In many cases it makes sense to find in the database automatically similar or equal parts … normally this is not possible with the existing search functions of the system.
Our partner Simuform has developed SIMILIA, a solution to find geometrical similar parts extremely fast in large databases.
SIMILIA CONNECT works as interface between PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling and SIMILIA. With this combination Modeling user get an integrated and powerful system for geometrical similarity search.
The user can decide about the look & feel of the solution. You can use SIMILIA as an external tool and PART Assistant as import/export interface. Alternatively there is also the possibility to run the complete searching process including graphical part selection in the PART Assistant … or you use the messenger which pops up automatically and shows similar parts.