The process of duplicating an existing component, sub-assembly, or product, without the aid of drawings, documentation, or computer model is known as reverse engineering. In some situations, designers a concept design but a CAD model is needed to enable the manufacturing of the part. designing in CAD may be challenging or impossible. There is no guarantee that the CAD model will be acceptably close to the sculpted model. Reverse engineering provides a solution to this problem because the physical model is the source of information for the CAD model. This is also referred to as the part-to-CAD process. Reverse engineering is compress product development times. Reverse engineering adopt the exiting design at current environment. Rapid product development (RPD) refers to recently developed technologies and techniques that assist manufacturers Reverse engineering enables the duplication of an existing part by capturing the component design inputs.
Rapidly Create CAD Models from Physical Objects
With a highly flexible approach to reverse engineering, NX helps you reduce the time required to develop CAD models from physical objects. Whether you are creating Class A surfaces from clay models, creating implants or prosthetics from anatomical scans, or updating designs from existing products, NX reverse engineering software streamlines the creation of high-quality CAD geometry from scanned data.
Easily Import and Optimize Scanned Data
NX directly imports polygon facet data acquired by scanning physical objects, and helps you evaluate and prepare it for subsequent use. You can evaluate the facet bodies for smoothness, curvature, and draft, and clean up the scanned data by filling holes, subdividing, snipping, decimating, and smoothing. The polygon data can be used directly for rapid prototyping, finite element analysis (FEA), NC machining, rendering and other applications.
Faster Modeling from Scanned Data
With rapid surfacing tools in NX, you can automatically fit curves, splines and surfaces to the faceted data, creating precise CAD geometry for subsequent design engineering. NX also includes tools for comparing the scanned data to the CAD geometry in order to maintain tolerances. The resulting models help accelerate downstream design, simulation and manufacturing processes.