|How does CAD integrated reverse engineering software improve the Reverse Engineering process?|
A direct CAD reverse engineering software plug-in, by passes the need to import “manipulated” data. By simplifying the reverse engineering process, this type of CAD integrated software plug-in completely eliminates the need to over edit mangled data files from 3rd party scanning software applications.
These “other” solutions normally reside as stand-alone software. Once you digitize the part, then it is up to you to figure out how to “fit” the data into your CAD application. Exporting data out of a “scanning specific” software package and importing data into a CAD design application can end up being an unnecessary and time costly nuisance.
“Digitizing direct”, approaches the reverse engineering application as a total solution consisting of components from Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products. These components are grouped together and present the solution as a “bundle” consisting of CAD software, Scanning or Digitizing Hardware, and the CAD Direct Reverse Engineering software plug-in. This becomes a cohesive solution that as a bundle works together as one. Your reverse engineering environment becomes a CAD native solution. The digitizing or scanning hardware becomes a simple extension of the total solution. Move seamlessly between the digitizer or scanner and the mouse, while never leaving your CAD design software.
Check measurements from your surface geometry without ever leaving the native CAD environment. Make modifications in real time, no longer needing to move between multiple software components. The tasks of reverse engineering, checking and modifying can be done in minutes without the need to go back for part set up and a second or third pass at scanning or digitizing. Do the job once and get it right the first time.