What is the Best Solution for Complex Reverse Engineering?

The Best Solution for Complex Reverse Engineering

Sometimes you may come up with a project where you need to reverse engineer many complex parts and must bring the data over to your native CAD software. That can be tricky in most cases. What are the best hardware and software solutions to get the job done as quickly and accurately as possible? The problem is 2-fold. First, you must capture the part’s 3D data quickly and accurately so that you can trust the data in your downstream reverse engineering software. And secondly, the reverse engineering software must provide you with streamlined tools so you can build CAD data rapidly and with optimum accuracy.

Now, as one of the experts in the industry of Reverse Engineering Services, Mako GmbH suggests using this ultimate combo: The EinScan HX handheld 3D scanner and CATIA V6 reverse engineering software.

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First is the hardware. As mentioned, you must trust the data that comes from your scanning devices and this is where the EinScan HX shines best. With it’s 0.04mm accuracy and 1,200,000 points/s 20FPS scanning speed, you’ll know that the data you’re looking at is the best it can possibly be. With it’s Hybrid 7 blue lasers and blue LED, it can capture all sorts of surfaces without requiring additional prep such as specialty sprays, black and reflective finishes can be scanned right away.

The speed of this powerful combination can be tested by doing a 3D scan of an object which has several difficult surfaces or dark areas to measure and then reverse engineer it into a fully parametric CAD model. The parts which have several difficulties to measure features can be tackled with ease using the new EinScan HX 3D handheld scanner.

In the next step, the CATIA V6 software comes in. It is the industry reference for high-end reverse engineering software. It is a standalone product which can take in data from a variety of 3D scanners and using an array of powerful tools help you to accurately rebuild it into a parametric model. Even more impressive, once you’re done reverse engineering your part you can have the software transfer over the feature tree to your favorite CAD package such as SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, Creo, NX and others.


So, if you need to reverse engineer complex parts, the combination of the EinScan HX’s speed and accuracy with the powerful tools within CATIA V6 will make your life significantly easier both from a productivity and ROI standpoint.

If you would like to know more about these tools and how you can enhance your reverse engineering workflow, please visit our website or contact us here.

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