Global Design Management On Premise

Similar part Explorer

Similar part Explorer

Similar Part Explorer saves users time and effort by integrating a shape-based search of data through the contextual menu of the 3D navigation available in Dassault Systèmes authoring applications (for part and logical). A shape-based search is an intuitive process that enables easy and quick information reuse through the product lifecycle stages such as design, planning, manufacturing, procurement, and inventory management. Similar Part Explorer reduces duplicated references in a database as designers can access and check existing data directly on their designs before deciding to create new designs. Innovation quickens as designers share their work in a realistic 3D environment populated by accurate, real-time data.

Description

Similar Part Explorer reduces duplicated references in a database as designers can access and check existing data directly on their designs before deciding to create new designs. Innovation quickens as designers share their work in a realistic 3D environment populated by accurate, real-time data.

For example, today changing a component in a design is a very complex process that requires knowing the part, the part number, and the family of parts. With Similar Part Explorer, designers interested in changing a component, can very simply and instantaneously have a list of choices for parts. Search and tracing functions of similar 3D parts is quicker, enabling a rapid product deployment.

Using Similar Part Explorer, designers access the shape for information, no longer needing to know the name of the part. Designers work seamlessly and fluidly by accessing drop down menus available through simple key strokes. Similar Part Explorer eliminates the need for search libraries, reducing overall 

product development time and costs. Other stakeholders, such as purchasing and sourcing, also can use Similar Part Explorer to their advantage.

With a few, simple key strokes, users can search for specific data using designs of interest and:

  • Access real-time information on part substitutions
  • Navigate in the user interface and identify similar shapes easily
  • Instantly retrieve part information and view appropriate available components in 3D thumbnails, with names and ranking information

Key features & benefits

  • Increase productivity and speed up design engineering by viewing and choosing part substitutions in a 3D environment

  • Reduce duplicate parts and associated costs by quickly identifying similar parts

  • Bring products to market faster by instantly checking part substitutions for design feasibility