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Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Invention allows users to search 3d models based on shape

Mumbai, India, August 20, 2008: Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and technologies, was granted a patent titled "Geometry based search method for 3D CAx/PDM repositories" by the U S Patent and Trademark Office (Patent no. 7,397,473). The patent outlines algorithms and methods to locate 3D CAD models based on shape data, unlike text and attribute based search methods.

Geometric's 3DSearchIT® is a shape based search engine technology, built on patented algorithms such as this. Shape  based search is an intuitive process and improves productivity by enabling and encouraging information reuse through product lifecycle stages such as design, planning, manufacturing, procurement and inventory management.

By encouraging reuse, it also has a potential to reduce overall product development time and costs.

Geometric's Desktop Products and Technologies (DPT) business unit develops technologies and out of the box (O O TB) software products that address productivity and knowledge management challenges for the engineering and manufacturing industry. The unit creates Intellectual Property and contributed close to 7% to the company's revenues in Q 1 FY09.  Geometric licenses these technologies to OEM partners besides using them to design and implement customized process solutions for industrial customers. In the past, Geometric has received several patents for its Feature Recognition technology which is licensed to several OEMs in the CAD, CAM and CAE space. 

For more information on 3DSearchIT please visit 

About Geometric

Geometric  is  a  specialist  in  the  domain  of  engineering  solutions,  services  and  technologies.  Its portfolio of Global Engineering services and Digital Technology solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle. 

Headquartered  in  Mumbai,  India,  Geometric  was  incorporated  in  1994  and  is  listed  on  the  Bombay  and National  Stock  Exchanges.  The  company  recorded  consolidated  revenues  of  Rupees  4.86  billion  (U S Dollars 121.6 million)  for  the  year  ended March  2008.  It  employs  close  to  3000  people  across  10  global  delivery locations  in  the  U S,  France,  Romania,  India,  and  China.  Geometric  is  assessed  at  SEI  CMMI  Level  5  for  its software services and ISO  9001:2000 certified for engineering operations. 

Geometric's Desktop Products and Technologies (DPT) business unit develops cutting edge point productivity solutions that enhance design and improve manufacturing operations. The end user products from Geometric include CAMWorks®, eDrawings® Publisher, DFMPro and GeomCaliper®. The key technologies from Geometric are NestLib®, Feature Recognition (FR), GeomDiff and 3DSearchIT®. Geometric  licenses these technologies to OEM  partners  and  also  designs  and  implements  customized  process  solutions  using  these  technologies  for industrial customers.

For further details about Geometric's DPT business unit, please visit or call +1.480.367.0132

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