Traditionally, many industries use scanned 3D data as part of their design processes. In the past, this has required a time-consuming and sometimes complicated process. Irregular shapes, in particular, required extensive reverse engineering so that they could be used for 3D printing, mold design, analysis, or other uses. NX allows you to bring the scanned data in as facets, so there’s no need to map surfaces, create solids, or do any other manual shape creation. You can scan your data and immediately begin building supports for 3D printing, creating molds based on the shape, including it in an assembly, analyzing it, or performing any other operation that you would do with CAD data.
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.
The first technology of its kind, Convergent Modeling Technology allows designers to combine facets, surfaces, and solids in one model without converting data. This allows facet data to now be an equal part of the design process
Import Scanned Data
Easily import and optimize scanned data. NX directly imports polygon facet data acquired by scanning physical objects. 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. NX allows you to bring the scanned data in as facets, so there’s no need to map surfaces, create solids, or do any other manual shape creation. You can scan your data and immediately begin building supports for 3D printing.
NX Cool Shape Design
NX Cool Shape Design is a modeling-only environment delivering NX tools for fast and easy development of complex shapes. NX Cool Shape Design includes the advanced freeform tools and NX Realize Shape subdivision modeling.