iSEEK3D for finding shapes on the web without downloading computer-aided design (CAD) files | national company


AMES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 1, 2022–

Until now, if you find yourself looking for a 3D printable file or requesting a quote from a cloud platform for manufacturing, you need to upload your CAD files. The requirement to upload scanned geometry has effectively limited the viability of cloud-based 3D printing repositories and manufacturing quote services. iSEEK Corporation it is offers a solution to this dilemma with iSEEK3D, a new downloadable application that processes CAD files locally to perform web-safe shape searches. iSEEK3D is a lightweight Windows application that installs on your computer in less than a minute.

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Figure 1: iSEEK3D shape search results for “USNM104845_mandible_-200” from the Smithsonian 3D Collection. (Photo: BusinessWire)

« iSEEK3D applies the recommendations of iSEEK Corporation CADseek shape coding algorithms to generate a form signing locally on the user’s computer. It is mathematically impossible to reverse engineer CAD geometry from its shape signature. Therefore, the intellectual property of a CAD file remains secure within the user’s local hardware,” explained Dr. Abir Qamhiyah, founder of iSEEK Corporation and inventor of its shape-finding algorithms.

The iSEEK3D app sends the shape signature to the 3DShapeIndex cloud platform as a shape search target to find similar shapes. Shape search results are instantly returned from 3DShapeIndex for the user to review in their iSEEK3D application. Figure 1 shows shape search results displayed in iSEEK3D using the Smithsonian 3D scan “USNM104845_mandible_-200” from the Smithsonian 3D Collection.

Shape search results are ranked in descending order from identical matches with a shape similarity score of 100%. Each search result has a link that takes the user directly to the index page for that search result in 3DShapeIndex. The index page then links the user to the original source of that search result where the user can download a 3D file representation according to the guidelines provided by the source site.

CADseek’s 3D shape coding, classification and search technology has served global engineering companies for a decade with a suite of shape search products offered by iSEEK Corporation, including: CADseek Polaris — the corporate 3D shapes search engine; CADseek identify — identification of objects without a marker in real time using the camera feed or a photo from a mobile device; CADseek analysis — the big data shape analysis engine; and CADseek Advisor — shape search in an active CAD modeling session. For more information on iSEEK Corporation’s enterprise solutions for pattern finding, please visit

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