• Power Surfacing 5.0 for Solidworks 


    Power Surfacing RE (Reverse Engineering) is the solution you need to get your job done effectively and quickly. Our Power Surfacing RE product has a unique set of tools to allow you to rebuild shapes in SOLIDWORKS® from a large variety of polygonal meshes. It can import meshes from: 3D scanners, Finite Element Modeling, 3D sculpting programs, 3D printer files, other polygonal modeling tools, and online polygonal model databases. Power Surfacing RE has the ability to constrain to and reference underlying meshes to capture the original design shape. The Power Surfacing RE tools enable you to quickly define a Power Surface shape over the top of the referenced mesh. With the existing Power Surfacing tools you will be able to modify and evolve the design. 


    Power surfacing Features


    • Includes the full Power Surfacing Toolset
    • Import meshes and display as a reference mesh
    • Convert existing SOLIDWORKS® geometry into reference mesh
    • Drawing tools with automatic face creation
    • Constrain points to reference mesh
    • Automatic retopologizing of enclosed areas
    • Add geometry to cover holes while matching curvature in reference mesh
    • Distance display to measure approximation of reference mesh
    • Interpolate or "vacuum seal" to closely approximate the reference mesh shape


    New features in version 5.0

    The 5.0 release is a major upgrade for Power Surfacing RE. Version 5.0 automates much of the reverse engineering work flow, making Power Surfacing RE a powerful, unmatched tool for reverse engineering scanned meshes, other meshes, or SOLIDWORKS® geometry. The 5.0 version also includes many new general Power Surfacing tools (which are included in Power Surfacing RE). 


    • Automated scanned mesh conversion

    New automated conversion tools greatly simplify the process of converting scanned meshes into SOLIDWORKS® geometry. 

    • Superior accuracy

    New patent pending technology allows customers to reverse engineer scanned meshes and capture / convert the fine details of the scanned mesh. Typically, capturing this high level of accuracy would create extremely large models (or even fail due to memory constraints). But with patent pending Power Surfacing RE technology, even large, highly detailed scans can be reverse engineered into accurate, editable SOLIDWORKS® geometry.

    • Follows curvature and mesh flow

    Capturing the shape of a scanned mesh model is important, but it is also important to accurately follow the curvature and flow lines. Otherwise, creases, ridges, gullies and other features will wash out when converted into NURBS format. Power Surfacing RE uniquely follows the flow lines and features of the scanned mesh when converting it into NURBS / CAD geometry. The result is a super accurate, editable model, optimized for usage in the CAD environment. 

    • Curvature driven surface knot density

    Power Surfacing RE is highly intelligent in handling large scanned meshes. It uses patent pending technology to capture fine details, without bloating the model size. The result is an optimal, custom model based on the user's desired accuracy.  

    • Topology optimization

    Power Surfacing RE can take SOLIDWORKS® "Topology Study" models and turn that data into usable SOLIDWORKS® solids geometry.  

    • Semi-automated tools for finding and cleaning up anomalies

    Even with the best scanners, the scanned meshes that are produced can have flaws and problems. Scanners may produce anomalies due to inaccuracy or scanning visibility (tears, rips, holes, overlaps, etc.). Scanned objects might also have edges or surfaces that are worn or damaged (the scanner may be accurate, but the objects themselves may be damaged); but users can restore those damaged edges / surfaces to their original, intended form using Power Surfacing RE. Power Surfacing RE has automated tools to identify the problem areas in the scanned mesh, and tools to fix those problems with a minimal amount of effort.  

    Power Surfacing for Solidworks

    SKU: PS01
    • You will receive the license (node Locked) by email. (This procedure takes 4/5 hours ish)


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