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3D Partfinder

3DPartFinder is a shape search engine that does for parts what Google® does with text: It finds and display parts similar to the initial inquiry either from an existing file or from a rough 3D sketch of the target part directly in Inventor®. You could search internally (Server or Vault) or on the Web in our Cloud based Platform and download standard models and technical information from hundreds of suppliers.

Suitable matches are displayed in an assembly of Inventor® and are ranked 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 define how many results to return.

Analyze your parts, find duplicates, quasi-duplicates and similar using 3DPartFinder Analytics or provide shape search capabilities to all users.


  • Accelerate product development, stop creation of duplicates, find related models, improve quotation, estimation  and parts standardization, download CAD Models;
  • 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 & Equipment, etc.

Compatible with Autodesk products: Autodesk® Inventor® 2018, Autodesk® Inventor® 2017Autodesk® Inventor® 2016, Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Vault 2018, Autodesk® Vault 2017, Autodesk® Vault 2016, Autodesk® Vault 2015,

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

Languages:  English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese

Countries:  North America, Europe, Japan and China

Video: in HD

Company Information: 
3DSemantix have created a 3D search engine technology, 3DPartFinder, in order to find similar, duplicates or mirror parts and related information using a 3D MODEL as input instead of alphanumeric characters. We provide different standalone and cloud based solutions using our shape-based search engine.

Additional Information:

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