1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 23, 2017 12:43 AM by Shaodun Lin

    Model fit to scan:

    Analisa Roland

      I'm a student new to CAD, and I've been tasked with designing parts to fit onto a 3D model of a scanned hand. So far, it looks like I've been able to create surfaces on my mesh by way of DesignWorks, and import it into SolidWorks. My question is...now what? I need to be able to essentially follow the contours of the hand and create a part/parts that can be used for prosthetics. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!



        • Re: Model fit to scan:
          Shaodun Lin

          You can create a surface model based on the scanned data using  ScanTo3D | 3D CAD Capabilities | SOLIDWORKS

          2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - ScanTo3D Overview

          ScanTo3D Overview


          Using the SOLIDWORKS software’s ScanTo3D functionality, you can open scan data from any scanner (mesh or point cloud files) or curve data from mathematics software, prepare the data, then convert it into a surface or solid model.

          When you open the scan data, you can open it as a new part document or import it into the currently active part document. Click Options in the Opendialog box and set the options.


          ScanTo3D significantly reduces the time required to build complex 3D models from non-digital data. Designers can use ScanTo3D for various purposes:
          • Medical designers - Create anatomical objects for reference.
            Example of a solid created from scanned data of a hand, using the Surface Wizard's Automatic creation.
          • Consumer product designers - Create quick representations of physical components made from clay, foam, etc.
          • Machine designers - Create quick references to OEM parts.


          ScanTo3D is available only in SOLIDWORKS Premium and SOLIDWORKS Professional. To activate ScanTo3D, click Tools > Add-Ins, and select ScanTo3D.



          Overview of the ScanTo3D Process