A great new service introduced by SOLIDWORKS is called Part Supply, which is powered by EXALEAD technology. Simply put, SOLIDWORKS is building an easy but intelligent way to find a component that fits your design goals. It will be as simple as creating raw geometry in SOLIDWORKS. You click on it and the computer starts thinking and gives you the right solution very quickly.
As you can see in this example, simple raw geometry was created. Part Supply will do a geometry search, a contextual search, and a metadata search. It searches your existing parts that you have saved on the cloud. This will help you to very quickly find and reuse existing parts and reduce duplicates. Not only will it search your existing parts, but Part Supply will go out to 3D ContentCentral and TraceParts and search the 100+ million components from the cloud.
In just a few seconds, you have access to components that meet your exact design goals. All you had to do was create some very basic raw geometry. SOLIDWORKS did the rest. Once you like what you see, you just double click and it replaces the part in SOLIDWORKS and you are ready to go.
Please check back to the CATI Blog as the Dedicated Support Team will continue posting new series of articles every month that go further into the details of many of the SOLIDWORKS tools. All of these articles will be stored in the category of Daily Dose…..of SOLIDWORKS Support.
Neil Bucalo, CSWP, CSWS-MD
Computer Aided Technology