Brian Metzger Latest Blog Articles Page 1

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    How to Leverage Bridges in Artec Studio

    July 1, 2022

    Missing areas in a 3D scan can result from shiny or reflective surfaces or just areas that the scanner can't get a line of sight to. A good example would be on this jet ski, the underside of the lip of the ski. In this article, we are going to look at the options in Artec Studio to resolve this problem.

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    What's New in Artec Studio 17

    June 23, 2022

    Exciting news from Artec this week, with the release of Artec Studio 17. I am excited to share with you my favorite new additions to the software with new features and capabilities. The theme for this year’s release was adding to and expanding on all the great features that Artec added in the previous versions. Let’s look at some of my favorites.

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    Using Autopilot to Process Artec 3D Scan Data

    May 20, 2022

    In this example, I used my Artec Space Spider to capture a small metal bracket. The Space Spider is a hand-held 3D scanner designed for CAD users and perfect for capturing small objects and intricate details in high resolution.

    I have three scans of this small bracket and I’m going to show you how to process these using Autopilot in Artec Studio. This is an easy process because the tool does the work for you. 

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    3D Scanning an Object with Thin Walls

    May 12, 2022

    Today, I will be using a plastic snow shovel to demonstrate how to overcome the challenge of 3D scanning objects with thin walls. Normally, we would scan an object one side at a time while laying flat on the ground then use the Automatic Base Removal tool to take away the floor and automatically match the scans in the software. In this video, I will demonstrate a technique that we can use to help scan thin-walled objects with an Artec scanner and post-process the scan data with Artec Studio.

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    How to Reduce Glare When 3D Scanning with Artec Scanners

    March 24, 2022

    In this blog, we will walk through the challenges of 3D scanning objects that are dark and shiny and how to reduce glare in your scans.

    3D CAD, 3D Scanning, 3D Scanning Video Tech Tips

    How To Capture Hole Dimensions When 3D Scanning

    March 18, 2022

    3D scanning is commonly used for quality assurance and inspection. They provide extremely high-precision scans and provide 3D measurements that are among the best in today’s technology offerings. 3D scanners are extremely valuable tools that offer time and money saving benefits, but sometimes the object being scanned can provide some challenges.

    3D Scanning, Industry News

    Top 10 New Features in Artec Studio 16

    September 27, 2021

    As much as we love our 3D Scanners, the real magic of Artec’s technology comes from their software. Every year, Artec introduces performance improvements and new features that blow us away, giving us faster and more powerful tools while capturing more data than ever before. Last year, we got HD Mode, which doubled the resolution for the Eva and Leo. This year, we get Artec Studio 16. Let’s take a look at my top 10 favorite improvements in this platform.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Applications & Projects

    Understanding How To Build a Better Face Mask for COVID-19

    April 17, 2020

    Like a lot of people right now, I’ve been working from home and wearing home-made face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19 whenever I go out on essential errands. I thought it would be interesting to use a tool like SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to see the difference these kinds of masks can make. Contrary to what you may think, it is surprisingly easy to set up these types of simulations. I hope this article will help remove some of that intimidation and encourage you to experiment as well.

    3D Scanning

    Unboxing the Artec Leo

    March 28, 2019

    Anticipated since 2017, the Artec Leo is a revolutionary new 3D scanner. There are many improvements over Artec’s previous offerings, but the most obvious is the Leo’s ability to collect data cordlessly. Other 3D scanners need wires to connect to a power supply and a computer. The Leo can operate independently.