Reverse engineering can be intuitive
XTract3D makes CAD modeling from 3D scan data a simple, straightforward process.
Back to Basics
We all know building parametric CAD models can be a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. XTract3D is an add-in for SOLIDWORKS, giving you powerful cross-sectioning tools to sketch CAD models based on 3D scan data (scan-to-CAD). Our approach reflects how most professionals tackle reverse engineering projects every day. Reverse engineering is about to get a whole lot simpler for creating prismatic and organic parts.
Use existing knowledge to your advantage instead of reinventing the wheel. Use scan data of existing parts as a reference for product design. It saves R&D cost and shortens the design cycle.
XTract3D has all the slicing, fitting, and snapping tools you need to easily trace right on top of 2D cross sections of scan data. Build a solid CAD foundation that makes everything happening downstream stable.
Creating a CAD model with XTract3D mirrors how you would construct it if you have to do it from scratch. It builds on what you already know with SOLIDWORKS without having to learn any new tools or methodologies.
Less is more
Many reverse engineering software have complicated tools that are difficult to use and/or automated features that only work on limited projects.
Often, they don’t work very well in real world scenarios and produce inconsistent results.
We focus on a robust method to reverse engineering by giving you a basic toolset to solve a wide range of applications—from basic to complex parts.
You have complete control over how you manually sketch features and elements. It’s not fancy. But it’s simple and it works.
Handle high resolution scan data with ease
Use dense scan data as a visual guide for sketching CAD models in SOLIDWORKS with no lagging issues, as you turn it off and on. XTract3D lets you build solid features quickly and easily for a smooth, uninterrupted experience. It works well even when you are sketching features from 3D meshes with tens of millions of polygons. XTract3D was built specifically to handle a variety of reverse engineering and design projects, from simple 2D sketches to complex 3D surfaces.
Desktop Engineering Selects XTract3D as Editor’s Pick
“One XTract3D characteristic is a pleasant surprise: Simplicity. It isn’t loaded with features that make doing the job complicated. It’s not like your word processor’s toolbar with a clutter of universally understood icons that you have no idea about what they do. It simply has the small set of tools that you need to sketch out a solid from 2D cross-sections of scanned data to create a stable model that’s ready for SOLIDWORKS.”
Anthony J. LockwoodEditor at Large, Digital Engineering