFinder™ has been integrated to the following CAD systems; Creo™ from PTC, NX™ and SolidEdge™ from Siemens PLM, CATIA™ and SolidWorks™ from Dassault Systèmes and Inventor™ from Autodesk. Product Manufacturer, Component Manufacturer and other who wish to learn more about 3DPartFinder™ can contact 3DSémantix directly at info@3dsemantix.com or visit our web site www.3dpartfinder.com

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