In industrial sector, especially automotive, reverse engineering is quite popular in reversing a part or creating a prototype. Reverse engineering itself is a process whereas a product can be analyzed and remake with a simple scanning using the already made product as the model. It helps the user in designing or developing new product using the prototype created by reverse engineering, can be used for testing, evaluating, and validating conceptual design. The process needs repetition and some modifications to original design. Therefore, reverse engineering can be a precious solution to extract the original design product. Besides, another benefit earned is when an old product that wants to be produced again but requires 3D CAD drawing to make it happens, so reverse engineering can help in creating product’s 3D CAD drawing.
Reverse Engineering Design 3D Modelling Steps
While reversing a product, data such as PointCloud data is needed through 3D Scanning process. And then, PointCloud data is set as reference for 3D Modelling process. Hexagon Absolute Arm 3D Scanner or Aicon 3D Scanner are suitable equipment for collecting PointCloud data with accurate and precision result, also equipped with speed and Noise reduced because of reflection from the scanned part.
Geomagic design X is a analysist software to generate PointCloud data to be 3D Modelling, also equipped with tolerance analysis.
History sketch base feature makes Geomagic Dx as good as drawing software generally, which filled by Tools Sketch, Model, etc.
Those features make user easily adapt in doing reverse engineering with Geomagic Dx. The results can be IGS, Step, and X.t file.