Hello everyone, I am new to NX though not new to CAD systems. I have been working on SolidWorks for a good while and moving onto NX for one particular reason:
I am forced to reverse engineer complex shapes and we all know its true - solidworks sucks at it.
The question I have is simple. When I create a new project in NX9.0 it asks me to pick the environment which are something like this
- shape studio
Not sure if I remember correctly but it goes something like that, you all know what I am talking about. Now suppose I have a scanned STL mesh file that I must recreate the surface of. I am planning on doing this manually with little automation because I have some serious holes in the file that can not be filled. So which of these environments would best suit my needs? is it modelling or shape studio? What is the difference between the two? I did not find this info anywhere. Also when I have recreated the shape as a surface, I will also need to stretch it and bend it into different designs, so it would be nice if someone could point me out how to start the recreating process to be able to do this later on.
Many thanks! :)