INUS Technology, Inc. announced that the next major release of its flagship reverse engineering software, Rapidform XOR, will begin shipping to customers today. Rapidform XOR is the only software that combines 3D scan data processing and parametric solid modeling to give users the ability to create intelligent CAD models from point clouds and polygon meshes. It is also the only 3D scanning software that creates native CAD models from scan data for SolidWorks, PTC Creo (Pro/E), Siemens NX, CATIA V4/V5, AutoCAD, and new for 2012, Autodesk Inventor.
“Developing Rapidform from the user’s point of view, we have focused on three main themes: Automation, Performance and Superior User Experience,” explains Calvin Hur, CEO of INUS Technology. “Simplification through automation makes it easier than ever to create feature-based CAD models from 3D scans. This new version of Rapidform XOR can cut the time needed to reverse engineer a scanned part by as much as half.”
New technologies in Rapidform XOR3 SP1 save more time in creating parametric solids from 3D scans, maintaining its reputation as the fastest path to CAD. Unlike other reverse engineering software, XOR makes real CAD features with parent-child relationships and design intent parameters. 3D models created in XOR are higher quality, easier to transfer into CAD, and are more easily edited than surface-based models.
With this new release, XOR offers several new features to increase automation and efficiencies in the reverse engineering process. New features in Rapidform XOR3 SP1 include:
• Quick Modeling, a new way to create parametric feature based models using advanced technology that identifies and creates extrusions, revolutions, lofts, sweeps and pipes automatically;
• Autodesk Inventor LiveTransfer to save native models in Inventor with complete feature trees;
• Improved Auto Sketch to make accurate sketches easier and at least 50% faster;
• CAD to Scan Alignment providing significant time savings on modeling arbitrary patterns.
Surfacing has also been improved in the upcoming release. Available in both Rapidform XOR and XOS, improved Auto Surfacing provides the convenience of automation with the control of manual surfacing. A new layout editing interface makes it easier to edit patch layout before completing the surfacing process, saving time and rework effort. Rapidform XOS3 SP1 will be available in May 2012.
The latest versions of XOR and XOS are available in English, German, Chinese, Korean, Italian and Russian.
For detailed information, overview videos and online training about these new features, visit the Rapidform website.
About INUS Technology, Inc.
INUS Technology (rapidform.com) helps companies unlock the power of 3D scanning. The company's software solutions are the most widely installed products for reverse engineering, 3D imaging and inspection using 3D scan data around the globe. Rapidform makes 3D scanning an extremely powerful tool for a variety of applications and is used in fields such as manufacturing, R&D, quality inspection, medical research and civil engineering. Leading companies including Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, Rolls Royce, Volkswagen, Hitachi, Panasonic, Oakley, Samsung, Sony, Alcoa, and Benteler use Rapidform's advanced technology to innovate throughout their research, design, manufacturing and quality control processes.