Canadian 3D scanner OEM Creaform, the company behind the GoScan 3D, HandyScan 3D and MetraScan 3D systems is offering 50 free bundle licenses for its VXmodel and VXinspect software systems with the purchase of a scanner, a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM), or a photogrammetry device.
Exclusively aimed at their customers in educational institutions, the initiative aims to encourage researchers, teachers and students to utilize Creaform’s scanning and metrology products in quality control, R&D and reverse engineering.
What’s on offer
VXmodel is a scan-to-CAD software, which allows scan data to be finalised through VXelements. The scan data can then be further adjusted using any compatible CAD software, or it can be exported to slicing software to make it suitable for 3D printing.
VXinspect is a dimensional inspection software, suitable for both industrial and educational uses. It assists in building measurement sequences and offers export options to make the data suitable for a report.
Encouraging classroom use
Stéphane Auclair, Creaform’s VP of Marketing and Product Management, emphasised the benefits that Creaform’s metrology and photogrammetry products would bring to the curriculum.
She stated that “Creaform has always been firmly committed to helping educational institutions teach and master metrology solutions to better prepare students for research projects and the job market”.
A fully-rounded education package
All in all, the full 5 year educational package promises a piece of hardware, the 50 free software bundle licences, a customer care program including warranty, support and maintenance options, and a set of teaching resources.
The teaching resources available include a reverse engineering manual and a quality control and inspection teaching manual.
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Featured image shows a student reverse engineering a component with a Creaform REVscan scanner. Photo via Creaform.