Artec Studio 17 has been launched, adding what the 3D scanning brand describes as a ‘significant leap forward’ for its software, adding enhanced functionality for quality inspection, reverse engineering and full-color CGI workflows as well as improvements in speed and ease of use.
Among the new features, Artec says is the ability to scan an object and completely reverse engineer it all in one software, streamlining design and manufacturing workflows.
The Artec Studio 17 Auto Surface tool has been designed to allow for one-click conversion of complex organic shapes into solid CAD models, while with the addition of Boolean operations, users should be able to modify models with CAD entities and meshes using the Union, Subtract, and Intersect tools to create products such as customised molds and packaging.
Updated datum alignment features in the software aim to align meshes and CAD models using key geometric features in just a few clicks, ensuring there are no slight variances from misalignment.
For 3D scanning workflows using reference objects for data registration, users now have enhanced manual control in Artec Studio 17. Users can individually select objects such as spheres or checkerboard targets, take measurements between any of these objects, or exclude any from registration if required. Multiple reference target clouds can also be imported into the workspace and individually chosen which ones to use for tracking.
Studio also allows for the creation, resizing, and repositioning of primitive solid shapes in any part of a mesh, while a Mesh Splitting tool allows for a mesh to be quickly broken into manageable chunks using a pre-fitted plane to aid 3D printing workflows.
In terms of speed improvements, an algorithm update delivers 1.5x faster HD data for the Leo scanner, while a new GPU optimiser automatically fine-tunes the user’s HD Mode settings to accelerate reconstruction of HD data from the Leo or Eva. Artec’s Fusion tool now have a swifter processing workflow, claimed as 10 per cent faster and 30 per cent less memory-intensive.
“Our customers spoke, and we listened,” said Artec CEO Artyom Yukhin. “User insights played a central role in the development of Artec Studio 17, and we’re confident this product will excite everyone who works with high-accuracy 3D data.”