Power Surfacing RE

The easy way to reverse engineer free form organic shapes in SOLIDWORKS.


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Power Surfacing RE for SOLIDWORKS

Freeform Reverse Engineering

Power Surfacing RE (Reverse Engineering) is the solution you need to get your job done effectively and quickly. Our Power Surfacing RE product has a unique set of tools to allow you to rebuild shapes in SOLIDWORKS from a large variety of polygonal meshes. It can import meshes from: 3D scanners, Finite Element Modeling, 3D sculpting programs, 3D printer files, other polygonal modeling tools, and online polygonal model databases.

Power Surfacing RE has the ability to constrain to and reference underlying meshes to capture the original design shape. The Power Surfacing RE tools enable you to quickly define a Power Surface shape over the top of the referenced mesh. With the existing Power Surfacing tools you will be able to modify and evolve the design.

Power Surfacing RE Features:


In addition to the inclusion of the full Power Surfacing toolset, Power Surfacing RE also features:

  • Import meshes and display as a reference mesh
  • Convert existing SOLIDWORKS geometry into reference mesh
  • Drawing tools with automatic face creation
  • Constrain points to reference mesh
  • Automatic retopologizing of enclosed areas
  • Add geometry to cover holes while matching curvature in reference mesh
  • Distance display to measure approximation of reference mesh
  • Interpolate or "vacuum seal" to closely approximate the reference mesh shape


Power Surfacing RE allows you to reverse engineer free form organic shapes in SOLIDWORKS. Some of the important benefits include:

  • Power Surfacing RE opens the doors to greater creativity and design flexibility.
  • Dealing with organic / freeform shapes has never been easier.
  • You are no longer limited to conventional design shapes. Power Surfacing RE allows you to reverse engineer human forms, animal shapes, car bodies, and other freeform representations.

Industries Supported

Some of the industries that Power Surfacing RE supports include:

  • Industrial Design
  • Ergonomics
  • Sporting Goods & Clothing
  • Toys
  • Character Design
  • Analysis of Organic Parts
  • Dental
  • Re-purposing Existing Designs
  • Handheld Devices
  • Power Tools
  • Jewelry
  • Cutlery
  • Furniture
  • Automotive
  • Art
  • Clay Model Digitizing
  • Cosmetics

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