Interesting to see who the CAD designers/ engineers are out there.
Sometime back, I briefly mentioned I had a scan project underway in this thread here- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... c&start=15
In Automotive design, one of the reverse engineering applications we use is called 'Photogrammetry scanning'. We use this to capture surface data ( normally from a clay surface ) and export the files into programs such as Alias, 3d studio and Icemsurf. This can also be exported into CAD/CAM packages to create a cutter path.
This scan of a crankset is part of a project to demonstrate the capabilities of our equipment ( we can't show our day to day stuff!! ). It also helps if your interested in retrobikes
The complete scan was completed in around 6hrs and was positioned and rendered using Alias software. The process does not damage the object in anyway... the powder spray wipes off!!
Would any of you be interested in taking this file into your own package and see what's achievable with it? ... basically I'm keen to see how outside suppliers/ engineers deal with our scan quality.
PM me if so.
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