Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 5:00 AM
Seoul, South Korea - Mar 24, 2008, INUS Technology, Inc. the developer of Rapidform® 3D scanning software, announced that it will demonstrate the latest innovations in 3D scanning software at INDUSTRIE PARIS 2008 from March 31st to April 4th in Paris-Nord Villepinte, France. The exhibition, at stand 5L 041, will highlight the recent advancements in Rapidform XO™2.
INUS will be showing XOS™2/Scan and XOR™2/Redesign Service Pack. Calvin Hur, INUS Technology's senior vice president of marketing and global sales, stated, "XOR2 has been well received, highly praised and widely accepted since we released it in July 2007. However, being the first of its kind, we have to continue to advance this solution for which there was no precedent. To do this, we rely on the input and guidance from our users on how to refine and perfect the software applications. The latest update is our answer to their requests and suggestions. We will be this new version of Rapidform at INDUSTRIE PARIS 2008, which is located at the heart of one of our most important European markets."
Hur notes the company will also be showing the 64-bit versions of XOS and XOR as well as Rapidform.dll, an SDK for third party scanning applications.
Rapidform XOS2/Scan Released in August 2007, XOS2/Scan is the world's first software to offer fully automated scan data processing that makes NURBS models from raw 3D scan data with a few button clicks. With all of the new features, XOS2/Scan is a reverse engineering solution with unprecedented price/performance. It offers a complete set of tools for processing point cloud data, creating watertight meshes and making high-quality NURBS surfaces.
XOS2/Scan focuses on the automation of tedious and time consuming tasks. One example is the new Mesh Buildup Wizard™. According to Hur, "Mesh Buildup Wizard automates scan data processing by turning raw scan data into a NURBS model with little input from the user. For example, it has automated multi-shot registration and merging features. This eliminates the time needed to select common points on all of the adjacent scans, which has been a critical bottleneck in 3D scan data processing."
Rapidform XOR2/Redesign Service Pack 1 Rapidform XOR2/Redesign, which was released in July 2007, is the only 3D scanning software application that builds editable, parametric solid models from 3D scan data. Analogous to hybrid CAD modeling packages, XOR2 offers more than 200 enhancements and new functions such as Mesh Buildup Wizard™, Loft Wizard™ and CAD Correct™. The latest update, Rapidform XOR2/Redesign Service Pack 1 that was released on March 13th, will be shown at INDUSTRIE2008. It includes several new features and enhancements that allow users to finalize reverse design tasks much more quickly and easily.
Hur cites the CAD Correct function as an example of how Rapidform has changed the way that users process and deploy 3D scan data. He said, "It is an unmatched tool to adjust an original CAD model to correspond with its modified, real-life counterpart. Within XOR2, CAD Correct automatically refits the geometries of the CAD model onto the digitalized mesh model while preserving the original geometric specifications, such as that for surface continuity. Throughout the process of updating CAD surfaces, G2 continuity and G2 continuity matching are guaranteed."
The Refit tool in CAD Correct enables users, like stamping die designers, to easily adjust their CAD model to reflect hand-made modifications. Stamping die engineers at GM DAEWOO used this Rapidform XOR2 tool to cut five weeks from its die tryout and approval process. For a single vehicle, GM DAEWOO estimates that XOR2's CAD Correct function saved U.S. $5 million.
Rapidform XOV2/Verifier XOV2/Verifier is inspection processing software that provides a feature-based history with a 3D PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) interface that allows users to manage inspection data systematically and logically. According to Hur, "XOV2 will be the easiest point cloud inspection software, and yet, it will offer the most accurate and repeatable inspection results. It offers a unique blend of ease-of-use and performance that has been unavailable in the market."
About INUS Technology Inc. INUS Technology 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. For more information, please visit http://www.rapidform.com