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Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering, or reveng as it is often called, is the process of reproducing an existing part, model or manufactured component in a digital 3D format. The most common way of carrying out the process involves the following steps:

Step 1. Scan or digitize the part into an X,Y,Z point cloud to the required resolution & accuracy.

Step 2. Edit the point cloud and/or create X,Y,Z curves or a slice file.

Step 3. Create a polygonal mesh from the point cloud; edit & refine to create an open or closed STL file.

Step 4. Create smooth surfaces through the polygon mesh. Typically output as IGES.

Step 5. Create a solid model from the smooth surfaces. Output a STEP file.

Step 1. Capture the point cloud to the required accuracy. Output the point cloud file.

Step 2. Refine the point cloud and/or create curves or a slice file. Output the point cloud file or curves.

Step 3. Create a polygonal mesh or STL file from the point cloud, for viewing, editing, interogation or rapid prototyping. Output an STL file.

Step 4. Create smooth surfaces through a refined point cloud, curves or polygon mesh. Output an IGES files or native CAD surfaces.

Step 5. Create a solid model from the smooth surfaces. Output a STEP file or native CAD solids.

CDG provide comprehensive services for Reverse Engineering including converting the scan data into one or more of the following formats:-

  • points
  • curves
  • STL polygons
  • Nurbs/IGES surfaces
  • STEP solids
  • Native CAD

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http://www.cdg.uk.com/3d/gallery.php


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