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nPower Software Press Release June 13, 2017
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nPower Software releases Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE version 4 for SolidWorks®

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San Diego, June 13, 2017 - nPower Software / IntegrityWare, Inc announces the release of version 4 of its award winning products - Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE for SolidWorks®. Version 4 is a major upgrade, with many new features and improvements to greatly improve productivity and usability. Although Power Surfacing was already tightly integrated with SolidWorks®, version 4 makes it even more seamless, powerful, productive, and easy to use. Version 4 supports a broader range of workflows, especially in the context of working within SolidWorks® assemblies. We have also greatly improved the performance of converting into NURBS surfaces / solids. Here are some of the new features in Power Surfacing (Power Surfacing RE new features below) that will greatly improve user productivity and enable more complex and creative designs (with videos to illustrate).

  • Assemblies: full support for create / edit in assembly mode
  • Macro feature: auto updating / multi-body Power Bodies
  • Conversion options: auto trim & sew / large mesh support
  • Surface create workflow: new paradigm for creating SubDs
  • G2 constraints: curvature continuity accross features

Assemblies
Power Surfacing now fully supports the SolidWorks Assembly modeling environment. You can now create and edit Power Surfacing features while in an assembly. It is even possible to import reference constraints from other parts in the assembly.
video: Editing a simple part in an assembly

 
Macro Feature
Power Surfacing bodies are now macro features, which means they behave like typical SolidWorks features. You can also create multiple Power Surface bodies in a single part. Power Surfacing bodies will now automatically update as "standard" features in the feature tree do. When a Power Surface body in the feature tree is updated, it will automatically trim and sew the result (and make it into a sold body if it is solid).
video: Macro Feature - multiple bodies
video: Macro Feature - Updating
video: Surface constraint conversion options with trim and knit
 
Conversion options
Version 4 introduces advanced control over the process for converting Power Surface geometry into SolidWorks bodies. In addition to the typical subdivision levels, you can also increase the level of refinement, control the quality / accuracy, etc.
video: Conversion options

New surface workflow
You can now work in surface creation mode, extending and shaping surfaces on the fly. There is also a new workflow for creating geometry from sketches.
video: Surface creation work flow

G2 & Offset constraints
G2 constraints create curvature continuous constraints with other geometry, providing a smooth transition and high quality surface continuity. Offset constraints provide great flexibility in creating geometry constrained to an offset from a surface.
G2 constraints
Offset constraints

With new patent pending technology, version 4 makes Power Surfacing RE a powerful, unmatched tool for reverse engineering scanned meshes, other meshes, or SOLIDWORKS® geometry. The 4.1 version automates many of the most difficult reverse engineering operations. Here are some of the major Power Surfacing RE new features that will greatly improve your productivity for reverse engineering.

  • Shrink wrap options
  • Quad wrap
  • Smart fill
  • Edit Reference mesh new tools
  • Significant improvement in shrink wrap performance
  • Accelerated face painting


Shrink Wrap options
New options provide more flexibility in editing the mesh after Shrink Wrap. 
video: Shrink Wrap options

Quad Wrap
The Quad Wrap tool automatically wraps a SubD / Power Surfacing mesh around a scanned mesh to retopologize it.
video: Quad Wrap a solid
video: Quad Wrap a surface

Smart Fill
Smart fill automatically fills in an area (with a quad mesh), while constraining to the reference mesh.
video: Smart Fill

Edit reference mesh
New tools speed up the process of preparing a scanned mesh.
video: Paint selection on reference mesh and repair mesh
video: Bridge fillet

Accelerated face painting
Paint a whole set of faces onto a refrence mesh in just a few clicks.
video: Accelerated face painting

Many other additional features (and videos) can be found on the Power Surfacing and Power Surfacing RE web pages.

Power Surfacing RE is an add-in reverse envineering (RE) product for SolidWorks® 3D design software that significantly improves the process for reverse engineering scanned meshes, other mesh data, and SolidWorks geometry within SolidWorks®.

