I have a 3D scanner and want to use my 3D scans in Solid Works. As a part or as a tool to cut a part. How can I manage this?
If you have SolidWorks Premium, Scanto3d is included. This would a place to start.
Can you give additional info, like what kind of parts do you need to scan?
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I use SW Student Engineering Kit. (I am a teacher in automotive). I want to scan a fender for example. I want to modify this fender or I want to use the shape of it to design a lamp for example.
Maybe a dashboard to design a holder for a cell phone or navi.......
Look like the Student Engineering Kit includes SolidWorks Premium, so you will have the Scan to 3D add in. I don't have that in my license, so I can't give you any specifics on it. Based on what I have read here in the Forums, it could be useful for getting started with some reverse engineering based on scans.
Organic or freeform surfaces are time consuming even if you are not trying to fit these to a scan. That adds another level of complexity, and sometimes you have to make decisions about faithfulness to the original surface and efficiency in modeling.
You might also look at DesignX (Geomagic/RapidForm now 3D Systems product). Its a high end solution, but maybe they have an educational version. Its pretty impressive for feature based reverse engineering from scan data, and can create SolidWorks files with the design tree. I don't know how well it handles freeform surfaces though.
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