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Polygonal Modeling - Manufacture from polygonal models
 
The first step in a reverse-engineering workflow consists in transforming digitized point clouds into a polygonal model, an operation also called “meshing”. Sophisticated data-processing techniques, including point smoothing and curvature-based sampling, can be applied to raw point clouds during the meshing phase. As a result, polygonal models tend to be more compact, more accurate, and less noisy in comparison to the raw measurements.
 
Several industrial applications are capable of directly handling polygonal model representations. For example, polygonal models can be either directly milled, built using a 3D printer, or input into aerodynamic simulation software. PolyWorks Modeler provides two categories of polygon-editing tools to prepare polygonal models for these applications:
 
  • A first set of tools is designed to repair and optimize imperfectly digitized geometry. For example, to interpolate new polygons over unmeasured areas to create a complete surface representation
  • A second set of tools offers CAD operations on polygonal models, such as extrusion, offset, fillet, and Boolean operations.
 
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The first step in a reverse-engineering workflow consists in transforming digitized point clouds into a polygonal model, an operation also called "meshing". Sophisticated data-processing techniques, including point smoothing and curvature-based sampling, can be applied to raw point clouds during the meshing phase. As a result, polygonal models tend to be more compact, more accurate, and less noisy in comparison to the raw measurements.
 
Several industrial applications are capable of directly handling polygonal model representations. For example, polygonal models can be either directly milled, built using a 3D printer, or input into aerodynamic simulation software.
 
 
Actual Product - Motorcycle Spare Part
 
 
 
 
POLYGONAL MODELING
 

 

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