How many people currently have to deal with mesh data of some kind, whether point cloud, subd, mesh, voxel, polygons, obj, etc.
Do you deal with it in SW or use some other software to do it? What is the source? 3d scan, CGI, medical, AEC, FEA...
3D Scans from Faro and other medium range scanners. Primarily scans of existing plant equipment to generate SOLIDWORKS models to determine clearances and potential interferences.
We do not use SOLIDWORKS for this. We use DesignX from 3D Systems. It handles large mesh data sets much better and provides a nice interface with SOLIDWORKS that lets you generate sketches and other geometry in DesignX and then transfer them to SOLIDWORKS.
We do a little bit with 3D scan data. It is generally a pain in butt.
The only thing that we do with it is to use 3D scans of parts where the customer either hasn't given us good tolerance data or the customer asks us to use it to compare profile data with Customer's cad data (which is pretty rare).
Most of my personal dealings with it have to do with trying to get surfaces out of it for use with our Quality Control Lab
Dan Pihlaja If you had better tools, would you feel better about the data? Jim Sculley has Geomagic, which is probably the best for dealing with that kind of data.
Yes probably. Especially if it were easier to deal with.
I just looked it up. I sent a link to our Quality Manager to see if he bites. .
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