Utilized Across the Enterprise

Design -- Manufacturing -- Service Parts -- Supply Chain -- IT

iSEEK's suite of tools provides value across the enterprise.

 

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The ability to search, classify and analyze engineering data by shape provides value for many different business operations. 

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 Design

Reuse

Models & Parts

Shape-based search enables designers to reach reuse goals by making search efficient and comprehensive.

Should-cost Estimation

New parts will have highly similar manufacturing cost to existing parts with highly similar shape. 

Standardization

The ability to classify models by shape allows pools of highly similar models to be easily detected and analyzed. 

 

Manufacturing & Distribution

Highly similar models have similar tool paths and fixtures creating opportunities for reuse.

Reuse

Tool Path

Orphaned inventory can be identified through the use of tablet computer and cell phone pictures.

Identification

In the event of a stock-out, highly similar parts with the potential to serve as substitutes can be identified. 

Substitution

 

Supply Chain

Organizations often purchasing functionally duplicate items from more vendors than is ideal.

Reuse

Vendor Parts

Polaris has CAD model inspection tools that allow users to interrogate models including the ability to extract a component from a model and perform a search.

Model Inspection

Highly similar parts should have highly similar cost to purchase.  By aligning similarly shaped parts with cost data pricing anomalies can be detected. 

Price Validation

Substitution

Vendor parts often have variants of different material or finish, or which can be made to work with slight modification.  A ShapeID label can identify these options.

Field Services & Service Parts

Identification & Substitution

Mobile allows smartphone and tablet computer photos to identify parts and potential substitutes. 

3D Printing

Mobile creates a direct path from a photo of a physical part, to the STL file needed to print the part. 

ShapeID Quick Read (QR) codes and RFID tags allowing identification of parts and also potential substitutes. 

Substitution

 
 

Engineering Management

The Adviser New Models Reports evaluates the similarity of new models and provides alerts for designers or managers when reuse options were potentially overlooked.

Monitoring

 

Information Technology

Merging Datasets

Acquisitions often create the opportunity to consolidate both OEM and vendor parts. 

Data Cleansing for Migration

Analytics reports show duplication of shape, similarity of shape, and meta-data by shape, creating a road map for efforts to eliminate redundancy and fix errors. 

Audits

Analytics can examine the work of consultants to check if migrated data still has duplication, if any data to be discarded is unique and perhaps should not be discarded, or whether attribute assignment projects have been successful.  

 

Sales

Automated quotations are enabled by embedding CADSEEK into sales portals, allowing customers to upload designs, and automated quotations to be provided when they are highly similar to existed products.

Quotation

Customers can search catalogs quickly with shape-based search, and can even up upload models for use as search targets.  

Catalog Search