Re: Multiple feature solid model from reverse engineering

From: Steve Farentinos (
Date: Wed Feb 10 1999 - 21:58:34 EET


If you're scanning a part that lends itself to repreduction as solid features,
then why not just measure the features on the part instead of brute-force
scanning? You'll save yourself lots of time. Just measure the features and
key them into Pro/E. You're proposed process of going from point cloud to
surface before generating features is extra work.


Jack Feng wrote:

> Hi RP-List,
> We are seeking a reverse engineering project which will require to generate
> a multiple feature (feature by feature) solid model in Pro/E for a very
> complicated forging die. What we are given is the forged part only. What we
> are doing now is to use the Mitutoyo RV57 CMM in our lab to scan the
> surfaces (2-5 micrometer accuracy), and use the built-in Scanpak software
> to convert the scan data into IGES file. From there we will generate the
> Pro/E solid model of the forged part, then reverse it to the die model.
> Since this is a single feature model, it does not fulfill the possible
> final requirement of design modifications and manufacturing process
> simulation (we are not sure if we shall/can add this part into the project).
> Any comments and ideas helping the above process will be appreciated.
> For most of my friends originated from East Asia, happy new year to you.
> Sincerely,
> Jack Feng
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