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QUICK SURFACE 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 into parametric or surface CAD 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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