Sinequa, vdR Group Partner on Search, CAD Technologies

Integration of Sinequa Intelligent Search Platform and CADnection enables greater efficiencies for the engineering and manufacturing industries, companies say.

Integration of Sinequa Intelligent Search Platform and CADnection enables greater efficiencies for the engineering and manufacturing industries, companies say.

Sinequa, a company immersed in intelligent search, and vdR Group, an engineering, manufacturing and AEC solutions provider, have partnered to unlock the value of data stored in CAD models through a new integration of Sinequa’s Intelligent Search platform with vdR Group’s flagship enablement technology for search-based applications, CADnection. The partnership amplifies the power of Intelligent Search to enable greater efficiencies for the engineering and manufacturing industries, the companies say.

CADnection is a plug-and-play utility that delivers app-ready data, insights and viewables derived from CAD models. CADnection can process about 95% of all CAD applications in use today, including AutoCAD, Catia, Creo, Inventor, Solidworks, NX, Revit and more, the companies report. The data is extracted, enhanced and passed to the Sinequa Intelligent Search Platform. Visual representations of the CAD model are produced to support 2D and 3D viewing. CADnection’s CAD model authentication process ensures the most current version is used. 

With Sinequa, engineers and product managers can access mission-critical content—wherever it lives and regardless of format—all in one place, the companies report. Sinequa drives measurable improvements in efficiency by elevating employee productivity, increasing quality and minimizing duplicate work.

“Sinequa and vdR share the belief that highly complex manufacturing organizations need a highly intelligent search tool and we are excited to partner with them to build on our fast-growing momentum in the manufacturing industry. Sinequa’s platform has created entirely new ways for employees to make better, more informed decisions,” says Xavier Pornain, senior vice president, North America at Sinequa. “Given the complex nature of CAD models, using text to find images is a challenge that CADnection solves. This is a tremendous added value for our customers.”

“This combined solution has been years in the making,” says Martin van der Roest, president of vdR. “It is the exciting convergence of powerful technologies, including CAD model data extraction and enrichment, browser-based 2D and 3D visualization, search, natural language processing and AI. We are thrilled to be partnering with Sinequa to deliver on the unmet needs sought after by engineering and manufacturing organizations.”

About Sinequa

Customers employ the company's intelligent search platform to connect all content (both text and data), derive meaning, learn from user interactions and present information in context. 

About vdR Group

For 35 years, vdR Group has been focused on enterprise data management solutions for engineering, manufacturing and owner/operator industries. Solutions include product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise information management (EIM) and application integrations. CADnection is vdR Group’s flagship enablement technology for search-based applications. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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