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

Mesh2Surface provides a set of efficient tools to generate surfaces and curves to help reconstructing a professional 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;
  • 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;

  • Check out what Mesh2Surface for SOLIDWORKS can do for you

    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

    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.
    The license of Mesh2Surface for SOLIDWORKS includes a free copy of QUICKSURFACE Free Form installed on the same machine.

    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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