When utilizing the components of a reverse engineering bundle, you do the following:
Set up your physical mold, model or part. Check for stability of the part and review access to surface geometry from all directions. Look for identifying features.
Review the part after set up to pre-establish your “engineering” logic. This logic will be applied to the digitizing or scanning process.
After set up is complete:
- Turn on your computer and open up your native CAD software. If you already have your CAD integrated reverse engineering plug-in, you will have already installed it as an add-in to your native CAD. When your CAD starts, the reverse engineering plug-in resides in your CAD tool bar.
- Now that your software is up and running, turn on your digitizing or scanning hardware. From here forward you calibrate your hardware and use the reverse engineering software plug-in to bridge the hardware to the CAD software.
- This same methodology can be used on large oversized and un-moveable parts. Just make sure you have access to the surface geometry you need to reach. The reverse engineering bundles can be configured as portable solutions and often are taken into the field and taken to the “part” to be worked on.
You are now ready to start your project.