Tips for Using Manual Surfacing Tools in Creaform’s VxModel

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The manual surfacing tool in Creaform’s VxModel software is a very powerful tool when reverse engineering complex surface parts. However, this power can be a challenge to tame. To help you take advantage of this powerful tool I have created this short guide. The main concept behind using this tool is creating 4 sided shapes covering any area of interest on your part. To start creating the shape, left click on the scan and proceed to add intermediate points with […]

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Introducing innovate3D

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  We’re sure many of you were excited to attend AMUG, Rapid, and various other industry trade shows this spring, and so were we. That is why starting on March 31st we’re presenting a web series called innovate3D: bring your ideas to life. We will be making all of our trade show presentations and demos, as well as some of our more popular 3DEXPERIENCE World presentations, available to you for free through this virtual series. You won’t even have to […]

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SPC with Polyworks Inspector

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The Polyworks Inspector software has a very robust and powerful Statistical Process Control (SPC) tool built into it. This is very useful for measuring the repeatability between multiple pieces. It allows you to quickly and easily evaluate your manufacturing process for predictability and quality. Polyworks Inspector SPC offers two different flavors: Object Control SPC and Surface Data SPC. Object Control analyzes object dimensions like diameter, Flatness, and lengths for repeatability. Surface Data SPC analyzes the part shape using color maps. […]

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Streamlining In Process Inspections With Handheld Scanning

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Streamlining In Process Inspections With Handheld 3D Scanning In process inspections are a necessary evil when producing machined parts. They can be time consuming, especially in the case of parts with complex geometries. Either a part has to be checked in the machine with hand tools only taking simple measurements or removed from the machining center and placed in a CMM to gather all of the measurements and GD&T data. One way provides more information about the part but costs […]

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3D Scanning Basics: Merging Scans

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Welcome back! So you’ve definitely read my other posts and know the basics of what 3D scanners do and how to get around the need for targeting parts if they’re too small, have too many curved surfaces or features, or you have a large amount of parts so you’ve set up a fixture to help expedite the scanning process. Awesome! Except there’s one big problem to scanning a stationary object without targets on the part which VXelements luckily has a […]

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Application Highlight: Scanning for Thermoforming

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In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at an application that a scan-to-CAD workflow can really improve turnaround time on. Packaging manufacturers are tasked with creating packages that hold, protect, and display various consumer products. Two very common types of packaging include blister packs or clam-shell packaging. Though slightly different in their function, their manufacturing process starts out essentially the same. This where scanning can come in very handy. Both styles begin as thin plastic sheets that […]

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How to Use Older Versions of SOLIDWORKS with VXelements

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YOU! You like to be on the cutting edge of technology in your industry, right? RIGHT! That’s why you have a Creaform 3D scanner and SOLIDWORKS. (Or you’re interested and that’s why you’re reading our amazing blogs.) However, being on the bleeding edge of technology can cause some confusion sometimes and that’s okay! For instance: because you’re such a trailblazer you definitely have SOLIDWORKS 2020 on your computer but there might be some small bugs here and there when using […]

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Application Highlight: Scanning for Thermoforming

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In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at an application that a scan-to-CAD workflow can really improve turnaround time on. Packaging manufacturers are tasked with creating packages that hold, protect, and display various consumer products. Two very common types of packaging include blister packs or clam-shell packaging. Though slightly different in their function, their manufacturing process starts out essentially the same. This where scanning can come in very handy. Both styles begin as thin plastic sheets that […]

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New Feature Highlight: Creaform’s GoScan Spark

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Fast on the heels of releasing their new inspection scanner, the HandyScan Black, Creaform has come out with another iteration in the GoScan family, the Spark. The Spark is a white light scanner capable of acquiring both the geometry and color of surfaces being scanned, making it ideal for reverse engineering and art/design applications. Here we’ll be going over some of the new features in the upgraded GoScan Spark model compared to the older GoScan 50 from Creaform. Accuracy – […]

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3D Scanning Target Tips and Tricks

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The Creaform HandySCAN Black Elite 3D Scanner is a very fast, accurate, and powerful machine when it comes down to it. The only thing that can cause trouble is having to put the tracking targets on the part before you can scan anything. Also the issue of having to take them off. Usually, this isn’t much of a problem for average-sized parts that are only a couple of feet across. But if the part you are scanning is too small […]

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