By DE Editors
Sensable has shipped the latest version of its Freeform 3D Design for Manufacture solution for product designers who create organic, highly sculptural goods, from jewelry to toys to medical implants. Freeform Version 12 adds over 50 new features and enhancements to the company s modeling platform.
Freeform has the ability to model in polygons, voxels, and NURBS surfaces and solids, allowing the designer to retain original design integrity. Users can break up polygon models for articulation, interactively optimize mold pull direction, fix moldability problems and develop complex parting surfaces in the geometry that best suits the project.
Interoperability enhancements include support for Booleans between CAD surfaces/solids, meshes and/or voxels, or across any combination of those; new mesh tools such as Mesh Division, Mesh Smooth, and Mesh Booleans; streamlined conversion steps between representational types; and improvements in autosurfacing.
New features in the sculpting workflows and tools include curve spheres, bend and twist (for dynamically posing figures), pos, a hot wax tool for replicating subtle sculpting procedures; and interactively optimized mold pull directions
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.