INUS Technology, Inc. announced it is shipping the next major release of its flagship reverse engineering software, Rapidform XOR. Rapidform XOR software combines 3D scan data processing and parametric solid modeling to give you the ability to create intelligent CAD models from point clouds and polygon meshes. It is also the only 3D scanning software that creates native CAD models from scan data for SolidWorks, PTC Creo (Pro/E), Siemens NX, CATIA V4/V5, AutoCAD, and new for 2012, Autodesk Inventor.
“Developing Rapidform from the user’s point of view, we have focused on three main themes: Automation, Performance and Superior User Experience,” explains Calvin Hur, CEO of INUS Technology. “Simplification through automation makes it easier than ever to create feature-based CAD models from 3D scans. This new version of Rapidform XOR can cut the time needed to reverse engineer a scanned part by as much as half.”
New technologies in Rapidform XOR3 SP1 save more time in creating parametric solids from 3D scans. XOR makes real CAD features with parent-child relationships and design intent parameters. 3D models created in XOR are higher quality, easier to transfer into CAD, and are more easily edited than surface-based models.
With this new release, XOR offers several new features to increase automation and efficiencies in the reverse engineering process. These features include:
• Quick Modeling, a new way to create parametric feature based models using technology that identifies and creates extrusions, revolutions, lofts, sweeps and pipes automatically.
• Autodesk Inventor LiveTransfer to save native models in Inventor with complete feature trees.
• Improved Auto Sketch to make accurate sketches easier and at least 50% faster.
• CAD to Scan Alignment saves time on modeling arbitrary patterns.
Surfacing has also been improved in the upcoming release. Available in both Rapidform XOR and XOS, improved Auto Surfacing delivers automation with the control of manual surfacing. A new layout editing interface makes it easier to edit patch layout before completing the surfacing process, saving time and rework effort. Rapidform XOS3 SP1 will be available in May 2012.
The latest release of Rapidform XOR3 SP1 is directly compatible with Autodesk Inventor mechanical design software and supports other Autodesk 3D CAD software through industry standard file formats.
With this release you can open reverse engineered models as native geometry in Inventor 2010 – 2013 and AutoCAD 2007 – 2013. To be certified, the product must meet certain guidelines and demonstrate a high level of quality as well as compatibility with Autodesk Inventor. Certification is given only after the product has been tested and approved.
“Rapidform XOR enables Autodesk Inventor software users to import parametric CAD models directly, speeding up productivity,” said Jim Quanci, Director of the Autodesk Developer Network. “Rapidform’s support in the Autodesk Certified Application Program demonstrates the company’s commitment to a higher level of integration between our two industry leading products.”
Rapidform XOR’s unique CAD interoperability technology for direct 3D scan-to-CAD compatibility is named LiveTransfer. With LiveTransfer technology, Rapidform XOR communicates directly with compatible CAD products to transfer the model step-by-step with a complete feature tree intact, resulting in a native CAD model that is fully editable. LiveTransfer interfaces are included at no cost in every license of Rapidform XOR3 SP1 being released in spring 2012.
The latest versions of XOR and XOS are available in English, German, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Russian.
INUS Technology Inc.
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