Green light for 3Dfind.it – The visual search engine of the next dimension for 3D manufacturer components
New CADENAS platform opens innovative search functions for engineers to find and download millions of 3D CAD & BIM models from manufacturer catalogs available worldwide
If one is looking for information, search engines are often the first point of contact nowadays. When looking for a desired component, engineers and planners quickly reach the limits of conventional search engines, the results of which are usually too general and do not lead to the desired goal. The reason is obvious: Popular search engines are not focused on the technical sector.
CADENAS has now developed a visual search engine of the next dimension: With 3Dfind.it, engineers, purchasers and architects can find millions of 3D CAD & BIM models from hundreds of manufacturer catalogs available worldwide, including architecture, engineering, electrical engineering and electronic products, then download and use for their design. The search results consist of the digital product data of components that are made available by the manufacturers for engineering, design and planning. Many catalogs offer more than 150 different native and neutral CAD formats such as Autodesk Revit, Nemetschek ALLPLAN, ArchiCAD, Autodesk Inventor, NX, Solid Edge, PTC Creo Parametric, AutoCAD, CATIA or SOLIDWORKS.
Innovative search functions enable smart finding instead of searching
Engineers & architects spend 27% of their time searching for information. 3Dfind.it, the search engine for digital component data, was developed to significantly reduce search times and to increase efficiency in engineering and building planning. With intelligent functions that go far beyond the mere full-text search, 3Dfind.it is the indispensable platform for architects, planners, engineers and designers.
The following search functions are available to users:
Parametric Text Search
High-performance full-text searches that offer proposals and corrections and logical operators (e.g.: allowing D < 12)
3D Shape Search
Finding geometrically similar parts based on a reference component
2D Sketch Search
Receiving suitable results by sketching a simple 2D drawing
2D Photo Search
Finding similar components by uploading a component photo
Filtering components within the parts library based on the color
Feature / Topology Search (coming soon)
Finding components that have the same properties and dimensions
Search by Category like DIN / ISO / eClass (coming soon)
Filtering components according to certain categories
Class 2.0 Search / Reverse Search (coming soon)
Find a match to an existing component in the components library
3Dfind.it opens worldwide marketing potential to component manufacturers
As a component manufacturer, you can market your products worldwide on 3Dfind.it by providing your 3D planning & engineering data to engineers for their designs. With 3Dfind.it your products will be brought directly into engineers’ and architects’ CAD & BIM designs and the bill of material to be ordered by purchasing. Studies show that around 87% of the downloaded CAD components lead to products actually sold.
Your original data – no effort – no costs
Are you ready to integrate your 3D product data (STEP, RFA, DWG, DXF, IGES, 3DS, etc.) on 3Dfind.it and market your original data without effort to potentially more than 18 million engineers, architects and purchasers? Simply register your product catalog free of charge at www.cadenas.de/3dfind and your website will automatically be searched through for 3D CAD data.
The visual search machine for digital component data 3Dfind.it is available at: www.3Dfind.it