United States Brand: EXALEAD
Solution: BT, CLOUD, SMB
Industry: Transportation and Mobility

Knapheide adopted Dassault Systèmes’ EXALEAD OnePart application to search through its heterogeneous information sources for similar parts and to rationalize its database so that it contains only up-to-date and preferred parts for reuse.

The Challenge

U.S.-based Knapheide Manufacturing Company, America’s largest provider of work truck solutions, needed to provide its engineers with a way to improve reuse of existing parts to reduce new project time to market and development costs.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Knapheide, therefore, wanted a more intelligent way to access and reuse 3D design data located in its different data sources. OnePart not only helps Knapheide quickly find the right parts and their related documentation, it also presents an opportunity to clean up its very large PDM database.


With OnePart, Knapheide’s engineering teams can rapidly find existing similar parts, which helps them avoid unnecessarily designing new ones.