RE: [rp-ml] What is the best reverse engineering software available?

From: Eric Stone <>
Date: Fri Jul 30 2004 - 04:13:29 EEST

Hello Glenn,

If you have a good scanner, you can mill directly on the scanner-output stl

You'll need a CAM package which can import the scanner data, parse it for
the production process (tool design), and mill directly on the data.

A more detailed description can be found at:



Only if you need modifications or the CAD data for reference, is the RE
process necessary. If so, there are a number of CAD solutions that can's up to your existing CAD solution, your preferences, your needs
and expertise which one is best.

I hope this helps. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I
can also provide additional references if you require.


Eric Stone

Capture3D, Inc.

Costa Mesa, CA

  -----Original Message-----
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Of SiderWhite
  Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:00 PM
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  Subject: [rp-ml] What is the best reverse engineering software available?

  I'm taking an informal poll of the rp-ml list here:

  In your opinion, hands down, what is the best reverse engineering software
out there? My application would be to scan/digitize formed parts, bring the
point cloud or scanned surfaces/curves into the software, quickly create
accurate solid models, and be able to create good clean machinable
solids/surfaces with a minimum of fuss.

  Glenn Whiteside
Received on Fri Jul 30 03:15:39 2004

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