The disassembled parts were brought to Scansite 3D’s studio in San Rafael, California. The individual parts were scanned with a Creaform® Metrascan Elite 3D scanner. This scanner has an accuracy of 0.0025 mm/m (0.0017 in + 0.0003 in/ft).
The scan files of the various parts were then imported into Geomagic DesignX software. Geomagic DesignX has the unique ability to export the “feature tree” for parts directly to CAD software including SOLIDWORKS®, CATIA®, Siemens NX®, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor®, PTC Creo® and Pro/ENGINEER®. For reverse engineering projects, this allows the downstream software to import the feature tree, thus greatly facilitating the ability to make modifications to the part.
For this project the feature tree has been exported into Solidworks and a “natively parametric” Solidworks was created.
Finally, 2D drawings of the parts were created in Solidworks.