MachineWorks Ltd, a manufacturer of component technology for processing polygon meshes based in Sheffield, UK, is showcasing its Polygonica 2.0 software at this year’s formnext exhibition, November 15-18, Frankfurt, Germany, booth 3.1 F-90.
The Polygonica Software Suite includes a complete array of tools for point cloud processing and meshing. 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 size of point clouds, normal calculation and last but not least meshing of any part of the point cloud for further processing. Polygonica is said to offer great flexibility in manipulating point cloud data with users having 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” stated Dr Fenqiang Lin, Managing Director of MachineWorks.
Polygonica 2.0 also contains a new algorithm for re-meshing. 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).
Other functions in the newest release are related to further development on geodesic paths, collision detection, and handling open solids.