CAD Re-design from scanned data
A 3D scanner is a device that captures a real object or environment as a 3D shape data. The collected 3D information is converted into digital data commonly called 3D scan data or scan data. 3D scan data is a set of points. A point represents a location on a real object and contains the X, Y and Z coordinates. Numerous points con be used to describe a real object.
The reverse engineering strategy
The traditional design process is the creation of a final product through a chosen design process, such as concept designing or detailed designing used to create "something" from "nothing". The Reverse Design process can create valuable design data by capturing digitized shape information from a real object by using 3D scanning technologies, such as CMMs (Coordinate-Measurement Machine), laser scanners, structured light digitizer or industrial CT Scanning (Computed tomography). Design intent can be extracted from shape information.
The Reverse Modelling process is the process of creating the best 3D model from the scan data (Point Cloud or Mesh) generated in the Scan Data processing phase. These methods can be used solely or mixed with the other methods according to the desired output.