Welcome to the Digitized Shape Editor User's Guide!
This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.

This overview provides the following information:

Digitized Shape Editor in a Nutshell

Digitized Shape Editor is a powerful application used to read, import and process parts digitized to clouds of points. These clouds of points can then be used in Quick Surface Reconstruction, DMU or Surface Machining or exported to various other formats.

Digitized Shape Editor:

  • proposes several import formats,
  • takes special characteristics of imported shapes into account (free edges, facets, ...), if requested,
  • ensures a fast processing of clouds (that may contain several millions of points) through filtering, activation and removal functions,
  • makes the manipulations of the various elements constituting cloud of points (points, scans, grids, meshes) easy,
  • provides edition functions such as merging and aligning of clouds, or creation of planar sections,
  • provides display and analysis functions of the cloud,
  • keeps the architecture of objects processed,
  • provides tessellations to be used directly with other applications or for visualization,
  • exports the models created to several formats.

The Digitized Shape Editor user's guide has been designed to show you how to import and edit digitized parts using these powerful tools.

Before Reading this Guide

Prior to reading the Digitized Shape Editor User's Guide, you are recommended to have a look at the Infrastructure User's Guide for  information on the generic capabilities common to all products.


Getting the Most Out of this Guide

To make the most out of this book, we suggest that a beginning user reads the Getting Started chapter first of all and the Workbench Description to find his way around the Digitized Shape Editor workbench. The User Tasks section will provide you with more detailed operating modes.


Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.