Similar Part Explorer
Similar Part Explorer saves users time and effort by integrating a shape-based search of CATIA® data through the contextual menu of the 3D navigation available in CATIA, DELMIA®, and SIMULIA®. A shape-based search is an intuitive process that enables easy and quick information reuse through 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.
For example, changing a component in a design could be 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 simply and instantaneously access a list of choices for parts. Search and tracing functions of similar 3D parts is quicker, enabling rapid sections.
- 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.