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3D Partfinder

3DPartFinder is a shape search product that does for parts what Google™ search engine does with text: it finds and displays parts similar to the initial inquiry. That initial inquiry can come in various ways. One approach is to load an existing file of the target part and launch 3DPartFinder. Another approach is to sketch a rough 3D of the target part in Autodesk® Inventor® software, and then have the search engine find similar parts.

Suitable matches are displayed in an assembly of Inventor that ranks them according to their similarities for further analysis. As necessary, you can rotate any part in the assembly and access any detailed information or function available in Inventor. You can easily launch another search using any file results returned by the first search, and you can tell the engine how many results to return.


  • Accelerate product development, stop creation of duplicates, find related models, improve quotation & estimation processes;
  • Re-use knowledge in core engineering, training of new comers & improve engineering productivity;
  • Reduced tooling, prototype, testing and inventory costs.

Target Industry Segments:  Aeronautic & Aerospace, Automotive & Transportation, Industrial Machinery

Compatible with Autodesk products: Autodesk® Inventor® 2017, Autodesk® Inventor® 2016, Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® 2013, Autodesk® Vault 2017, Autodesk® Vault 2016, Autodesk® Vault 2015, Autodesk® Vault 2014, Autodesk® Vault 2013

Integration: Able to open the Autodesk native data file with full associativity

Languages:  English, French, German, Japanese

Countries:  North America, Europe and Japan

Video: in HD

Company Information: 
3DSemantix is a software editor specialized in geometric search solutions. It has created a search engine technology to search for similar parts using a 3D MODEL as input to the search engine instead of alphanumeric characters. Its first product using this new semantics is a shape-based search engine: 3DPartFinder.

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Contact Information:
33 Prince Street, Suite 107
Montreal, QC
Canada H3C 2M7
Phone: 514-447-4978