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Reverse Engineering Tool Integrates into SolidWorks

By DE Editors

Reverse Engineering Tool Integrate into SolidWorks
A physical stamped sheet-metal part.

ReverseEngineering.com (La Jolla, CA) has released ReSpect, a feature-based, Go/No-Go, reverse engineering and inspection toolset for SolidWorks 2009. ReSpect enables engineers and designers to capture and measure data from existing parts while working directly within the SolidWorks environment. ReSpect is designed specifically to support GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing applications), making it optimized for MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) operations.

ReSpect is designed for feature measurement, inspection, and CAD-to-part comparison directly in SolidWorks using point data generated by 3D scanners and portable CMMs, laser trackers, and laser scanners from such manufacturers as as Faro, Metris, Romer, MicroScribe, and 3D Creator. (Support for traditional CMMs will be available shortly, according to a company spokesperson.) Because it allows you to measure and digitize directly into SolidWorks, translation noise and traditional data translation repair operations are minimized and the costs of a dedicated translator eliminated.

Reverse Engineering Tool Integrate into SolidWorks
The sheet-metal part was scanned and brought into SolidWorks, and the Surface is ready to be measured with ReSpect from ReverseEngineering.com in SolidWorks directly.

“During the digitizing process, physical data can be used to compare the digital information to an existing model,” said Braxton Carter, chief technology officer, ReverseEngineering.com, in a press statement. “ReSpect aligns the real-time scan session to your part, and instantly lets you check a prototype, or analyze assembly fit problems, and then update your SolidWorks design simultaneously.”

ReSpect gives you the ability to scan millions of points and create lock plane and radial profiles for inspection with user-defined plane tolerancing. It also offers an on-demand scan data database that can be accessed at any time and modified. ReSpect offers pull-down menu, toolbar, and command manager integration that, says the company, provide an efficient user interface for measurement. Additional features and capabilities include repeat part datum alignment; simple Go/No-Go measurements displayed with Property Page Manager for quick feature measurement result; and CAD system Feature Tree Management for organizing measured and nominal data.

Reverse Engineering Tool Integrate into SolidWorks
The ReSpect toolset from ReverseEngineering.com can measure the distance between a plane and a point from inside of SolidWorks.

“Because of this unique OEM integration to the SolidWorks interface,” adds Carter, “engineers are more productive and experience a complete harmony between the movement of the CMM, the mouse, and SolidWorks.”

ReSpect is available bundled with an OEM seat of SolidWorks or as a plug-in for existing seats of SolidWorks. Pricing for the ReSpect bundle is $7,995, which includes SolidWorks Basic and subscription service. The price for engineers who already have a SolidWorks license is $3,995. In addition to a PCCM, other minimum specifications include a Windows XP or Vista workstation with 2GB RAM and 512MB video RAM with OpenGL compatibility.

Reverse Engineering Tool Integrate into SolidWorks
ReverseEngineering.com’s ReSpect being used to measuring a rectangle direct in SolidWorks.


For full details, go to ReverseEngineering.com.

See a minute-plus video demonstration of ReSpect.

Sign-up to schedule a private web-based demo of ReSpect.

Download the ReSpect brochure.

Read why DE’s editors chose ReSpect as a Pick of the Week.

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