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QuickSurface for SOLIDWORKS

Reverse engineering add-in for SOLIDWORKS® for converting 3D scan meshes into CAD models

Mesh2Surface delivers powerful tools inside SOLIDWORKS for transforming scan data. If you’re using SOLIDWORKS and need to convert scan data to parametric or surface CAD models, Mesh2Surface has you covered with robust tools right at your fingertips.

This reverse engineering software balances traditional CAD data processing and 3D scan data interpretation to create digital parametric CAD models from real components. QUICKSURFACE produces CAD models from 3D scans more rapidly, accurately, and reliably than any competing reverse-engineering program, allowing you to extract new market value from existing models. You can make the right model for any job using your choice CAD software and specialized solids, surfaces, and meshes tools.

With QUICKSURFACE, you can quickly and easily integrate real elements into your digital Scan-to-CAD process. It offers built-in, well-tested industry toolkits and a simple approach to including 3D scan data in CAD models and generating those models.

What do you need to do 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;
  • Reverse engineering organic and free form shapes;
  • Compare your work against the reference data instantly with 3D colour map;
  • Have a magic button to convert free form organic shapes just with the hit of a button;
  • And do all this in your favourite CAD package – SOLIDWORKS

Quickly Import Scanned Data

Users can import data from any scanner that supports the common export formats (STL, OBJ, or PLY mesh files). The built-in polygon reduction function allows you to generate a mesh with an appropriate number of triangles without sacrificing quality.

Seamless Selection

Quickly and easily extract relevant data with user-friendly tools. The user can select the areas that stand in for features or free-form surfaces using a magic wand, a paintbrush, or a more free-form method of selection.

Extracting Primitives Made Easy

Reassembling planes, cones, spheres, and cylinders is easier with this software. Create the extracted primitives in SOLIDWORKS as reference geometries, surfaces or solid bodies.

Symmetry plane

Automatic detection of symmetry plane with colour map analyser. Additional manual adjustment controls for best results.

Align Data in Space

This software helps you accurately position extracted primitives into the object in the world coordinate system. Users can fine-tune the object’s proper orientation thanks to the coordinate system’s dynamic specification.

Cross Sections

Interactive sectioning allows the user to extract reference points for 2D sketching. Simply line up 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.

Surface Fitting

Choose a region of interest, and the program will create a free-form surface approximation of it. This enlarged surface can then be trimmed as required. The deviation color map updates in real-time to display the surface’s condition. Users can generate a surface that perfectly matches the reference mesh by selecting the automatic mode.

Free-Form Selection

Free-form surfacing is a simple and effective way to reconstruct free-form surfaces, which cannot be done using traditional surfacing techniques. The proprietary snap-to-mesh technique we’ve developed makes it possible for anyone, not just experts, to make complex designs in a fraction of the time.

Instant Surface Creation

Make SOLIDWORKS-friendly surfaces with the click of a button. Mesh2Surface is currently one of the finest automatic surfacers available.

Analyse Deviations

The practical distance colour map allows you to adjust the precision of your reconstruction. The CAD model can be compared to the reference mesh at any stage of the process. You can use the deviation analyser on any SOLIDWORKS body (surface or solid), and it will quickly and accurately compare your data to the reference scan.

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