Mesh2Surface provides a set of efficient tools to generate surfaces and curves to help reconstructing a professional CAD models.
Mesh2Surface for Solidworks allows reverse engineering from scan data in SOLIDWORKS:
Easily load scan data in seconds, not minutes
Extract quickly reference geometries
Align intuitively in the right position in space
Create reference sections for sketching
Approximate free form surfaces with best fit surface
Compare your work against the reference data instantly with 3D color map
Have a magic button to convert free form organic shapes just with the hit of a button
And do all this in your favorite CAD package - SOLIDWORKS
Scan Data Import
Load data from any scanner using the industry standard STL, OBJ or PLY mesh files. For the purposes of manipulation the build-in polygon reduction function allows the user to create a mesh with suitable number of triangles without compromising the quality of the mesh.
Simple to use tools to quickly extract areas of interest. Magic wand, brush and free form selection allows the user to identify the areas that represent features or free form surfaces.
Reconstruct quickly planes, cylinders, cones and spheres. Create the extracted primitives in SOLIDWORKS as reference geometries, surface or solid bodies.
Align data in space
Position the object into the world coordinate system using the extracted primitives. The interactive definition of the coordinate system allows the user to adjust the correct orientation of the object.
Interactive sectioning allows the user to extract rerefence points for 2D Sketching. Align the section plane to extracted primitives, standard SOLIDWORK reference geometries or CAD faces of existing surface or solid bodies.
Fit 2D Sketch entities
Extract lines, arcs and circles from the section planes as best fit primitives. Quickly connect or fillet with simple brushing operations.
Select area of interest and let the software to approximate the selection with a free form surface. The resulting surface is extended so it is suitable for trimming. The real-time deviation colour map instantly shows the quality of the surface. Automatic option allows the user to create surface as close as possible to the reference mesh.
Free Form Modeling
Quad surface allows the user to reconstruct free form surface which is not possible with the standard surfacing methods. Proprietary snap-to-mesh technology allows even non-professionals to create shapes in no time - something not available in any other solutions. (Free copy of QUICKSURFACE Free Form installed on the same machine is included).
Create surfaces compatible in SOLIDWORKS with just hit of a button. Mesh2Surface automatic surfacing is one of the best on the market today.
Control the accuracy of your reconstruction with the efficient distance color map. Compare the CAD model against the reference mesh at any time of your process. The deviation analyser works with any SOLIDWORKS body (surface or solid) and compares the reference scan data with almost instant speed.
Latest Mesh2Surface Webinars from Novedge
Novedge Webinar #304: From Scan to CAD: 3D Reverse engineering with Mesh2Surface