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PartscapeNavigator provides unique part mapping technology to find similar or duplicate parts and assemblies using 3D-shapes and ERP/PDM data. Features include:

  • Patented shape-based search (algorithm of 3DSearchIT) included
  • Automatic clustering of similar parts and assemblies
  • Automatic duplication analysis
  • Automated classification of parts and assemblies
  • Professional standard part libraries for DIN/EN/ISO/ANSI parts


  • Reduce the number of parts and complexity costs
  • Improve re-use of parts and avoid unnecessary creation of new parts
  • Immediate decrease of search time without prior classification
  • Master data quality improvement

Target Industries:  Machinery Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Industrial Manufacturing  

Compatibility: Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® 2013

Integration:  PartscapeNavigator is launched from within the Autodesk Inventor menu, under "Tools/User Commands". The part map itself will have a separate window offering additional commands.

Languages: English, German

Countries:   Germany (headquarter), global (consulting, implementation).

Company Information

CADBAS GmbH is an expert and innovative leader for management of part diversity and complexity based in Essen, Germany since 1986. For our customers we work out strategies, processes and implement solutions to structure, to find and increase the re-use of parts, components, solutions and know-how.

Contact Information: 
CADBAS GmbH, Teilevielfalt Wissen Innovationen
Kruppstrasse 86
D-45145 Essen
Phone:  49 201 24723-0