Reverse Engineering: from 3D Scanning to CAD

In conjunction with powerful 3D design tools, Solid Edge delivers smart functionality to work with mesh, or triangle-based data. Bodies can be imported from other systems, digitally scanned or products of a generative design analysis. All of these come in as a mesh of triangles (or facets) and in many cases require further design modification.

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Expand your 3D design capabilities beyond the norm

Solid Edge provides intuitive mesh cleanup tools to remove any errors that may have resulted from the import process, allowing designers to obtain a workable set of triangles. Once you have a sound mesh, regions can be identified and created, and those regions can be further extracted as surfaces and edited using traditional surface modeling tools.

Create Workable Meshes

Create workable meshes

Imported mesh bodies don’t always meet your needs, so Solid Edge delivers tools to remove specific facets or mesh regions, fill holes and smooth the mesh. These mesh cleanup operations help designers to prepare faceted bodies for downstream modeling and/or manufacturing.

Model Preparation Made Easy

Model preparation made easy

Finding logical facet shapes is paramount to preparing the geometry for analytical surface operations, and the Identify Regions tools permit logical grouping of triangles that can be used in the creation of faces.

Reverse Engineering

Intuitive surface creation

The true power of reverse engineering is realized when you can create native surfaces on top of imported data. Solid Edge delivers commands to not only extract faces from identified regions of the mesh, but also to fit analytical faces on top of a region.

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In conjunction with powerful 3D design tools, Solid Edge delivers smart functionality to work with mesh, or triangle-based, data.

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Reverse Engineering in Solid Edge

In this demonstration, we show you how reverse engineering in Solid Edge allows you to expand your 3D design capabilities beyond the norm. Bodies can be imported from other systems, digitally scanned or products of a generative design analysis. All of these come in as a mesh of triangles (or facets) and in many cases require further design modification.