IMTS spark Session Explains Search Engine for 3D Models

View this on-demand IMTS spark session that details how technology that creates the “physical DNA” of 3D models enables easy model comparison to speed new product design and manufacturing.


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Physna software
Photo Credit: Physna Inc.

Have you ever wondered: “Is there a search engine for 3D models?” It seems so, as is explained in an on-demand IMTS spark session.

Physna aims to bridge the gap between physical objects and digital code by analyzing CAD models and other 3D models to create a codified representation of a model — the “physical DNA” of that model. This digitized model enables Physna to show the detailed similarities and differences between models — even incomplete models or those with different file formats — as well as see all components in complex assemblies, including parts contained in other parts.

In other words, it breaks down the structure of 3D models, analyzes them and determines how models are related to each other. The goal is to save engineering and product design teams many hours per person per year, reduce procurement costs, and enable anyone to immediately recognize parts and how they can be used. Machining operations can also benefit through faster quoting and tooling creation.

In this session, Matt Johnson, a Physna application engineer, will describe and demonstrate how this technology can be used by new-product designers and manufacturers alike — including precision machine shops — to speed and simply manufacturing. Register to watch this session.