Polygonica Software point cloud offering explained at formnext 2016


Polygonica Software point cloud offering explained at formnext 2016

SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom, November 15, 2016 – MachineWorks Ltd, a world leading manufacturer of component technology for processing polygon meshes will be showcasing Polygonica 2.0 including the new range of point cloud functionality, in Hall 3.1, stand F-90 from the 15th to the 8th of November at formnext powered by tct in Frankfurt, Germany.


A complete array of tools for point cloud processing and meshing are now part of the Polygonica Software Suite.  Users can operate interactively and manipulate point cloud data according to the results on-the-fly.

Some of the new point cloud features include registration for aligning data sets from different scans, filtering to automatically remove outliers, smoothing for noise removing, sampling to reduce the sizeof point clouds, normal calculation and last but not leas t meshing of any part of the point cloud for further processing.

Polygonica offers great flexibility in manipulating point cloud data and users have infinite variations in which operations they apply to different sets of data.

“3D scanning is now common place and point clouds are at the heart of it. The potential for this exciting technology is tremendous and we will continue to focus our efforts on this area of development.  It is only a natural step for our powerful solid mesh processing capabilities to be applied to the end result of point cloud processing” says Dr Fenqiang Lin, Managing Director of MachineWorks.

Polygonica 2.0 also contains a new algorithm for remeshing. Thanks to this, the quality of the mesh is improved without disrupting the original shape and topology of the model. Regular faceting with similar shape triangles is a highly desirable feature in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) or Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

A sneaky peek of the new features are:

The new remeshing API provides a way to modify the shape and size of the polygons representing a solid, while maintaining the overall shape and topology of the solid, in other words, altering the geometry to improve the quality of the solid. The aim of remeshing is to make more regular faceting, a highly desirable quality for algorithms used in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) or Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Other functions in the newest release are related to further development on geodesic paths, collision detection, and handling open solids.

About Polygonica
Polygonica is a solid modelling software toolkit for processing polygon meshes. Built on MachineWorks' core engines, Polygonica's unique polygonal modelling technology takes advantage of 22 years of development providing automatic, fast and robust Boolean operations. Other algorithms in Polygonica allow solid healing, remeshing, simplification, offsetting and point cloud manipulation.

Polygonica has a wide range of applications such as CFD/FEA meshing, CAD/CAM/CAE, additive manufacturing where there is a requirement to repair defective models with vast numbers of polygons, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, 3D movies and gaming, geo-exploring, urban modelling and other 3D digital applications.


About MachineWorks
MachineWorks Software offers simulation and verification solutions for any type of CNC machining.

Originally developed in 1994, MachineWorks’ libraries are integrated by leading software and hardware manufacturers across the world looking for simulation of material removal and collision and gouge detection.

Leading CAM software suppliers, CNC Controller and CNC Machine Tool manufacturers from across the world integrate MachineWorks’ industry-proven APIs into their software applications in order to create systems with complex simulation, real-time verification and look ahead collision detection in the full machine environment.

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