June 2004

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: First CAD search system based on 3D shapes

Computer-aided design (CAD) systems are routinely used in the HPI to design everything from pipe routes to water pumps. Once CAD information has been created and used, it is often stored and forgotten..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Computer-aided design (CAD) systems are routinely used in the HPI to design everything from pipe routes to water pumps. Once CAD information has been created and used, it is often stored and forgotten. Researchers at Purdue University have developed the first system capable of searching a company's huge database of three-dimensional parts created with CAD software. Such ?parts search engines? could save time and millions of dollars annually by making it easier for companies to ?reuse? previous designs, benefiting from the lessons learned in creating past parts. ?Designers spend about 60% of their time searching for the right information, which is rated as the most fru

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