Affordable Reverse Engineering Software
Point Cloud is a reverse engineering software which offers the ability to reconstruct the geometry of an object from a point cloud that describes it.
Point Cloud can drape a surface over a point cloud or wrap a mesh around a point cloud. Draping a surface is similar to laying a piece of cloth over an object. The surface is deformed to take the shape of the object along the drape direction. A surface can be draped along one of the six orthogonal directions (top, bottom, front, back, right and left) or a custom user specified direction. Wrapping a mesh is similar to wrapping cloth all around an object to close it completely. Point Cloud has the ability to wrap a mesh around a concave or a convex point cloud.
Point Cloud saves data in the following file formats:
- OpenNURBS files (*.3dm)
- AutoCAD DWG files (*.dwg)
- AutoCAD DXF/DXB files (*.dxf)
- 3D Studio files (*.3ds)
- Stereolithography files (*.stl)
- Wavefront files (*.obj)
- SketchUp SKP files (*.skp)
- Visualization Toolkit VTK files (*.vtk)
Point Cloud is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. The tutorials can help you get started in the shortest possible time.
- Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for DWG DXF Converter running on the Microsoft Windows platform. Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends.
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Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
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Installation & Usage
Run the Point Cloud installer to install the software on your computer. Create a new file, import an existing point file and drape a surface or wrap a mesh around the point cloud. Truly, software made simple!
The Point Cloud software consists of the following menus:
The Point Could Menu
Point Cloud comes with detailed documentation for each menu as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The Point File Format
A Point file format is basically a text file containing the x, y and z coordinates of a point on each line. Usually the coordinates are stored in the XYZ order. However, points are sometimes stored in the YXZ order. This is common in survey data where the YXZ order is referred to Northing, Easting and Elevation. Sometimes each point in the point file has a point number and/or description. An example of a point file with points stored in the XYZ order and has point numbers and descriptions.
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Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.