FAQ: Help, questions and answers about SIMILIA & Geometric similarity search with SIMUFORM software.

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No matter whether you have questions about technology, installation or the software: Here you will find quick help and answers to the most common questions on the topic of "Use, advantages & benefits of the SIMILIA software solution" in industrial companies.

Top 5 most frequently asked questions


How much does the software cost?

The software is available from 2.980,- €* (net) annually per floating license. Individual licenses can be cancelled annually.

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* for annual payment

How much does it cost to put the software into operation?

For the commissioning of the overall solution SIMUFORM offers commissioning packages at a fixed price. These costs can be called up here:

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Which CAD formats are supported by SIMILIA?

All standard CAD formats and interface formats are supported:

  • - Autodesk Inventor
  • - Dassault CATIA (Catia v4 / V5 / V6)
  • - Dassault SolidWorks
  • - PTC Creo Param
  • - Siemens NX
  • - Siemens SolidEdge
  • - Spatial ACIS
  • - STEP
  • - JT (B-rep empfohlen)
  • - Parasolid
  • - IGS
  • - VDAFS
  • - STL
  • - CGM

Other formats such as Visicad, HiCad, CreoElementsDirect on request.

Is a classification required?

No - SIMUFORM's search technology does not require any classification, structuring of the data or any preparatory preparation. A heterogeneous database from different CAD formats, inconsistent naming and incomplete master data can be searched very quickly without any problems.

More information to learn On our blog (click here).

Can assemblies be found as well?

Yes - With SIMUFORM's search technology, the geometric search or the geometric part search, can be done for single parts as well as for assemblies.

For more information, see our blog titled: Checklist for introducing geometric part search (click here).

Do you have a more specific question?

What is geometric similarity search?

Users often wonder what is meant by geometric similarity search in the first place, how it works and where it can be applied. Perhaps you will find answers to some of the questions about this topic environment here.


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Checklist for the introduction of geometric component search.

The first step has already been taken. You are seriously thinking about systematizing parts usage in your company. What should you think about if you want to introduce such a solution in your company? Here, you will find the answers.

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DATA CLEANSING - How to clean up your item inventory?

Using modern and established methods, data cleansing, or the cleansing of drawing parts, is an efficient approach to capturing duplicates or duplicate parts in the item inventory and eliminating them permanently. Learn how here.

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Let's face it, nothing beats seeing the software live in action, right?

In our free webinars, we show you in just 20 minutes how you too can find and compare your 3D & master data faster than ever before.

Do you have any further questions? You are also welcome to call us briefly to clarify any open questions.

Didn't find an answer to your question? You are welcome to give us a call to clarify your open questions personally. Or you can find out more directly in a free live demo. There, we will show you how you too can find and compare your 3D & master data faster than ever before. See for yourself why leading companies from various industries are already thrilled about SIMILIA software and our solutions.

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