Can I scan a 3D object directly to a parametric model?

Hi everyone!
I work in a truck parts factory as a industrial designer and we constantly have some issues about reverse engineering. From now we are researching about 3D scanners who can do a parametric model. Some scanners cant do it, like Hexagon. If someone can enlight me (like the process, scanner brands,...), I will really appreciate that!
Thanks.

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I think this is not possible. Just guess, every model can be done in hundred different ways, how should a scanner or the software know only one of those or decide which way could be a good way?

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Vinicius: depends on how much you are willing to spend but you can use either

www.geomagic.com which is expensive but really good or something like http://www.nextengine.com/products/rapidworks/specs/overview which doesn't cost as much but can be useful. SW premium also has scan to 3D but if you are doing a lot of RE then I'd suggest taking a look at one of the above...

 
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Hello Arthur!
Thank you for your quickly answer. While I was researching I found a software named Rapidform and it looks like a good choice. In the website we can found some information about fastest parametric creation (check here: http://www.rapidform.com/products/xor/overview). The interface looks smooth and user friendly and the use looks simple (youtube videos). What do you think guys?

 
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Rapidform is along the lines of Geomagics. Again it comes down to how much $$$ you have to spend. None of these scan programs are as easy as they make them look in the video....get a demo version of each.

 
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I have researched almost all of the systems on the market. Geomagic Capture cost $15K - 18K and has a plug in software that goes directly into SolidWoks 2013 and 14. There are others in this price range and less, but the post processing time and file sizes are problems. None of them make a direct model, but you can use the scan data to create a model in SW, without too much time. This system is a bench top design, and scan time is fast, and it is very portable.

 
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