Convergent Modeling

Convergent ModelingTM technology provides a unified 3D modeling capability on combinations of facet and B-Rep data. These two data formats have different geometric characteristics and as a result, one format has often been better suited to a given application than the other. Facet data is characterized by triangular meshes which approximate surfaces and tend to generate larger data sets. Applications that use facet data include digital mock-up, gaming and animation. B-Rep data is characterized by mathematically defined surfaces that represent accurate, closed (solid) volumes using smaller data sets. Applications that use B-Rep data include 3D modeling for engineering and manufacturing.

A proliferation of facet data in high growth areas like 3D scanning, topology optimization and 3D printing means that design engineers often need to move facet data into 3D modeling systems that were designed for B-Rep data. Convergent Modeling Technology enables 3D product modeling on both data sources in a single environment, while eliminating the complexity, error and delay of converting between the two.

Convergent Modeling integrates facet data with B-Rep modeling

Convergent Modeling integrates facet data with B-Rep modeling

Software Applications

Convergent Modeling in software applications
Product designers and engineers who need to incorporate facet data from workflows such as scanning, 3D printing and topology optimization into their 3D modeling environment benefit from applications that are based on Convergent Modeling technology, including NX and Solid Edge.

Software Developer Kit

Convergent Modeling as a software component
Independent software vendors who want to integrate Convergent Modeling into their own 3D modeling application can license the Parasolid geometric modeling component with Convergent Modeling technology.

3D Scan to CAD

Easy scan to CAD workflow for reverse engineering

NX Scan to Part

NX Cloud Connected-Scan to Part comes as a cloud application and allows you to combine facets, surfaces, and solids in a single 3D model, without requiring data translation. The targeted features of NX Cloud Connected-Scan to Part enable you to focus on your Scan to CAD workflows.