Fuel3D, developer of the SCANIFY 3D scanner, has just released a major update for its Fuel3D Studio software to improve the workflow. New features were added for professional and business users as part of a new “Professional” version, among them the possibility to take measurements within 3D scanned models or embed 3D scans into PDF documents.
Fuel3D CEO Stuart Mead comments: “Our recent enterprise projects with major industry brands have led to some exciting advances in our software portfolio, including the measurement tools, which we are now making available to users of Fuel3D Studio Professional. As we continue to work on custom 3D scanning projects across a range of sectors, we expect that software developments and experiences in those sectors will result in further enhancements to our commercial software tools.”
Fuel3D Studio 2.2., available to all SCANIFY users, includes the following new features:
These ground-breaking new tools provide users with the ability to acquire accurate length and area data from their 3D scans in seconds. This is ideal for developing custom-fit products, demonstrating before and after changes, or monitoring change over time.
Potential applications include using the tools to capture various measurements of the human form, such as the dimensions of the face, hands or feet.
Measurement tools include:
- Contour length: Measure the contoured distance between two points over the surface of the image.
- Multi-segment length: Measure the straight line length comprised of any number of line segments.
- Area: Measure the 3D area defined by a closed set of points on the surface of the image.
3D PDF export
With Fuel3D Studio’s new 3D PDF capability, users can save their 3D models as a 3D PDF file and easily email them to colleagues.
A 3D PDF is a PDF file that combines dynamic, rich 3D data with metadata, text, images, video and forms in a PDF document. 3D PDF files are compact, secure and easy to share, and are completely interactive.
This new format is transforming how companies communicate engineering data today – previously, 3D scans would have to be exported into a 3D file format, and then uploaded to a 3D platform before sharing the URL, taking several minutes. With 3D PDF the 3D file can be shared in seconds via email in a file format that even novice users are accustomed to.
All Fuel3D Studio users can currently access enhanced processing of their scans via Fuel3D’s cloud-based processing option. With this new update, Fuel3D Studio Professional users will also have the opportunity to access offline processing of their scans by using Fuel3D’s latest algorithms on a local computer.
The software is now compatible with OS X, making SCANIFY available to Mac users for the first time.