The word “innovation” invokes expectations of something wondrous and never before seen. Within the 3D realm it is a term bandied about often whether as a verb or a noun, and undeniably, we are seeing a multitude of new creations around the world—many of them admittedly mind-blowing. But it’s also extremely helpful when we are able to innovate and experience convenience at the same time. Having the security of knowing your 3D design is viable offers great peace of mind, and especially for designers and engineers who may be embroiled in serious work projects.
Offering both innovation and convenience to those designing in 3D is what both Thor3D and DreamT&S specialize in, and internationally so. Thor3D is a 3D imaging company founded in Russia in 2015 (by former employees of Artec 3D), and DreamT&S of South Korea is known for their engineering and software development.
Now, the Russian and Korean teams come together to offer a powerful collaboration as DreamT&S releases their PointShape Inspector, which offers the following features:
- Alignment – manual, automatic, and selection types can register CAD and Scan data
- Measurement – there are numerous ways available to measure items such as the distance between two points, distance of point to plane and axis and angle, as well as radius, area, and volume measurements
- Point (grid) deviation – allows the user to check for deviation on all points
- Whole deviation – enables users to check for deviation between CAD and Scan data
- CAD to mesh – offers mesh tessellation, mesh optimization, and fix functions
- Report & screen shot function – allows users the ability to publish complete documentation of inspection results
“PointShape Inspector allows [users] to import all major CAD programs raw data such as Siemens NX, CATIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER, and it certainly reduces man-day and cost by simple workflow, user friendly interface, and precise calculation,” states the PointShape website. “The PointShape Inspector functions of Whole Deviation, Section Deviation, Point Deviation, Measurement, GD&T Information, and Report have been developed for any CAD engineers to easily approach and instantly use.”
Appealing to the industrial market, DreamT&S has been a player in the 3D scanning market, previously known for their development of PointShape Advanced, an application for basic 3D scanning and analyzing of projects with large data sets like factories or complex infrastructure work. The PointShape Advanced software could pinpoint intricate details in large facilities as well as the groundwork for future roadways—offering convenience to users—often engineers.
In February, DreamT&S began expanding to offer inspection software. They realized that a partnership would also be beneficial with a company like Thor3D, manufacturer of the Drake scanner—a device we’ve reported on multiple times. The two products can be purchased as a bundle, with users enjoying the ease of scanning and digitizing, and then using the inspection software to check deviations. The process is fast and efficient.
The two companies are offering a five percent discount to users who purchase both products together. Discuss in the Partnership forum at 3DPB.com.
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