The reverse-engineering solution that enables true interoperability between digitized polygonal models and your CAD/CAM applications
The first step in a reverse-engineering workflow consists in transforming digitized point clouds into surface-based polygonal models, also called meshes. Polygonal models are more compact, more accurate, and less noisy than raw point clouds and are directly handled by industrial applications such as milling, 3D printing, and aerodynamic simulation.
Create polygonal models of digitized parts in real time
Repair and optimize imperfectly digitized geometry
Apply CAD operations to polygonal models
NURBS surfaces are lightweight representations of simple geometric features and complex organic shapes that are commonly used to replicate and transfer the surfaces of polygonal models built from digitized point clouds to CAD/CAM software. PolyWorks|Modeler offers an intuitive curvature-driven NURBS surfacing approach that generates superior surface continuity, smoothness, and accuracy.
Create curve networks and surface patches
Generate accurate, smooth,and continuous surfaces
Transfer surfaces to your CAD/CAM solution
A fundamental building block in a solid modeling workflow is the parametric 2D sketch. It is used to create solid base features by performing Extrude, Revolve, Sweep, and Loft operations. PolyWorks|Modeler optimizes the extraction of geometric entities on digitized polygonal models to create parametric 2D sketches that serve as the starting point in your CAD solution for generating parametric, associative, and fully editable solid 3D CAD models.
Create sketches from digitized models
Create sketch entities and dimensions
Transfer PolyWorks sketches to your CAD solution