Reverse-engineering solutions that
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Reverse Engineering solution

PolyWorks|Modeler™ is a comprehensive reverse-engineering software that uses a 3D scan to extract CAD surfaces, curves, sketches (for parametric modeling) and prismatic features. It also features a full set of polygonal tools that are indispensable to solve a lot of 3D scanning challenges.

POWERFUL POLYGONAL TOOLS

Convert point clouds into optimized polygonal meshes, depending on the final use, they can be highly accurate and detaile or very optimized.

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Create polygonal meshes of 3D scans in real time

Efficient meshing with high quality and precision in real time.
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Repair and optimize imperfections

Indispensable tool for 3D scanning to fill holes, smooth and rebuild surfaces, clean boundaries, recover sharp edges, make surfaces watertight, and more.
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Modify polygonal models

Extrude boundaries, offset surfaces, reconstruct fillets, perform boolean operations between meshes or with CAD models, and more.

Surface Modeling

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A Solid model starts with NURBS surfaces or patches stitched together. With PilyWorks | Modeler you have a lot of control on how to create curves and extract surfaces from polygonal meshes or point clouds.
Curve networks and surface patches

Curve networks and surface patches

Select features like sharp edges, boundaries and fillets to generate surfaces automatically.

Generate accurate, smooth, and continuous surfaces

Generate accurate, smooth, and continuous surfaces

Tools to handle accurate fitting of surfaces is key when reverse engineering high end solid models. Visualize the accuracy of your fitting.

Transfer surfaces to your CAD/CAM solution

Transfer surfaces to your CAD/CAM solution

Export NURBS surfaces to standard CAD/CAM formats, such as IGES or STEP files, for further processing.

PARAMETRIC MODELING

Parametric solid modeling has become the standard for most engineering tasks. PolyWorks | Modeler helps you to create the building blocks that you can use to recreate each step of a parametric model where you can edit sketches, extrusions, etc.
Create sketches from digitized models

Create sketches from digitized models

Define sketch planes from standard or user-defined planes, and extract outlines by slicing cross-sections of a polygonal model or extracting its silhouette edge.

Create sketch entities and dimensions

Create sketch entities and dimensions

Fit parametric sketch entities (arcs, lines, circles, and splines) to the sketch outline, and add dimensions and relations as constraints for the entities.

Transfer PolyWorks sketches to your CAD solution

Transfer PolyWorks sketches to your CAD solution

Import sketches in yout solid modeling CAD software using PolyWorks add-ins for CATIA, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, and Inventor.

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