Learn the basics of reverse engineering. Discover how to use physical measurement, 3D scanning, and touch probes to measure real-world objects and work with them in your CAD tool of choice.
- Let's face it, reverse engineering is an extremely expansive topic. In this course we'll focus on discovering how real world objects were designed and how to recreate what was once made, even then the original drawings are no longer available. Through the use of hand tools, digital scanners and touch probes we can quickly capture the size and shape of existing objects. This data can then be put into a CAD system and recreated as a digital model.
From there we can begin the manufacturing process. Oftentimes the tools that were used to measure the original parts are used to help make the new parts. Once the parts are manufactured we can use the same tools to help us verify the final parts are correct. I'm Steven Marjieh. Please join me on LinkedIn Learning to learn the foundations of reverse engineering.
- Where is reverse engineering applied?
- Using standard hand tools
- Nondestructive ways to create highly accurate representations of parts
- Getting accurate measurements with calipers and micrometers
- Setting up, capturing, and cleaning up scans
- Importing and parsing the STL
- Importing CAD data as STL
- 3D printing