What is Mesh2Surface?
Mesh2Surface provides the core features and functions required to create CAD data from meshed scan data from right inside your existing CAD software. Mesh2Surface is available for SOLIDWORKS or Rhinoceros.
Introduction to 3D Reverse engineering
3D Reverse engineering is an entire process of digitising a physical object with a non-contact or contact scanner, capturing all the features of the object so it is represented in a computer. Unfortunately, the CAD packages do not understand such data. They need to be converted into what is called CAD or NURBS object. This process of converting a noisy data into perfect objects is called '3d reverse engineering'
Scanning the physical object
Use any existing 3D scanner which can generate good quality STL meshes
Import scan data into your CAD package
Use Mesh2Surface to import STL, PLY or PTX file of any size into your CAD software. Build CAD surface from your reference data
Use your ready CAD model
The resulting CAD models can be used further in your processes like machining or simulations
The bridge between 3D scanning and manufacturing
We created Mesh2Surface because most CAD software is still not very good at handling 3D scans, but some users prefer to stay within their CAD environment.
We are highly selective in how we specify Mesh2Surface and only implement features that simplify, streamline and increase accuracy of the CAD creation process for the common use-cases. We want to keep useability high and your cost low.
- Prepare models for manufacturing
- Speed up your time for manufacturing
- Reduce costs for design
- Edit and repair CAD data for broken tools and molds
- Increase design capabilities
- Use existing assets to reverse engineer new parts
- Design bespoke products
- Export remodelled data for 3D printing
- Transform physical parts into CAD for new designs
- Create new parts to fit with existing parts
- Simplify models for simulation