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How Delcam PowerShape 2010 Can Handle Solids, Surfaces And Mesh Data


What is Tribrid Modelling?




Tribrid modelling is a term coined by Delcam, the developer of PowerShape, to describe the combination of three types of geometry: solids, surfaces and mesh data. PowerShape can create and edit all three types of geometry using the same tools and workflows, allowing users to work with any kind of data they encounter. For example, users can import mesh data from reverse engineering or artistic software, such as Delcams ArtCAM, and use it as a reference or a base for creating solid or surface models. Users can also convert between different types of geometry as needed, such as creating surfaces from meshes or solids from surfaces.




How Delcam PowerShape 2010 can handle solids, surfaces and mesh data



What are the advantages of Tribrid Modelling?




Tribrid modelling offers several advantages for users who need to create complex and high-quality models for manufacturing. Some of these advantages are:


  • Flexibility: Users can work with any kind of data they receive from customers or suppliers, without worrying about compatibility or quality issues. Users can also choose the best type of geometry for each part of the model, depending on the design intent and the manufacturing process.



  • Efficiency: Users can save time and effort by using the same tools and workflows for different types of geometry. Users can also reuse existing geometry from other sources, such as mesh data from reverse engineering or artistic software, or solid models from other CAD systems.



  • Creativity: Users can explore different design options and variations by combining different types of geometry in a single model. Users can also create organic and freeform shapes using mesh data or surface modelling techniques.



What are some of the new features in PowerShape 2010?




PowerShape 2010 introduces some new features and enhancements that improve the usability and performance of the software. Some of these features are:


  • Newer Parasolid version: PowerShape 2010 uses Parasolid version 31.0.228, which is one of the most robust and reliable modelling kernels on the market. This improves the stability and accuracy of the software, as well as the compatibility with other CAD/CAM systems that use Parasolid.



  • Selecting surfaces by colour: Users can select all the surfaces of a model that have the same colour, representing the same material, using the Ctrl+Shift+Alt shortcut. This makes it easier to apply operations or properties to specific parts of the model.



  • Spun profiles: The number of spans generated when creating a spun profile is reduced, giving a more aesthetically pleasing result. A spun profile is a curve that is rotated around an axis to create a surface.



  • Selection information: When using the Selection Information dialog, users can now display the total area of multiple selected objects. Previously, area was displayed only for individual selected objects. This helps users to measure and compare different parts of the model.



Conclusion




PowerShape 2010 is a powerful CAD/CAM software that can handle solids, surfaces and mesh data in a single environment. It offers users flexibility, efficiency and creativity in creating complex and high-quality models for manufacturing. It also introduces some new features and enhancements that improve the usability and performance of the software. If you are interested in learning more about PowerShape 2010, you can visit this article, this page, or this video tutorial 04f6b60f66


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