Reorganizations, mergers, global projects, and innovation are all opportunities to create new parts, proliferating part references in the company catalog and thus increasing the cost to design, manufacture, test, source, and store the parts. Consolidating an optimized catalog can be a Chinese “casse tete” that often consumes company resources without a satisfactory outcome.
EXALEAD OnePart provides a full set of applications to classify company assets, identify master parts for reuse, and ensure Engineering selects the preferred part, while monitoring over time the execution of company policy. Even more, Sourcing and Procurement will leverage these applications to optimize ordering by grouping orders or selecting the right price of technically viable alternative solutions.
OnePart helps your business to simplify, organize and optimize your parts in selected contexts
From the entire legacy of company assets, quality and method engineers are able to classify parts. Based on shape similarity and/or semantic criteria, each part is associated with the closest one to form a cluster that will eventually be classified into a family and sub-family. Once all the parts in the family are classified, specific parts can be tagged as either the master, alternate, or obsolete. This categorization of part families and sub-families, as well as the associated tags, is massively propagated into OnePart to guide part selection by designers and engineers and can be easily imported into the PDM and ERP systems.
It also prevents deviation and ensures the organization doesn't proliferate the same part references already optimized in its catalog. Just as you previously ran checks every night: run OnePart catalog guards, based on the same predefined criteria used for catalog optimization, to receive a new part creation alert with a proposed classification or identification of existing similar parts to be reused.
Find and reuse existing parts, 2D/3D designs and related documentation
EXALEAD OnePart provides designers and engineers with an intuitive application to reuse existing parts instead of recreating parts, wasting time or simply not finding the right part. With just a few clicks, users explore legacy parts and related 2D/3D designs, gaining immediate insight into vast amounts of previously hidden data. They can further refine their search using side-by-side comparisons to identify the right part for reuse. When a similar part is discovered, the user can also analyze important related documentation like specifications, testing, validation, and certification material in multiple formats (such as .xls & .pdf) to facilitate optimal reuse and a complete view of the situation.
The EXALEAD OnePart integrated search experience is uniquely capable of combining similarity, metadata, and semantic-linked documents and related information with shape search capabilities, all on a single page.
3D Part Supply is an online service aggregating 100M sourceable parts that allows you to search and reuse public part catalogs
Whether from Engineering or from Procurement and Sourcing, accessing online standard part catalogs has always been a must-have. With 100 million sourceable parts available from CAD design applications or from your Web browser, Part Supply brings you this capability with the ease of use of the intuitive user interface of OnePart.
- One unique UI access to both entreprise and supplier components
- Single search, refinement, compare, etc
- Download models in CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS and many other formats
In addition, if OnePart Reuse is available on site, it’s as easy as a search to compare parts in-house and across countries.