The Mesh module

Polygon meshes comprise the initial data of 3D surface scanners, as used in reverse engineering. hyperMILL® Mesh (formerly hyperCAD®-S Mesh) is a module that allows meshes to be quickly prepared for CAM programming and NC milling.

Some of the diverse uses of 3D surface scanners include forged and cast parts, clay models and moulds. 3D scanners offer precise, high-resolution, full views of 3D objects, generally with a large amount of data.

Preparing meshes for milling

The main task of the CAM programmer is to prepare meshes in such a way that a perfect basis for milling is created very quickly. To achieve optimal milling results, any mesh deviations must be repaired immediately. It may also be necessary to perform metrological analyses and checks. hyperMILL® Mesh provides the CAM programmer with numerous functions to help them conveniently prepare meshes for milling.

hyperMILL® Mesh Functions

Smooth meshes

This function removes mesh elements that deviate greatly from a series of measurements.

Decimate meshes

This function allows the mesh density to be reduced while retaining the geometry properties. The reduced data volume improves the model calculation.

Fill mesh areas

This provides a simple and convenient way to close holes in meshes.

Separate mesh clusters

This function makes it possible to delete triangles that are not connected.

Mesh from faces

A mesh can be generated from faces, open or closed solids.

Split meshes

Mesh elements can be split using a planar entity. All of the cut triangles are regenerated to ensure that a smooth cut is achieved.

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