Reverse Engineering

Quick tips on how to work with Mesh files in SOLIDWORKS

Working with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Files

If you need to work with Mesh files inside of SOLIDWORKS, you probably know how hard that is. These files have always been hard if not useless to work with! But with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 a new Mesh Body type was added, which…

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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Professional 2016 Includes ScanTo3D

Starting with the 2016 version, users of SOLIDWORKS Professional can use the ScanTo3D add-in to create CAD models from scanned data.  This add-in was previously only available with SOLIDWORKS Premium.  For more details about SOLIDWORKS license types refer to SOLIDWORKS Product Matrix. There are three ways for…

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