iSEEK Corp has announced a new shape code so condensed that it can fit within the small format of Quick Read (QR) codes or embedded technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
The ShapeID compact shape code is able to retain high precision to differentiate even minor differences in shape – starting from a CAD model ShapeID is extracted based on the geometry and then embedded into a QR label or a RFID to be scanned for triggering a shape search.
The process goes past simple part number identification to capture the three-dimensional geometry of the part including topology and dimensions: Scanning a QR code with ShapeIDembedded triggers a shape search for identifying the part, while simultaneously identifying identical and similar designs despite the different part numbers.
The processing system application to instantaneously perform a search for the identification of identical and highly similar service parts across different suppliers, part numbers, geographical locations and even different languages.
ShapeID is extractable from all native CAD file formats, their derivatives such as STL, JT, and CGR formats as well as standard formats such as STEP and IGES.