Artec Studio Now Offers Scan to CAD Operations

01.07.20 10:49 AM By Ben Hartwig

New scan to CAD functionality for inspection and reverse engineering



World-renowned developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and


software Artec 3D announces the release of Artec Studio 15, the latest version of its


award-winning software.


Thanks to its new scan to CAD functionalities, users can perform basic quality


control and reverse engineering operations directly in Artec Studio 15, with


improved color reproduction and texture transfers from one model to another. The


optimized autopilot, more advanced automatic alignment tools, next generation


texture recording, and project loading where each scan has its own dedicated


processor, aims to increase user productivity. The visually redesigned workspace,


the creation of new personalized folders and the customizable interface allow them


to adapt the software to their preferences. According to Artec 3D, the optimized


algorithms guarantee maximum precision and speed when scanning with Artec's


portable, long-range and desktop 3D scanners. By calculating the most efficient scan


path, the Smart Scan mode of the Micro scanner scans the optimal amount of


surfaces in a minimum of images, to provide fully automated and ultra-high


resolution scans with a minimum.


New features for quality control Quality control operations in Artec Studio are


possible by aligning the scans on the imported CAD models, including in STEP, IGES


and X_T format. Area distance map comparisons and micrometric precision


measurements of all 3D models created help identify inconsistencies between a scan


and a CAD model. Scans can also be adapted with CAD primitives, such as spheres,


cones, planes and cylinders. For more complex processes and tools, users can


export to any comprehensive inspection software, such as Geomagic Control X. After


scanning, the primitives can be used to extract key geometric data in a CAD format


that can be used immediately in Solidworks or other CAD software.


In addition, the Artec Studio 15 Precise Positioning tool allows users to position


models in the coordinate system. Models can be exported to popular CAD formats


for easy transition directly into Solidworks, Geomagic Design X and other CAD


software. Vivid textures for digital special effects Improved color reproduction and


texture transfers from one model to another will be useful to artists specializing in


digital special effects. The software removes all unwanted color data without manual


user intervention. The intensity can be changed using a delete level slider.


This tool works in the same way as the reflection reduction tool. The transfer allows


users to clone the textures of existing models and transfer them to new models.


Art Yukhin, President and CEO of Artec 3D, comments: “The advances we have


made with 3D scanning algorithms are helping us to progress in terms of accuracy,


speed and usability. Our many features save users of all skill levels time. This year,


scan to CAD functionality will boost the productivity of users performing reverse


engineering and inspection tasks.