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September 27, 2021
Artec 3D, developer and manufacturer of professional 3D hardware and software, makes available Artec Studio 16 (AS16), the newest iteration of its 3D scanning software, and Artec Cloud, a collaborative platform that allows users to access, view, comment on and process 3D scan data online. The integration of AS16 and Artec Cloud streamlines 3D project management. Users can upload and share 3D data with peers, leave comments, send photos, and have full conversations. With Artec Cloud, users can also process 3D scans in their browser from any location and from any computer, without technical limitations of their devices.
“Thanks to our major software releases, every year our professional 3D scanners are becoming faster and more powerful and therefore are capturing more data than ever,” says Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “Our development of industry-leading software solutions and AI-powered algorithms is critical for enabling the 3D scanning industry to reach new heights. The release of Artec Studio 16 and Artec Cloud equips users with unprecedented collaboration opportunities, flexible workflows, faster 3D data processing, and numerous feature-rich tools to meet any need.”
New Features for Inspection
Components and products can be inspected in AS16 and via a Control X integration. An uninterrupted scan-to-inspection workflow allows users to finish a scan, inspect a mesh or run inspection in CX from Artec Studio. Users can conduct batch CX inspections.
In Artec Studio’s own inspection tools, scan-to-CAD alignment is faster, and distance mapping measurement calculations on complex CAD models are generated faster. When working with primitives, users can now force constraints to further optimize quality inspection results. Precise point-to-plane measurement of perpendicular distances can be conducted with a few clicks, making it easy to calculate precise thicknesses or define external dimensions.
New Scan-to-CAD Tools
Tailored freeform primitives enable users to create custom-fitting primitives for curvilinear surfaces. Constraints ensure that primitives fit to your scan will snap into place and be ready for export, which can be done directly to SOLIDWORKS, without a plug-in. AS16 also features CAD-perfect sections from constructed planes, and a new torus primitive has been added for reverse engineering ring-shaped objects.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.