MachineWorks' Polygonica 3.0 Enhances Mesh Modeling

MachineWorks’ Polygonica 3.0 includes a plethora of upgrades to mesh fitting and creation, wrapping and curve creation.


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A polygonal mesh rendering from Polygonica 3.0 that underwent the new curvature-sensitive remeshing

MachineWorks’ Polygonica 3.0 includes a substantial number of upgrades to polygonal mesh modeling. Surface fitting now has resilience to noisy scan data, and the software automatically determines best-fit tolerance. Remeshing includes a curvature-sensitive mode with edge lengths defined by surface curvature and a zone-based mode with edge-lengths defined by user-specified zones. Shrink-wrapping also sees simple new defaults, error-controlled refinements and tunnel capping and extraction changes.

Improvements also include denoising and edge enhancement for scan data, 3D curve enhancements, fast clipping of 2D line segments to polygons, 2D medial axis computation, surface region selection using 2D profiles, foldover detection and removal, variable surface offsetting, principal axes computation and curvature tensor computation.

Mesh changes include the ability to create mesh from terrain contours, reconstruct solid mesh from slices, create surface mesh from curves and compare mesh of intersecting regions.

Polygonica is a component software library for working with polygon meshes that helps companies in a range of industrial markets solve complex 2D and 3D geometrical problems. The main functions of Polygonica include healing, Booleans, offsetting, mesh analysis, remeshing, simplification, data reduction, defeaturing and point-cloud manipulation and meshing.

The Polygonica engine is integrated into software products from over 40 major OEMs including ANSYS, 3D Systems, Stratasys, Renishaw, EnvisionTEC, Desktop Metal, Zortrax, Synopsys, Converge, AECOM, Assemble, Diota, Open Mind and Mecsoft, in a wide range of industries including mechanical CAD, CAE, CAM, additive manufacturing, 3D printing, dental, medical, mining and augmented and virtual reality.


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