Artec 3D, a world-renowned developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners and software, today announced the release of Artec Studio 17 (AS17), the new version of its award-winning 3D scanning software.
AS17 is a major breakthrough for the product, which features a host of innovative new tools and updates that promise enhanced functionality for quality control, reverse engineering, and digital special effects workflows, as well as increased speed and ease of use across the board.
This new edition has been designed with a focus on the user, with upgrades heavily driven by customer feedback. All users now have full automatic access to the latest version, while a 30-day trial version is available for free.
"Our customers have spoken, and we have listened to them. User feedback has played a major role in the development of Artec Studio 17, and we are confident that this product will excite everyone who works with high-precision 3D data," said Artyom Yukhin, President and CEO of Artec 3D. We are proud of our cutting-edge software solutions but also very grateful to our strong customer base. That's why we invest a lot of resources in the development, refinement and delivery of products for them. We look forward to seeing the reactions and creations of our users."
State-of-the-art quality control: metrological accuracy thanks to new scan-to-CAD tools and manual target control
Users can enjoy high accuracy and simplified quality control processes with the latest set of scan-to-CAD features and tools directly in Artec Studio. Reference alignment allows metrology professionals to align meshes and CAD models using key geometric functions with just a few clicks, ensuring that there are no slight variations due to misalignment.
When it comes to scan workflows that use reference objects for recording data, users now have improved manual control in Artec Studio. They can individually select objects such as spheres or checkerboard targets, make measurements between any of these objects, or exclude them from recording if necessary. What's more, users can now import multiple reference target clouds into the workspace and choose which ones to use for tracking.
Revolutionary reverse engineering: one-click automatic scan-to-CAD conversions and Boolean operations
With new features in Artec Studio 17, engineers can scan an object and reverse engineer it in a single piece of software, simplifying design and manufacturing workflows. The innovative Automatic Surface tool enables the one-click conversion of complex organic shapes into solid CAD models, while the addition of Boolean operations makes it possible to modify models with CAD entities and meshes using the Union, Subtraction, and Intersection tools to create products such as custom molds and packaging.
A number of new updates offer increased efficiency:
Independent CAD shapes – simple creation, resizing , and repositioning of primitive solid shapes in any part of your mesh.
Constraints 2.0 – Save, modify, and redefine the conditions and relationships specified for each primitive at any time and set new constraints on those you imposed in previous sessions.
Mesh splitting – quickly and accurately divide your mesh into manageable pieces using a pre-adjusted plane, for later 3D printing.
Enhanced Segment Brush – easily and dynamically change the size of the selected area using the Segmentation Sensitivity slider.
From image to perfect geometry: Make photo texturing easier with photo viewing mode and algorithm-powered segmentation
Artec Studio's all-new photo viewing mode for applying high-resolution photos to high-precision scans will fine-tune the process of creating professional 3D models with the perfect texture for digital special effects.
Users can now easily preview the photos, see how they fit into the model's geometry, and remove any faulty, overexposed, or poorly lit images. Thanks to the introduction of the new photo texturing algorithm, images are automatically sorted and divided into groups: by size, camera type, or focal length, allowing for simple individual recording.
Next-generation UI and UX: faster, smarter, and more efficient scanning and processing
A wide range of user-centric UI and UX enhancements promise to transform 3D workflows, including:
Faster data – the algorithm update provides 1.5x faster HD data for the Leo scanner, so users can focus on important tasks.
Faster rebuild – the new GPU optimizer automatically tweaks the user's HD Mode settings to speed up the reconstruction of HD data from Leo or Eva.
Merge update – processing is now 10% faster and consumes 30% less memory.