Simpleware and Polygonica collaborate on new software release
EXETER & SHEFFIELD, April 8, 2014
Simpleware, provider of world-leading 3D image to model software, are set to collaborate on a future release
with MachineWorks, a global company offering polygon mesh software solutions. Simpleware will integrate MachineWorks’ Polygonica mesh processing libraries into its +CAD module, an extension of its core image processing software ScanIP.
Simpleware +CAD provides a straightforward method for the import, interactive positioning and integration of CAD models with image data. The resulting meshes can be exported as multi-part CAD models, or using Simpleware’s +FE module, converted into multi-part volume meshes for physics-based simulation. The new release of the +CAD module will be enhanced by the incorporation of solid mesh healing and fast, robust Boolean operations on STLs from MachineWorks’ Polygonica API.
Dr Philippe Young, Managing Director of Simpleware, explained that “the Polygonica collaboration will help to improve the functionality of our software. We’re looking forward to increasing the range of options available for our customers when working with image data and CAD files.”
Dr David Knight, Sales Manager at MachineWorks Ltd., also commented that "we are very pleased that Simpleware have selected Polygonica to provide advanced mesh processing capabilities for their +CAD module. This serves to demonstrate the power and flexibility of our polygon modelling kernel.”
Simpleware and Polygonica will both be exhibiting at the Engineering Simulation Show at the Derby Roundhouse on the 23rd of April. Both teams will be available to talk visitors through the new functionality, and how they can use Simpleware software to aid in bridging scan data with CAD, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and 3D printing.
Simpleware develops industry-leading software solutions for the conversion of 3D images (MRI, CT, Micro-CT…) into high quality models for Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), CAD and 3D printing. Simpleware software is being used by engineers and researchers in a variety of fields including: Implant Design and Biomedical Engineering, Materials Research, Geosciences, Oil & Gas Exploration, Industrial Reverse Engineering, and Natural Sciences.
Simpleware software is based on proprietary technology that bridges scan data with CAD design packages and physics-based solvers. The quality of the image processing and mesh generation tools available with the software enables models to be created in a fraction of the time taken with other programs.
For more information on Simpleware software and services, visit:
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 20 years of development providing automatic, fast and robust Boolean operations. Other algorithms in Polygonica allow solid healing, simplification, slicing, sectioning and spun profile calculation.
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.
This April, meet the Polygonica team at:
AMUG in Tucson, USA from the 6th-10th of April
SIMTOS in Seoul, South Korea from the 9th-13th April
Develop3D Live in Warwick, United Kingdom on the 15th of April
Engineering Simulation Show in Derby, United Kingdom on the 23rd of April