Built on MachineWorks’ core engines, Polygonica is a solid modeling software toolkit for processing polygon meshes. The toolkit previously update its software to better support more color-friendly file formats, in response to the then-new wave of 3D color printing. Today, MachineWorks announced the upcoming release of Polygonica v1.4. Polygonica is unique in that its technology, derived from two decades of development, is able to model an endless range of polygonal shapes and creations. This advanced technology allows for automatic, fast and efficient Boolean operations, as well as solid healing, simplification, slicing, sectioning, and spun profile calculation.
Polygonica is also ideal for CFD/FEA meshing, CAD/CAM/CAE, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, 3D movies and gaming, geo-exploring, urban modeling, and additive manufacturing where there is a requirement to repair defective models with vast numbers of polygons.
The latest software update features significant improvements and elements which will no doubt continue to uphold the software’s reputation for accuracy and stability:
- New remeshing API allows for modification of the shape and size of polygons in order to alter the geometry to improve the quality of the object
- Point cloud processing is now more comprehensive and suitable for interactive applications
- Added extensions include point cloud set registration, filtering, smoothing, sampling and normal calculation
- Clash detection algorithms now measure the severity of a clash
- A negative clash tolerance can now be specified to discount minor clashes
- The Polygonica library now supports Windows, MacOS and Linux
Polygonica v1.4 is set to be released later this summer. Be sure to subscribe to the 3D Printing Industry newsletter for all updates from MachineWorks and Polygonica.