As more and more of the industrial world designs in 3D, the demand for 3D reverse engineering services has never been greater. 3D reverse engineering usually involves capturing the geometry of an object with a 3D measuring device and reconstructing it as a 3D model. This 3D model can then be used for a variety of tasks including design modifications, C.F.D, F.E.A, kinematic modeling, and various types of “proof of concept” design iterations.
The 3D scan data alone, however, lacks parametric qualities – so, in order for it to be utilized in a CAD program, it’s necessary to have a parametric CAD model built over the 3D scan data using specialized reverse engineering software.
Scansite3D’s standard CAD deliverable is STEP format. However, using Geomagic DesignX® software, Scansite3D can produce elegant and highly accurate CAD models for any of the mainstream CAD software packages including SOLIDWORKS®, CATIA®, Siemens NX®, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor®, PTC Creo® and Pro/ENGINEER®.