Power Surfacing RE

New Features

Shrink Wrap options

This video shows you how to use the Shrink Wrap options in Power Surfacing RE (Reverse Engineering). Shrink Wrap creates a SubD mesh around the reference (scanned or other) mesh in order to retopologize it into a form that it can convert into NURBS (for use in SolidWorks). The options give you control over that process to provide more flexibility in editing the mesh after the Shrink Wrap.

New feature in version 4.1

Repairing the Mesh

This video demonstrates some of the tools that you can use to repair and clean up the mesh. Scanned meshes usually have imperfections from the scanning process. In order to get an accurate conversion into solids / surfaces, the mesh needs to be repaired so that those imperfections aren't passed through (to the resulting solids / surfaces). There are new selection and editing tools to simplify the process of selecting problem areas and repairing them.

New feature in version 4.1

Bridging for fillets

This video demonstrate a workflow for dealing with fillets in scanned meshes. Usually, you will want to extend the faces to make an intersection edge for the two faces, and apply an accurate SolidWorks fillet along that edge (instead of an approximated scan conversion). This video shows that process of extending the edges and bridging between the two faces to form an edge that can be filleted.

New feature in version 4.1

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Getting Started with RE

This video shows you how to get started using Power Surfacing RE (Reverse Engineering). It shows how to import a reference mesh and control the display of the reference mesh and the corresponding Sub-D mesh you are using to retopologize it. Also shown is an overview of the new tools available with Power Surfacing RE.

Recorded using Power Surfacing RE Beta 1.0

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Preparing the Mesh

This video demonstrates setting up a reference mesh from a SolidWorks body. Meshes often have holes and sharp boundary edges. Selection sets and patching help you work with the mesh and get it prepared for the retopologizing process.

Recorded using Power Surfacing RE Beta 1.0.

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Utilizing the Interpolate Command

This video demonstrate a workflow for utilizing the Interpolate command to increase the accuracy of the subdivided object prior to conversion. It also shows how the Interpolate command is utilized when adding detail to the object that is not constrained to the reference mesh.

Recorded using Power Surfacing RE Beta 1.0