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The newest release of MachineWorks’ Polygonica solid modeling toolkit focuses on handling very large models, and supporting color and application data defined on polygonal meshes. Some mesh solids, particularly those created from point cloud data, contain huge numbers of triangles. New out-of-core algorithms in Polygonica v.7.3 are designed to enable the entire mesh to be processed a chunk at a time. In addition, the new release allows color data to be associated with the mesh, so that the integrity of full-color models can be retained, even during complex solid healing and Boolean operations, the company says.
In other news, MachineWorks reports than Renishaw has selected Polygonica software for use by its dental division in its AM250 laser melting machines. The toolkit will be integrated into the company’s dental manufacturing system and supplied with machines used to make dental frameworks, and medical implants and prostheses with highly complex geometries in a range of metals. Polygonica will provide solid healing, Boolean operations, simplification, offsetting and profile generation within the Renishaw systems.
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