Reverse engineering software for 3D scanning enables users to create a three-dimensional model of an object by using a 3D scanner. This type of software is commonly used by engineers, scientists, and other professionals for a wide range of applications.
Reverse engineering as a term is adopted by many industry subsets. From genetics, computer code, complex PCBs (printed circuit boards), and even military espionage. In this article, we are specifically relating to a metrology-driven process steered by high-precision 3D data acquisition tools.
Since the introduction of 3D scanning technology, there has always been a need to process it in some capacity. There has also been a need to provide formats to bridge multiple platforms, getting data to travel through the lifecycle of the process.
The process of reverse engineering using 3D scanning can yield many outputs and there is certainly some confusion between them. I hope this brief explanation of options can help set you down the correct path for your needs.
How will this image be used? Do I anticipate any changes? What are your tolerance requirements? All these questions are paramount in determining the successful path of the data output and each are mutually exclusive of one another.