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3D Scanning: From Mesh to Model

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Learn how to go from a 3D scan to an optimized model that fits into nearly any product design workflow.


  • Go from 3D scan to CAD model
  • Tools and cost discussion
1. What Is 3D Scanning?
  • What is 3D scanning?
  • Resolution vs. accuracy
  • Hobbyist vs. professional scanners
  • Uses for 3D scanning: Reverse engineer
  • Uses for 3D scanning: Organic
  • 3D scanning can blend both uses
2. What Is Reverse Engineering?
  • What is reverse engineering?
  • Case study: Automotive
  • Case study: Consumer product
  • Case study: Medical prosthetics
  • Tools for reverse engineering
  • Accuracy addendum
3. How to Approach Reverse Engineering Projects
  • What is your role and goal for RE?
  • Don't forget there are professionals
  • Metrology and Micro-CT awareness
4. Acquiring 3D Scans: Inexpensively
  • Scans using photogrammetry
  • Photogrammetry products
  • Photogrammetry tips for success
  • Photogrammetry issues may not be bad
  • Leveling up your photogrammetry game
5. Acquiring 3D Scans: Professional Tools
  • Scans with Artec structured light
  • Artec scanning workflow
  • Cleaning up and aligning scans
  • Meshing and evaluation of mesh
  • Artec techniques
6. Post-Processing Scans
  • Introduction to the free tool Meshmixer
  • Smoothing
  • Hole filling
  • Advanced mesh repair
  • Aligning for RE, part 1
  • Aligning for RE, part 2
  • Mesh reduction for CAD import
7. Reverse Engineering Done Inexpensively
  • Introduction to Instant Meshes
  • Processing OBJ files with Instant Meshes
  • Reverse engineering workflow guidelines
  • From Instant Meshes to Fusion 360
  • Importing quad models into Fusion 360
  • Convert and repair for solidity
  • What the resulting model looks like
8. Reverse Engineering Using Fusion 360: Mesh Sections
  • Fusion 360 for reverse engineering
  • Importing STL files and aligning
  • Creating mesh sections
  • Fitting curves to mesh sections
  • Evaluating curve tolerances
  • Reverse engineering: Example
9. Reverse Engineering Using Fusion 360: Sculpt Objects
  • Importing STL models and aligning
  • Sculpt face snapping introduction
  • Choices for retopology: Lines or full
  • Converting to solid model
  • Comparing to the original scan
  • Conclusion and next steps

Taught by

Nick Kloski


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