Power Surfacing RE is built on top of the award winning Power Surfacing product. Power Surfacing is a SubD based organic modeling tool for SolidWorks®. Power Surfacing creates fully compatible SolidWorks® surfaces and solids that support all of the powerful SolidWorks® commands that you would normally use on native SolidWorks® geometry.

nPowerSoftware is a certified SolidWorks® Gold Partner.

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car interior image
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Design by Andries van Overbeeke
 
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Design by Susan Blackman
 
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Design by Chris Miller (Curvature CAD & Design, Inc.)
 
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Design by Daryl Speed (Hawkridge Systems)
 
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Power Surfacing currently sells for $1,495. Power Surfacing RE currently sells for $2495 (both product prices will increase on 7/18/2017). nPower products can be purchased from the nPower web store (www.nPowerSoftware.com/store.htm), or through certified nPower Software resellers throughout the world. Customers can purchase maintenance subscriptions for $395 per year in order to receive ongoing product support, free patch releases, and upgrades to major version releases.

Power Surfacing and Power Surfacing RE are based on IntegrityWare’s SOLIDS++ geometric modeling Kernel, a unique and powerful hybrid modeling system that supports Solids, Surface and Polygonal modeling. nPower modeling tools provide the highest order of surfacing, solids modeling, analysis, and tessellation technologies.  In addition, Power Surfacing and Power Surfacing RE utilize the SubD-NURBS library product, which provides accurate conversion between Sub-D geometry and NURBS geometry.

 
Engineers, designers, architects, and artists from top companies around the world like Toyota, Boeing, Microsoft, Disney, SEGA, Blizzard Entertainment, Northrup Grumman, Sony, Honda, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Whirlpool, Trek Bicycles, Nvidia, Blur Studio, Hasbro, Fisher Price, Gensler, Harley Davidson, Fox Sports, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, BAE Systems, Panasonic, Tiffany, SolidWorks, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, HDR, Luis Vuitton, Avon Products, Hallmark, Samsonite, Hewlett Packard and Cannon Equipment are optimizing their design throughput with nPower Software.
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Information
 

 

  For more information on IntegrityWare Inc, visit www.IntegrityWare.com
   
For more information on nPower Software, visit www.nPowerSoftware.com
 
 

nPower Software / IntegrityWare Contact
David Gill, President
+858-
592-8866
DGill@nPowerSoftware.com

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IntegrityWare Inc. is a company that specializes in advanced geometric modeling solutions. Founded in 1996, IntegrityWare has been providing advanced modeling solutions to a growing base of customers building industry-leading solutions. The SOLIDS++  modeling kernel is an Object-Oriented Non-Manifold Modeling kernel that provides a comprehensive suite of geometry and topology tools for Solids Modeling, Surface Modeling, Curve Modeling, Polygonal Modeling and Non-Manifold Modeling. SOLIDS++  has been in development for more than 10 years, with research and development of the most advanced modeling solutions. The SOLIDS++ kernel is currently licensed to developers needing to provide the most advanced geometric modeling functionality to their customers – such as Autodesk, MOI, Nemetschek, PTC, New River Kinematics, Tech Soft 3D, Bentley Systems, and Ford Motor Company.

 

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Quick Links
See our Tutorials
4.0 Overview video
Download Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE
 
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Best in Show
 
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  TenLinks awards Gold Medal Best in Show to Power Surfacing at SolidWorks World 2014


MCADCafe chooses Power Surfacing as Best in Show Software product at SolidWorks World 2015
 
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Game Controller

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Design by Pete Hamilton (Designs In Air)
 
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Design by Carlo Shayeb (sedus)
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Quotes from Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE Customers

James Bevan (Duncan Walton London):
"I love your program, for me the Power Surfacing plugin represents the most significant advancement in Solidworks modelling capability in more than a decade!"
 

 
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Andries van Overbeek (Freelance automotive designer):
"For me personally Power Surfacing is an incredibly powerful and enabling tool, I'm very happy I came across it!"

"PowerSurfacing makes the CAD process much more joyful, intuitive and playful and less tedious."

 

Ron Ogletree (Sabre Racing):
"Our design process went from 8 months to 6 weeks. "

More customer quotes
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