Rapidform announces the release of Rapidform XOS3, software for scan data processing and rapid surface modeling.

New enhancements improve the over-all functionality of the software and reduce the time and effort required to produce useable 3D models.

Batch Process

Batch Process allows you to execute a set of batch jobs without manual intervention. You can easily design batch jobs by dragging & dropping and you can apply these jobs to multiple sets of scan data just in one-click. After performing batch process, you will get a report and a final result as defined.

You can also export or import the designed batch jobs.

The application provides several preset template batch jobs. You can also easily use these batch jobs for your scan data.

Mesh Buildup Wizard Enhancement

Mesh Buildup Wizard is automated tool for creating watertight mesh from raw scan data. Now this wizard-style interface has been greatly enhanced with five different stages such as Data Preparation, Data Editing, Data Pre-Aligning, Best-Fit Aligning, and Data Merging. It provides a fully optimized mesh buildup process according to the scanner type of target scan data. You can much more easily create a watertight mesh from raw scan data and also cope with any scanner type with newly enhanced Mesh Buildup Wizard.

Function Details

  • · Data Preparation

In the first stage, you can choose a scanner type which you have used to scan a target object. It provides different parameters and options during the process according to your definition of scanner type.

  • · Data Editing

In the second stage, it helps you to easily edit scan data. If the scan data have some noises or you have picked up some floor poly-faces while scanning object, then you can easily remove those unwanted areas with various editing tools.

  • · Data Pre-Aligning

In the third stage, it allows you to easily align scan data no matter where the scan data are. They are automatically aligned with each other by using the geometric shape information. And you can also manually align the scan data by picking several corresponding points on the scan data.

  • · Best-Fit Aligning

In the fourth stage, it allows you to accurately align scan data with Best-Fit alignment algorism.

  • · Data Merging

Finally, you can merge the aligned scan data into a single mesh and then you will get a watertight mesh.

Rapidform announces the release of XOS3 with significant enhancements to data processing functionality and new automatic surfacing tools:

Auto Surfacing Enhancement.

Auto Surfacing that allows you to automatically generate freeform surface patches from a mesh has been greatly enhanced.

The name of the existing method has been changed to ‘Evenly Distributed Network’ and now the other auto surfacing method which is called ‘Feature Following Network’ has been newly added in the Auto Surfacing. It allows you to automatically construct surface patches on the mesh considering its feature shape and It also can effectively construct surface patches which can cover the entire mesh with much less surface patches even if some holes are in the mesh.

Now, you can generate a freeform surface patches having evenly distributed network as well as with a patch network following the feature shape on the mesh.

Function Details

Evenly Distributed Network option allows you to automatically construct evenly distributed surface patches which can cover the entire mesh. You can manually define the target number of surface patches and then the application automatically constructs surface patches on the mesh as defined.

Feature Following Network option allows you to automatically construct surface patches following feature shape of mesh. Since it’s automatic, you don’t need to know how to construct curve network on the mesh following its feature shape and how many surface patches are needed to cover over the entire mesh.

Mesh Averaging

Mesh Averaging has been newly added as one of the Scan Tools.

It allows you to generate an averaged and optimized master feature shape from a set of several scanned feature shapes. And it also allows you to extract a reasonable feature shape if you have patterned scan feature shapes.

Function Details

When you have a model which has patterned feature shapes or a set of several scanned models, this function can be used for creating a master feature shape or a master model from them.

Mesh Averaging consists of two stages as described below.

First Stage – Define Targets

You can define target features in the first stage.

If the model has patterned features (Circular or Linear), the application automatically detects the position of features and then intelligently compensates its positions for averaging.

Second Stage – Check Deviation

You can check deviation between an averaged feature and the selected target features in the second stage. It allows you to qualify target features from the list to get a more reasonable result.

Add Texture

Add Texture has been newly added as one of the Texture Tools.

It allows you to import a 2D texture image and attach it onto the target mesh. Now, you can realistically display a mesh model with a texture image on the Model View and export the model including the texture image.

Function Details

You can easily import a 2D texture image no matter how big the size of the image is. The imported 2D texture image automatically pops up on the Texture View and then you can just define corresponding points between the imported 2D texture image and the target mesh.

The applied 2D texture image will be mapped according to your definition by expanding onto the target mesh.

Flatten and Deform Mesh

Flatten and Deform Mesh in which you can deform the shape of a mesh has been newly added as one of the Add-In commands.

If a scan object has been twisted or bended because of time, environment, and internal / external force, etc., it is difficult to extract correct design intents for the reverse modeling process.

Flatten and Deform Mesh Add-In allows you to easily deform the scanned data as it was originally designed.