There is no doubt that if we are to see a more widespread use of 3D printing within homes, businesses and institutions of education, 3D modeling will need to continue to improve. There are several companies out there working to further the development of 3D CAD and CAM software, making it simpler, more user friendly, and more powerful.
One such company is MecSoft, a global leader within the market for CAM and CAD software. Headquartered in Irvine California, the company has announced this weekend the upcoming release of their new Rhino3DPRINT 2015 software.
The new software is a plugin for the Rhinoceros 5.0 3D CAD system, which is one of the more popular and versatile 3D modeling software programs on the market. Rhino3DPRINT 2015 offers easy, automated tools which will prepare your 3D data for printing. Users can work with data from virtually any input source including scanners, digitizers, bitmaps, point clouds, and more.
“With the launch of this new product, MecSoft is redefining CAM by offering solutions to target both Additive and Subtractive manufacturing”, stated Joe Anand, President and CEO of MecSoft Corporation. “As we see both of these manufacturing technologies increasingly start to coexist in shops across the world, MecSoft is uniquely positioned to offer solutions to meet the requirements of such customers.”
Below you will find some of the features included within MecSoft’s latest software:
- Browser-based User Interface – Easily access all available tools using a simple and familiar ribbon UI.
- Point Cloud Processing – Create meshes from point clouds in a breeze.
- Boolean Operations – Quickly perform various Boolean operations such as Union, Subtraction and Intersection between mesh solids.
- 3D Printing Functions – Run an analysis prior to printing, while fitting a 3D model to a specific print volume.
- Mesh Inspection – Evaluate the smoothness of a model using techniques such as curvature & reflection line analysis.
- Mesh Reduction – Significantly reduce the number of triangles within a model, while maintaining the same basic shape.
- Mesh Healing – Automate the healing and analysis of holes within a mesh.
- Mesh Refinement – Refine a given mesh for 3D printing.
- Mesh Smoothing – Smooth meshes of chaotic models, to make them easily printable
- Mesh Offsetting – Easily offset objects within a model by uniform distances.
- Mesh Shelling – Split and then cap two offset models to create shells.
- Mesh Slicing – Create specific curvatures via a slicing tool.
- Mesh Analysis & Repair – Repair issues you may have when 3D printing by analyzing meshes for problem areas.
- Mesh Hulling – Create ‘gift wrap’ meshes using convex hulls.
Additional information on this software, which will officially launch on Monday the 15th of December, can be found at the Rhino3DPRINT website. Let us know if you have used this latest software from MecSoft. Discuss in the Rhino3DPRINT 2015 forum thread on 3DPB.com.