Reverse engineering is the reproduction of a previously made product by examination of the product’s construction and composition. Analyzing a component, sub-assembly, or product is important to understanding the structure and its interrelationships.
Reverse engineering is a commonly used technique for situations when there is no access to drawings, CAD data, information on dimensions, or if machined parts have been discontinued. The following video is a preview of the fast and easy process of 3D scanning a part and turning it into a fully featured parametric model in SOLIDWORKS.
How to Reverse Engineer a part for SOLIDWORKS
The how to video tutorial goes in depth and will show you:
- Step-by-step 3D scanning with an Artec Space Spider hand-held 3D scanner.
- Geomagic 3D scanning software plug-ins.
- How SOLIDWORKS takes the scanned images, automatically identifies and generates smart features, and creates a full featured 3D model.