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Update: nPower Software Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE version 5 for SOLIDWORKS® Now Available

Update: nPower Software Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE version 5 for SOLIDWORKS® Now Available

This update to Power Surfacing and Power Surfacing RE brings patent pending new features and big improvements in productivity and usability.

San Diego, July 19, 2018 – nPower Software / IntegrityWare, Inc announces the release of version 5 of its award winning products – Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE for SOLIDWORKS®. Version 5 is a significant upgrade, with patent pending new features and improvements to greatly improve productivity and usability.

With new patent pending technology, version 5 makes Power Surfacing RE a powerful, unmatched tool for reverse engineering scanned meshes, sculpted meshes (like ZBrush), and SOLIDWORKS® geometry. The 5.0 version automates many of the most difficult reverse engineering operations to simplify the design work flow. Patented shrink wrap technology also provides unparalleled accuracy while minimizing the model overhead. Here are some of the major Power Surfacing RE new features that will greatly improve reverse engineering productivity.

  • Automated scanned mesh conversion
  • Superior accuracy with Shrink Wrap technology
  • Follows curvature and mesh flow lines
  • Powerful, automated mesh cleanup
  • Intelligently captures geometric detail
  • Topology optimization conversion

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Image above – Shrink wrap control of detail accuracy (bottom row, with increasing detail from left to right)

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Top left – scanned model, Top right – Auto Quad Wrap, Bottom left – surface breakdown (converted), Bottom right – converted SOLIDWORKS model

Power Surfacing is the premier industrial design solution for SOLIDWORKS®. Version 5.0 of Power Surfacing makes further improvements in an already extremely easy to use and powerful product. Improvements in assembly management, constraining to 2D & 3D sketches, UI, network licensing, etc. make Power Surfacing 5.0 more efficient and even easier to use in creating and modifying complex / beautiful surface geometry. The new assembly features provide for greater flexibility in handling various work flows to meet a wide range of customer requirements. Constraining to 2D & 3D sketches provides for greater parametric capabilities and more streamlined design (see video showing constraining to sketches). The bottom line is that the 5.0 version enables customers to get their industrial design work done faster and easier.

Power Surfacing / Power Surfacing RE are tightly integrated within SOLIDWORKS®, and the objects they create live within the SOLIDWORKS® feature tree just like typical SOLIDWORKS® features. Many other additional features (and videos) can be found on the Power Surfacing and Power Surfacing RE web pages.

Power Surfacing RE is an add-in reverse envineering (RE) product for SOLIDWORKS® 3D design software that significantly improves the process for reverse engineering scanned meshes, other mesh data, and SOLIDWORKS® geometry within SOLIDWORKS®. Power Surfacing RE is the industry leading solution for reverse engineering organic meshes. It provides extremely accurate conversion of even the largest of scanned meshes; it is fast and efficient, creating light weight models out of extremely complex scans. If you need to convert complex, difficult scanned data into SOLIDWORKS® geometry, Power Surfacing RE is the ideal solution.

Power Surfacing RE is built on top of the award winning Power Surfacing product. Power Surfacing is a subdivision surface (SubD) based organic modeling tool for SOLIDWORKS®. Power Surfacing creates fully compatible SOLIDWORKS® surfaces and solids that support all of the powerful SOLIDWORKS® commands that you use on native SOLIDWORKS® geometry. With its tight integration inside of SOLIDWORKS®, and its rich and powerful feature set, Power Surfacing has become the tool of choice for industrial designers who want to quickly generate beautiful designs that can easily be turned into manufactured solutions.

nPowerSoftware is a certified SOLIDWORKS® Gold Partner.

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Posted by Kim Sternisha