Faro RevEng Software 2021, the latest update to the company’s RevEng software platform, features automatic surfacing capabilities (NURBS), creating surfaces quickly and directly from scanned point clouds and meshes. As a reverse engineering scan-to-CAD software solution, the system is suitable for aftermarket design, the creation of replacement parts, new design iterations or additive manufacturing.
The ‘Automatic NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline) Surfaces Creation Tool’ allows for the creation of a full network of curves and surface patches at the click of a button, ready for immediate export into a CAD file. Full control is also possible by customising the surface patches in the sketch mode with its flexible control point placement, while curves are colour-coded to quickly verify surface continuity. The 3D point cloud capture enables users to create models up to 1.75x lighter with a grid management feature to obtain clean, light and consistent point cloud data.
“Reverse engineering with RevEng is easier and faster than ever,” says John Chan, Faro software product marketing manager. “Users can scan with a Faro ScanArm – paired with the optional eight-axis rotating platform to increase acquisition speed – to generate a high-quality mesh and quickly produce exportable CAD surfaces for machining, FEA simulations or 3D modelling.”
According to Faro, users can also import point cloud or mesh files from any source and repair the mesh with RevEng optimisation tools, automatically repairing meshes up to 20x faster than current leading tools and improving smoothing effectiveness up to 1.5x faster. This makes RevEng software agnostic, ensuring it can be paired with any inspection program.
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