Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the process by which a man-made object is deconstructed to reveal its designs or to extract knowledge from the object; similar to scientific research, the only difference being that scientific research is about a natural phenomenon.
There are many reasons for performing reverse engineering in various fields. Reverse engineering has its origins in the analysis of hardware for commercial or military advantage. However, the reverse engineering process in itself is not concerned with creating a copy or changing the artifact in some way; it is only an analysis in order to deduce design features from products with little or no additional knowledge about the procedures involved in their original production. In some cases, the goal of the reverse engineering process can simply be a redocumentation of legacy systems. Even when the product reverse engineered is that of a competitor, the goal may not be to copy them, but to perform competitor analysis. Reverse engineering may also be used to create interoperable products and despite some narrowly tailored United States and European Union legislation, the legality of using specific reverse engineering techniques for this purpose has been hotly contested in courts worldwide for more than two decades.
Point Cloud Data (3D SCAN) to CAD Model Conversion:
Point cloud data conversion refers to the process of converting point cloud data from one format to another. Point clouds are collections of points in three-dimensional space that are used to represent the shape and geometry of physical objects.
Scan-to-BIM (or point cloud to BIM) is the process of capturing and illustrating high density point clouds of a landscape, structure or site to create a 3D BIM model.
Accurate 3D scanners enable reverse engineering, allowing engineers to leverage accurate 3D measurement data to reproduce objects as they were first manufactured. High-tech 3D scanning for reverse engineering is a technology that captures the 3D data of objects by using lasers or structured lights, from which you can obtain information about their shapes and dimensions.
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