The development and testing teams here at MachineWorks have been working hard to complete the full release of Polygonica 1.3, which we’ll be sending out to our customers and partners later today. We’re also very grateful to those who helped shaped the product with early alpha and beta release testing and feedback.
This release contains a host of new and enhanced mesh processing technology. Making their debut in Polygonica are feature recognition: the ability to detect geometrical shapes within polygon meshes; calculating the shortest path between two points on a surface; automatic removal of small features and meshing of point clouds.
Some of the most important advances have been made to existing algorithms. For example, the long standing and commercially proven Boolean engine benefits from new compression technology allowing Boolean operations on much larger meshes, important for customers in areas such as mining and digital content creation. Mesh offsetting can now be applied to open surface meshes – shell thickening - as well as closed manifolds. We have also improved the mechanisms for transferring mesh data between Polygonica and application data structures.
So all in all, it’s been a busy few months but there’s no rest for the team as they still need to get the next major MachineWorks release – 7.4 – out in time for Christmas.