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.