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3D Scanning

3D Scanning & Reverse Engineering with Artec 3D Scanners

How to save a ScanTo3D (.3ds) file from a SOLIDWORKS part?

You must have the SOLIDWORKS ScanTo3D Add-in enabled before you can save parts as the ScanTo3D 3DS file format. There are a few ways for you to enable SOLIDWORKS add-ins as described in this blog article. However, saving the part files directly as a ScanTo3D file format shows the warning message stating: “No available entities…

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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge holder (Part 2 of 3)

In my previous blog post for this series, I covered how I used an Artec Eva 3D Scanner along with Artec Studio software to capture the vent area of my Toyota MR2 for the purpose of mounting an oil pressure gauge. With a fused mesh file created, trimmed, and imported into Geomagic Design X, I…

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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge holder (Part 1 of 3)

Gauge

The Design Problem For the past ten years, I have owned and “wrenched” on a Toyota MR2. I originally bought the vehicle to have a fun car which looked good, and use to race at local Autocross events. After a few years racing in these events, I grew bored of the factory installed 2.2L engine…

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How to Reverse Engineer / 3D Scan a Model into SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Reverse Engineering Tutorial

Recently we have been receiving questions about how to 3D scan parts into SOLIDWORKS… “How do I convert a physical part into SOLIDWORKS?” or “we’ve lost the model file but I’ve got a physical part, how can I get it into SOLIDWORKS?” So we have created a video tutorial to demonstrate the process of reverse…

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Reverse Engineering using an Artec 3D Scanner with SOLIDWORKS

Artec Space Spider 3D Scanning

Do you need to tweak a critical component but have no CAD data or drawings? Has one of your machine parts been discontinued? Discover the power of reverse engineering using an Artec 3D Scanner and SOLIDWORKS! Portable handheld scanners can be used anywhere to capture the specific data you need. The latest 3D scanning equipment…

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