Sinequa Partners with vdR

Sinequa’s Intelligent Search platform Integrates with vdR’s CADnectio

NEW YORK, NY and ORANGE, CA, Mar 5, 2021 – Sinequa, a leader in intelligent search, and vdR Group, a leading engineering, manufacturing, and AEC solutions provider,  have partnered to unlock the value of data stored in CAD models through a new robust 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.

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 data is extracted, enhanced, and then 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. Additionally, it helps users understand the “where-used” and “composed-of” relationships. This is critical to managing change, dedicating resources, and achieving delivery commitments.

Manufacturing mistakes and delays come at a very high cost. Engineers need access to all relevant information to make informed decisions to produce optimal designs from the start. To do this, they spend hours or even days searching across many repositories, references, and systems, only to find partial, obsolete, or even inaccurate information. With Sinequa, engineers and product managers can access mission-critical content – wherever it lives and regardless of format – all in one place. 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,” said 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,” said 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

Sinequa serves both large and complex organizations with the most complete enterprise search, ever. Customers employ our intelligent search platform to connect all content (both text and data), derive meaning, learn from user interactions, and present information in context. This solves content chaos and informs employees through a single, secure interface. They get the knowledge, expertise, and insights needed to make informed decisions and do more, faster. These organizations accelerate innovation, reduce rework, foster collaboration, ensure compliance, and increase productivity. Become Information-Driven with Sinequa.

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About vdR Group

For 35 years, vdR Group has been at the cutting-edge of 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. As a technology provider, vdR’s success is grounded in our partnerships with a select group of industry leading software solution providers. vdR technology has helped 100s of companies ranging from Global Fortune 500 manufactures to cutting-edge start-ups. Today, over 220,000 global users leverage vdR technology.

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