Re: point cloud data into surface data

From: Steve Farentinos (
Date: Thu Jan 25 1996 - 06:39:39 EET

>Tim Kassal writes:
>> Imageware of Michigan has a product called Surfacer
>> which will do a good job of creating smooth surfaces
>> from point clouds. The interface is much less cumbersome
>> than Pro/SCANTOOLS and the program contains some
>> powerful tools for manipulating tangency conditions and
>> deviation from the point data.
>> The surface data can then be dumped to Pro/E via IGES.
>> If you're going to be working with point cloud data on a
>> regular basis, I'd look into Surfacer.
>The problem with importing Surfacer data into Pro/E (even with
>Pro/SCANTOOLS) is that the imported data in Pro/E is "static" -
>you can't manipulate it, add to it, etc.
>I am also looking for ways to get point cloud (CT) data into CAD
>systems. Anyone else have any thoughts?
>-Suzanne Buchele
>PhD Student
>UT Austin/Argonne National Laboratory

The problem here is with Pro/E, not Surfacer.

As far as point clouds go, some of the best tools I have seen are in STRIM
100, now owned by Matra Datavision.

Steve Farentinos
PML, Inc.
201 West Beach Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90302
fax: 310/671-0858

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