Mesh2Surface is a reverse engineering add-in for SOLIDWORKS that lets you convert 3D scan meshes into CAD models. It provides efficient tools to generate surfaces and curves to help reconstructing a professional CAD model.
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
Main features at a glance
Import scan data as STL, OBJ, PLY or PTX file format
Mesh simplification and smoothing
Primitives extraction including symmetry plane
Alignment in space or to CAD model
Basic and advanced 2D shapes recognition
3D Sketching with toleranced control
Free form and hybrid modelling
Snap to Mesh Technology
Why Mesh2Surface for SOLIDWORKS?
Developed by experts in 3D Scanning and data processing.
Fast and efficient algorithms.
Simplified interface for ease of use.
Extensive learning tutorials.
State of the art features.
Reduce drastically the reverse engineering time thus saving money and efforts;
SIMPLE and EFFICIENT
Native integration in SOLIDWORKS - work seamlessly in a familiar way
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.
Interactive selection 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.
Deviation Analyser Control the accuracy of your reconstruction with the efficient distance colour 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.
Primitives extraction Reconstruct quickly planes, cylinders, cones and spheres. Create the extracted primitives in SOLIDWORKS as reference geometries, surface or solid bodies.
Symmetry plane Automatic detection of symmetry plane with colour map analyser. Additional manual adjustment controls for best results.
Scan data align
Align scan 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.
Align to CAD Quick and accurate align scan data to already existing CAD models.
Align multiple scans Combine multiple scans of the same part to create a single representation of the object
Cross sections 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.
Complex 2D shapes recognition Extract rectangles, slots and even hexagons with just a single brush
3D sketching and best fit surfaces
3D Sketch on scan data Draw style lines and points directly on scan data. Adjust precisely the location with the interactive tools and use the true real-time deviation analyzer for best precission.
Fit Surface 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.
Reverse engineering of organic surfaces
Free Form Modelling Simple and efficient, the free form surfacing 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.
Automatic surfacing Create surfaces compatible in SOLIDWORKS with just hit of a button. Mesh2Surface automatic surfacing is one of the best on the market today.
Latest Mesh2Surface Webinars from Novedge
Novedge Webinar #304: From Scan to CAD: 3D Reverse engineering with Mesh2Surface
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