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Mesh2Surface for Rhino® Features

Not like regular 3D CAD modelling (aka forward engineering), reverse engineering requires a different workflow. Check these features that you might not get from your caliper.

Mesh2Surface for Rhino® provides two versions: Premium & Standard.

The Premium version is equipped with all reverse engineering tools for both industrial products and organic shapes. Standard version inherits the features for the "industrial" part from the Premium version, but doesn't have the organic reconstruction capabilities. See the detailed comparison HERE.

Scan Data Import

Load data from any scanner using the industry standard STL, OBJ or PLY mesh files.

Interactive Selection

Simple to use tools to quickly extract areas of interes. Magic wand, brush and free form selection allows the user to identify the areas that represent features or free form surfaces.
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Primitives Extraction

Reconstruct quickly planes, cylinders, cones and spheres. Create relations between them as peprendicularity, parallelism and coincidence. You can also create a reference geometries like lines and points for use in align mesh to space operation for correctly positioning the object into the world coordinate system.
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Symmetry Plane

Find a plane of symmetry of the object. Use the analyser to identify the quality of the position of the plane. Fine tune the position with on-screen controls to achieve the best results.
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Feature-based Alignment

Position the object into the world coordinate system using the extracted primitives. The interactive definition of the coordinate system allows the user to adjust the correct orientation of the object.
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Cross Sections

Interactive sectioning allows the user to extract rerefence points for 2D Sketching. Align the section plane to extracted primitives, CAD faces and even create section interactively on the screen.
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3D Sketch

Extract lines, arcs and circles from the section planes as best fit primitives.
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3D Sketching, Loft, Sweep surfacing

Draw free form curves directly on the reference mesh then create surfaces by standard commands - loft, sweep, pipe. Join the surface or use them in trimming operations.
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Deviation Analyser

Control the accuracy of your reconstruction with the efficient distance colour map. Compare the CAD model against the reference mesh at any time of your process.
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Fit Surface (Patch)

Select area of interest and let the software to approximate the selection with a free form surface. The resulting surface is extended so it is suitable for trimming. The real-time deviation colour map instantly shows the quality of the surface. Automatic option allows the user to create surface as close as possible to the reference mesh.
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Free Form Modelling

Quad surface allows the user to reconstruct free form surface which is not possible with the standard surfacing methods. Proprietary snap-to-mesh technology allows even non-professionals to create shapes in no time - something not available in any other solutions.
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Real-time deviation analyser

Speed optimised real-time distance colour map allows the user to keep everything in control and get the most accurate results.
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Automatic Surfacing

Create surfaces on organic shapes with just hit of a button. No user interaction required.
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