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How to convert/import 3D scanned model into workable drawings in Solidworks?

By Usman Khan on 01 May 08:19 3 answers 2670 views 1 comment

How to convert or import a 3D scanned model of a machine e.g a large format printer into a Solidworks model and design custom parts assemblies around it?

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  • Vasya Gagarskiy
    Vasya Gagarskiy over 2 years ago

    Turn on ScanTo3D, and open your file.
    When you open file, select type of "Mesh file (*.stl)"

  • Hiral Patel
    Hiral Patel over 1 year ago

    Follow these steps to convert 3D scan data into drawing in SOLIDWORKS.

    Convert 3D scan data to a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD model
    Create either a surface or a mesh
    Utilize Wizards for mesh, curve, and surface
    Apply texture data to your mesh from imported texture files
    Use the deviation analysis tool to inspect for and display deviations between the mesh and other entities created by referencing the mesh
    Refine imported mesh and then convert to SOLIDWORKS 3D solid part
    Import point cloud data
    Export scanned data in multiple formats: *.xyz, *.wrl, *.stl, *.3ds, *.obj

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