Recapture the design value in your physical parts. Pro/ENGINEER Reverse Engineering enables you to transform existing physical products into accurate designs from 3D scan data, without losing any of the original design intent or critical geometric data.
Utilizing tools such as “wrap” you can affect dramatic geometric changes. Then build tooling and NC sequences referencing the reverse engineering data. And as an integral part of Pro/ENGINEER, with its full associatively; changes made anywhere are automatically made everywhere.Pro/ENGINEER Reverse Engineering Capabilities
Obtain point cloud management and refinement, facet modeling and refinement, robust curve creation, robust surface modeling and shape recognition tools
Transform existing physical products in to 3D digital models
Make modifications to these designs
Create surfaces connections for curvature (G2) within a Restyle module
Automatically generate curve-path structures as well as surfaces directly on a facet model
1. Importing point cloud data
First we have to import the cloud data. This will involve importing the scanned file into your Pro/ENGINEER part, specifying the coordinate system as a placement reference for the imported data.
2. Converting from points phase to wrap phase
In order for us to generate usable surfaces, we have to convert this point cloud data into Facet Feature.
After you have modified, if necessary, the point set using the Points menu, you can wrap the point set to create a triangulated model, also called a wrap, and edit the wrap to remove unwanted triangles and reveal underlying geometry.
A wrap can consist of both closed and open surfaces that, in turn, consist of triangles, edges, and vertices.
from the Points Phase:
3. Converting from wrap phase to facet feature
After you have modified, if necessary, the wrap set, you are ready to convert it to facet geometry.
from the Wrap Phase commands.
Pick Make Manifold
Select Open to create manifold if the model does not bound volume
Select Closed to create manifold only if model bounds volume
to complete the facet feature creation4. Automatic creation of spline surfaces
Automatic creation of spline surfaces involves three phases:
Defining a loop to determine the region for creating surface
Defining the path structure
Creating or modifying the surface
From the pull-down menu, choose Insert, Restyle
Click Auto Surface
tool to activate the dashboard
Select Entire Facet
on the dashboard to generate surface over the entire faceted model
Select Path Structure
to enter the path structure creation phase