To make accessible the subdivision geometries of established systems and workflows that have been modeled with our tools, we convert them into B-spline surfaces and export them in various CAD formats. This allows users to integrate the results achieved with our modeling tools into their processes.
3D-acquired, real objects can be converted into CAD-compatible geometries with our interactive surface reconstruction process, which builds on curvature mapping of 3D scan data. The discrete point cloud of the scanned component is approximated by a continuous, compact geometric representation (e.g., spline, subdivision). The CAD model obtained from surface reconstruction can be exported in various CAD formats.
We are using our algorithms for analyzing and processing discrete and continuous geometry to establish differences between 3D scan data and CAD geometries. Comparing discrete and continuous geometry is necessary for several reasons, including for various scenarios in Industry 4.0, such as assembly state monitoring and visual inspection.