A complete array of tools for point cloud processing and meshing are now part of the Polygonica Software Suite. 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 offers great flexibility in manipulating point cloud data and users have 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" says Dr Fenqiang Lin, Managing Director of MachineWorks.
Polygonica 2.0 also contains a new algorithm for remeshing. 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.