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Modeling from measured points


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Ok, I have a disk shaped object that is not flat, its got some curves on it (but its still axisymmetric around the axis of rotation). I have measured it using a probe on our cnc lathe and I have files with the points describing the front and back surfaces of it. I need to model this part. My first instinct is to use these points to make datum curves then create a revolve feature using these curves. Is this fesible? Is it the best way?

What format do the measurement files need to be in to be recognized by pro?




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The Reverse engineering package provided with Pro/E wildfire release is designed to take point data, create and STL shpe from the point data and the fit a surface to the stl shape. if you do not have this package you can still find a third party program to make an stl file from your 3d point data. bring the stl file into pro/E. you can section and do some surface analysis on the facet feature you get from the stl data. use this info to build your surface