Find Parts Your Way with Powerful Search

PARTsolutions parts catalog search offers innovative search functions to help you find the parts you need easier, faster and more accurately.

Intuitive parts catalog search to streamline your design process

PARTsolutions helps engineers and purchasers find product information and CAD data for standard, commercial and internal parts with several simple and powerful methods.

Unlike traditional parts master classification, users don’t have to learn how to use a classification system or adjust their search strategy to the system. These parts catalog search functions are specifically tailored to the needs of engineers and purchasers, enabling intelligent finding of necessary parts through simple, intuitive, user-friendly functionality.


Geometric Search

Geometric Similarity Search compares parts according to their respective CAD geometries. Beginning with a 3D CAD model as a reference part, you can browse the whole database for similar CAD components just like a search engine, with results showing the nearest parts in shape and size similarity.

Search by Sketching

Sketch Search quickly guides engineers to the right component, even if they do not know the right description. Users know what they are looking for, but they often don’t know what it is called. In order to find the required part, it may sometimes be easier to quickly draw a rough sketch of the type of part they are looking for instead of describing it. No CAD system is required. With a simple 2D sketch you can draw the component you are looking for and immediately receive all relevant results.

Full-text Search

Full-text search provides users with the most powerful way to perform a “traditional” search. It’s based on the simple principle of searching via key words, aka “Googling”. Modern Standard Parts Management methods use the enriched metadata from various parts databases, both internally and externally, to make finding the right part fast and easy. This method also checks search terms for spelling errors and proposes similar terms, referencing not only component data, but also contents of table data for the most complete result.

Topology Search

Topology search allows you to browse the whole database for properties and dimensions of components which match the component you need. Simply enter attributes like length, width and diameter and receive class-encompassing search results that correspond to your requirements.

Color Search

Color search enables engineers and purchasers to look for components by selected colors.