Elysium announces the release of the CADdoctor EX 3.0 data verification tool, which includes expanded capabilities for data translation end-to-end throughout product development—from scanned geometry for modeling to surface preparation for molding and manufacturing parts. The software tools are designed to promote process automation, reduce design and manufacturing times and improve product data quality.
The verification software assists in the translation of data into the most usable form for each application, the company says. For instance, a Reverse Engineering option can read the polygonal data in a stereolithography (STL) file and translate the data into a CAD model with valid surfaces and boundaries and precise geometry, as opposed to an approximation. The resulting data are usable without further repair or remodeling in CAD, CAE or even CAM applications for cutting, moldmaking and other manufacturing processes.
Other options include a Polygon option that can check and repair holes, “noise” and other defects that impede easy export of polygonal data from STL files; an Advanced Envelope function that can “shrink-wrap” a 3D model to turn an assembly into a 3D solid; a Quality Check for Mold Manufacturing option that checks models for draft angle, undercut, wall thickness and other manufacturability issues; and a Universal Transformation option that deforms a model to capture analysis results or springback from stamping.