Artec 3D has announced the availability of Artec Studio 15, the latest version of its award-winning software. – For CGI artists, enhanced color reproduction and model-to-model texture transfers will make creating life-like models even easier. In addition, boosted algorithms will ensure maximum accuracy and speed when scanning with Artec’s handheld, long-range and desktop scanners.
“We’ve been told by customers that with every new Artec Studio release it is like receiving an upgraded scanner, which is something we are extremely proud of,” said Artyom Yukhin, president, and CEO of Artec 3D. “Our advancements in 3D scanning algorithms help us outpace the industry in accuracy, speed and usability, while our growing number of features save users of all skill levels time. This year’s Scan-to-CAD features will create a huge leap in productivity for users conducting reverse engineering and inspection tasks.”
Enhanced User Experience
An array of new features and upgrades that boost accuracy and speed. New customer groups can now be created in Artec Studio 15, allowing users to work with multiple sets of data at the same time and organized them in customer folders. New automated workflows, including boosted autopilot and more advanced auto-align functionality that is 2x quicker, next-generation texture registration, and faster project loading that now revolves around each scan having a dedicated CPU, will increase user productivity. A visually redesigned workspace and customizable interface allows users to tailor the software to their preferences.
While speed and accuracy have increased across all Artec’s scanners with Studio 15, the smart scanning mode for the Micro desktop scanners is a game changer. Scans can be captured twice as fast as if done manually. By calculating the most effective scanning path, Smart Scanning Mode captures the optimal quantity of surfaces, using the least number of frames, to achieve fully automatic, ultra-high-resolution scans.
New Quality Control Features
Users can now conduct quick quality control operations within Artec Studio by aligning scans to imported CAD models, including .step, .iges and .x_t formats. Fast surface distance map comparisons and micron-accurate measurements of all created 3D models allow for easy identification of inconsistencies between scan and CAD model. Scans can also be fitted with CAD primitives, such as spheres, cones, planes and cylinders. This allows for highly accurate measurements to be taken between actual scans and these simple geometrical shapes. For more complex processes and tools, users can export to any full package inspection software, such as Geomagic Control X.
Boosted Reverse Engineering Functionality
Artec Studio’s CAD primitives also streamline workflows for reverse engineering. After a scan is completed, primitives can be used to extract key geometrical data in a CAD format which can be immediately used in SOLIDWORKS or other CAD software. In addition, Artec Studio 15’s Precise Positioning features lets users position models in the world coordinate system. Correctly positioned models with primitives aligned to the scan data can be exported as popular CAD formats for an easy transition directly into SOLIDWORKS, Geomagic Design X and other CAD software.
Vivid Textures for CGI and more
With Artec Studio 15, users can rest assured that color will be captured and displayed correctly thanks to multiple automated features. Without manually predefining the area of application, the software filters out unwanted color data from behind an object. The strength of this feature can be adjusted using the suppression level slider. Refined algorithms search across multiple scans for correct color substitutes. This feature works similarly to the popular Glare Reduction tool. Another time-saving feature is model-to-model texture transfer. Users can clone textures from existing models and transfer them directly to new models.
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