Artec 3D has announced the integration of its portable, hand-held 3D scanners with 3D Systems’ Geomagic Freeform software, as the companies look to streamline reverse engineering workflows.
Objects can now be captured directly into Freeform, where users can access a variety of advanced hybrid design capabilities including touch-based 3D sculpting, surfacing, design-intent modeling, 3D scan processing, mold making and CAD interoperability.
Freeform handles the import and export of 3D file formats like STL, OBJ, PLY, IGES, STEP, other neutral formats, and additional CAD formats through Geomagic Freeform Plus.
Built-in features detect and correct potential manufacturing issues early in the design process, saving the time, cost and headache of dealing with avoidable design flaws.
“Whether you want to capture and replicate an existing object as-is or use it as the basis for an entirely new design, our scanners can provide a high-quality detailed 3D model to use as a starting point,” said Artec3D president and CEO Artyom Yukhin.
“This eliminates the time, cost and possibility of error associated with digitally recreating the geometry of organic objects from scratch.”