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Creaform develops and manufactures innovative portable 3D measurement technologies. Their wide range of products and services are being used worldwide by more than 2500 clients from various industries such as automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, consumer products, research & education, NDT, heavy industries and power generation.

Software

CREAFORM VXMODEL: SCAN-TO-CAD SOFTWARE MODULE

VXmodel is a post-treatment software that directly integrates into VXelements, Creaform’s 3D software platform, and allows the finalization of 3D scan data to use directly in any 3D printing or CAD software. VXmodel provides the simplest and fastest path from 3D scans to your computer-aided design or additive manufacturing workflow.

 

A great addition to the Creaform 3D scanners, VXmodel is simple but powerful, including only the features necessary to complement your CAD software. You already have all the design and modeling capabilities in your software: VXmodel simply provides the tools you need for a quick and seamless integration into your scan-based design process.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

 

Since it is fully integrated into VXelements, VXmodel can directly build on its automatically generated mesh. It presents the functionalities you need to finalize your file fast and bring it to your CAD workflow.

Alignment

Before starting to reverse engineer the object, the scan must first be aligned to the coordinate system suiting your design requirements. This is a simple, but very important step, and the ideal alignment tool needs to be straightforward, adaptable, and not too limiting.

With the highly flexible VXmodel alignment tool, you can simply constraint your scan using datums/entities and you will then start your design process on a strong foundation.

Geometrical entities & Cross-sections

Use your 3D scan as a reference for your design: extract all the information you need from the mesh by creating geometrical entities, curves, cross-sections and even NURBS surfaces for characterizing freeform surfaces. The highly flexible, user-friendly VXmodel interface lets you quickly segment the mesh into all of the primitive entities required to complete the design in your CAD software.

Mesh Improvement

VXmodel enables you to improve the 3D scan mesh and make it more suitable to the CAD or 3D printing process: heal the mesh of triangle errors, enhance the smoothness of freeform surfaces, optimize the file size with the smart decimation tool, etc. Simple but powerful tools to make sure you have the perfect file to start your reverse engineering or 3D printing process.

 

Available tools: Heal mesh | Fix normals | Hole filling, defeature | Decimate/Refine mesh | Smooth mesh, spike filter | Smooth/Edit boundary | And more…

Mesh Editing

VXmodel will help you modify the 3D scan mesh, make it watertight and quickly generate print-ready files for your rapid manufacturing workflow.

 

Available tools: Scale mesh | Shell/Offset mesh | Make watertight mesh | Boundary extrusion | Divide/Cut mesh by plane/Curve | And more…

Simplified Scan-to-CAD Workflow with VXmodel

VXmodel fully integrates with Creaform 3D scanners, while providing only what you need and nothing more: the simplest and fastest path from your 3D scans to your CAD or additive manufacturing workflow!

CREAFORM VXINSPECT: DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION SOFTWARE MODULE

VXinspect is an intuitive and powerful 3D inspection software designed for manufacturing companies conducting first article inspection (FAI) or quality control. Directly integrated into VXelements™, Creaform’s 3D software platform and application suite, VXinspect provides the simplest integration of probingand scanning measurement capabilities.

 

The combination of Creaform technologies with VXinspect offers the ideal solution for quality control in shop floor conditions. The software features all the functionalities required by pre-production control or when setting up a high-efficiency measurement sequence to inspect multiples parts. With its intuitive interface, it is the best solution for all inspection workflow with no compromise on measurement quality and GD&T requirements.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
 

To meet customer needs for simplicity and a plug-and-play solution, VXinspect fully integrates with all of Creaform’s technologies and centralizes information for optimal use. 

CAD import

VXinspect, a dimensional inspection software for quality control, supports CAD import of IGES, STEP files, allowing direct measurements comparisons with CAD models to better understand the parts’ manufacturing defects. 

Alignment

Before starting the dimensional inspection process, positioning and orientation of the object in space is of utmost importance. It ensures more accurate results from data acquisition up to the final inspection report.

 

Available tools: Entity selection | Best fit | Datum targets 

Multiple-Measurement mode

VXinspect is the first software to seamlessly integrate both single-point touch probe and non-contact measurements into a unique and intuitive software interface.

 

Available tools: Probing | Scanning | Import mesh supported

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

VXinspect’s sophisticated algorithms and calculation methods offer an accessible way to apply GD&Tprinciples and practices to the inspection project, even for users without extensive experience with GD&T notions.

 

Available tools: Form and orientation tolerance | Profile and localization tolerance | Datum reference frame (DRF) construction using geometric counterpart | And more!

SIMPLIFIED AND POWERFUL SCANNING AND PROBING WORKFLOW WITH VXINSPECT
Pre-Production 

Each production start up comes with different process issues. In many cases, some prior adjustments have to be made to be fully in control of the manufacturing process. During this search for problems to solve, 3D measurements tool users need a quick way to compare measured geometry with designed one. VXinspect offers the simplest workflow for quick Part-to-CAD inspection.

In-Production

Once the manufacturing process is under control, first article inspection (FAI) or production part approval process (PPAP) need to be performed. VXinspect is ideal to simply build the inspection program for such operation. It can also be used to control critical dimensions at various stages of the manufacturing process. Users can repeat the same measurement sequence several times to follow evolution of specific parts and thus prevent future problems.