Artec 3D Launches Artec Studio 17

New release provides full inspection and reverse engineering workflows, as well as CGI features and user experience updates.

New release provides full inspection and reverse engineering workflows, as well as CGI features and user experience updates.

Artec 3D has released Artec Studio 17 (AS17), the newest iteration of its 3D scanning software. AS17 has new features and updates that offer enhanced functionality for quality inspection, reverse engineering and full-color CGI workflows as well as improvements in speed and ease of use. The new offering was designed with the user at its core, with upgrades driven by customer feedback, and all subscribers now getting automatic full access to the latest version, while a 30-day trial is available for free.

“User insights played a central role in the development of Artec Studio 17, and we’re confident this product will excite everyone who works with high-accuracy 3D data,” says Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. 

Advanced Quality Inspection

Users can enjoy accuracy and streamlined quality inspection processes with the latest stack of scan-to-CAD features and tools right in Artec Studio. Datum alignment enables metrology professionals to align meshes and CAD models using key geometric features in just a few clicks, ensuring there are no slight variances from misalignment. And for scanning workflows using reference objects for data registration, users now have enhanced manual control in Artec Studio.

Users can individually select objects such as spheres or checkerboard targets, take measurements between any of these objects, or exclude any from registration if required. Additionally, users can now import multiple reference target clouds into the workspace and choose which ones to use for tracking.

Reverse Engineering 

Artec Studio 17’s new features allow engineers to scan an object and completely reverse engineer it all in one software, streamlining design and manufacturing workflows. The Auto Surface tool enables one-click conversion of complex organic shapes into solid CAD models, while with the addition of Boolean operations, users can modify models with CAD entities and meshes using the Union, Subtract, and Intersect tools to create products such as customized molds and packaging.

A number of further updates on the previous version deliver increased efficiencies:

  • Independent CAD Shapes – easy creation, resizing and repositioning of primitive solid shapes in any part of your mesh
  • Constraints 2.0 – save, edit and refit conditions and relations specified for each primitive anytime and base new constraints on the ones you imposed in previous sessions 
  • Mesh Splitting – quickly and precisely break your mesh into manageable chunks using a pre-fitted plane, for further 3D printing
  • Improved Segment Brush – easily change the size of the selected region dynamically with the Segmentation sensitivity slide

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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