Re: point cloud manipulation

From: John Eric Voltin (
Date: Sun May 11 2003 - 16:55:39 EEST

Has anyone been able to reach Paraform over the past year or so? I have
tried on several occasions to contact them via phone and e-mail, but I never
receive a response. I have been told that Paraform is having very severe
financial problems, but I don't understand why they don't reply to potential

 - John

John Eric Voltin
Agile Technology, Inc.
Phone: (512) 633-0394
FAX: (866) 738-9413
----- Original Message -----
From: "Henry Sommer" <>
To: "Rapid Prototyping" <>
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 4:56 PM
Subject: RE: point cloud manipulation

> Don't forget to look at Paraform. ( It does the same
> as Rapidform and Geomagic. I use Imageware and find that for class A it is
> better but for quick and dirty work Geomagic or Paraform is better. I have
> seen experienced users create usable surfaces in Paraform in 10 minutes.
> Your choice of software could depend on where you get your data from.
> Geomgic and Imageware open up more scanner native formats than Paraform.
> As always it is almost a requirement to try the software for yourself.
> one has it's subtle differences in workflows and performance that will
> affect your work. All the vendors will give you at least a month to try it
> risk free.
> Let us know what you decide.
> Henry Sommer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> John M. Irvin
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 11:37 AM
> To: Rapid Prototyping
> Subject: re: point cloud manipulation
> Folk
> Can you all pls give your opinions on the following software's used in
> scanning and point cloud manipulation.
> CopyCAD - Delcam
> Rapid form
> Geomagic
> I would like to know how these software's have made it easier to get from
> point cloud or ruff stl data to a finished model. Things like smoothing,
> alignment of scans, and especially laying surfaces either automatic or
> manually in design need situations. all input will be appreciated to make
> our lives easier.
> Thanks
> John Irvin
> President
> Neco Incorporated
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> Denver, Colorado 80239
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> Cell 303 668 1663
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