3 days
Classroom or Private


The objective of this 3-day training is to enable metrology operators, technicians, engineers, and designers, who have little or no knowledge of the PolyWorks® Metrology Suite, to reverse engineer parts using tools found in PolyWorks|Modeler™. More specifically, it covers the key concepts of basic polygonal model editing, parametric sketching, and NURBS surfacing.



  • Trainees must have basic knowledge of metrology.
  • Trainees must have basic computer skills (Windows operating systems).


  • Manage files and navigate through the PolyWorks® interface
  • Obtain part data and position the polygonal model
  • Edit the polygonal model
  • Model prismatic shapes using sketching tools
  • Model freeform shapes using NURBS surfacing tools

Manage files and navigate through the PolyWorks® interface

  • Navigate through the PolyWorks Workspace manager interface
  • Create and save a workspace
  • Navigate through the PolyWorks|Inspector and PolyWorks|Modeler interfaces
  • Create and save PolyWorks|Inspector and PolyWorks|Modeler projects
  • Define the steps of a typical reverse-engineering workflow


Obtain part data and position the polygonal model

  • Connect to a device
  • Scan a polygonal model using quality metrics
  • Acquire data in different device positions
  • Create a unified polygonal model
  • Extract key features on the polygonal model
  • Position the polygonal model with respect to the coordinate system standard axes


Edit the polygonal model

  • Transfer objects between modules
  • Smooth polygonal model vertices
  • Reconstruct areas of the polygonal model
  • Fill holes
    • Automatically and interactively
  • Optimize the curvature
  • Reduce or subdivide triangles
  • Create, edit, and insert curves into the polygonal model
    • Standard
    • Boundary
    • Fillet Tangent & Edge

Model prismatic shapes using sketching tools

  • Create a sketch from the outline of a polygonal model
  • Create and edit sketch entities
    • Add dimensions
    • Add relations
  • Export sketches for parametric and associative downstream modeling


Review, report, and share inspection results

  • Create a network of curves that define NURBS patches
  • Fit NURBS patches to the underlying polygonal model
    • Review fitting errors
    • Adjust fitting parameters
  • Create a NURBS model from the fitted NURBS patches
  • Export the fitted NURBS patches or the NURBS model for downstream modeling

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