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Reverse Engineering
Rapidly Create CAD Models from Physical Objects

Traditionally, many industries use scanned 3D data as part of their design processes. In the past, this has required a time-consuming, and sometimes complicated process. Irregular shapes, in particular, required extensive reverse engineering so that they could be used for 3D printing, mold design, analysis, or other uses. NX allows you to bring the scanned data in as facets, so there's no need to map surfaces, create solids, or do any other manual shape creation. You can scan your data and immediately begin building supports for 3D printing, creating molds based on the shape, including it in an assembly, analyzing it, or performing any other operation that you would do with CAD data.
NX for Design

Industrial Design & Styling

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Experience NX Scan to Part. Easy scan to CAD workflow for reverse engineering.

Start designing with your free trial of NX Scan to Part, the software that utilizes reverse engineering tools to leverage imported scanned 3D data in your design process. In just minutes, you will be exploring how Scan to Part reduces design time with reverse engineering capabilities. Learn how Scan to Part allows designers to combine facets, surfaces and solids in a single 3D model, without requiring data translation.
Reverse Engineering is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution. Read more about these features below.
Convergent Technology

The first technology of its kind, Convergent Modeling ™ Technology allows designers to combine facets, surfaces, and solids in one model without converting data. This allows facet data to now be an equal part of the design process
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Import Scanned Data

Easily import and optimize scanned data. NX directly imports polygon facet data acquired by scanning physical objects. NX allows you to bring the scanned data in as facets, so there's no need to map surfaces, create solids, or do any other manual shape creation. You can scan your data and immediately begin building supports for 3D printing..