Punch PowerPacks

Print out your projects in 3D with this add-on module for ViaCAD and SharkCAD. The PowerPacks are available in two distinct versions:
  • PowerPack
    A complete set of tools that not only verify a part for 3D printing, but also includes features to identify and repair common issues with meshes, surfaces, and solids.
  • PowerPack Pro
    Includes the features of PowerPack plus tools to convert meshes into NURBs or analytic solids. Key features include converting meshes to precise NURB surfaces, mesh to analytic, and coordinate compare tools.

PowerPack

Auto Repair
Inspects and repairs a mesh for dangling vertices, stitch triangles, remove double faces and remove collapsed faces.

Close Simple Holes
Corrects simple holes by filling with triangles.

  Fix Flipped Normals
Corrects surface normals that are not properly orientated.

 
Convert To Quads
Examines a triangle mesh and recreates quads were possible merging two, three or four triangles into one quad, two quads into one quad, etc.

  Remove Slivers
Examines triangles and quads for small edges. Edges below the user defined tolerance are collapsed. A triangle facet with a sliver edge removes the two facets sharing the edge. A quad facet with a sliver edge is converted into a triangle.

 
Separate All Parts
Examines the connectivity between facets to determine individual mesh parts, separating individual meshes that come in as one mesh as a result of a file import.

  Show Free Edges
Identifies free edges and gives an option to make permanent lines out of the edges.

 
Select Same
The Select Same tool provides mask options for selecting objects including shape, color, entity type, line font, text font, and assorted colors. The Assorted Colors tool assigns up to 20 colors per group of entities selected. The tool is useful for visually identifying file import and other individual parts.

  HeightMap to 3D Mesh
The HeightMap to 3D Mesh tool will convert a 2D image into a 3D object. The height is extracted from the color components by applying a grayscale conversion and mapping the results into a user supplied height value.

 
Unroll
Unroll will flatten a developable surface such as a ruled surface into a shape that lies in the XY plane.

   

Other Features

  • Curve, Surface, and Solid Modeling Tools:
    • Repair profile
    • Simplify profile
    • Show surface free edges
    • Remove duplicate entities
    • Remove zero length curves
    • Simplify solid
  • Other Mesh Tools:
    • Mesh analysis
    • Show mesh free edge
    • Remove collapsed facets
    • Identify overlaps
    • Remove duplicate facets
    • Weld vertices
    • Remove unused vertices
    • Rebuild normal
    • Split by select
    • Make vertices planar
  • Automatically assign an entity to a layer
  • Animate layers from start to end for better control
  • Quickly change a file scale based on units or scale factor
  • Display the entity with the provided name
  • Rename a large number of entities
  • Spell Check
  • Isolate layer from selection

PowerPack Pro

Punch PowerPack Pro includes the features of PowerPack plus tools to convert meshes into NURBs or analytic solids. Key features include converting meshes to precise NURB surfaces, mesh to analytic, and coordinate compare tools.

Convert Mesh to Analytic
This tool converts a collection of triangle or quad based facets into an analytic solid created from primitives, profiles, or stitched facets.

  Convert Mesh to NURB
The Mesh to NURB tool converts a collection of primarily quad facets into a precise NURB surface or solid. The resultant mesh is optimized to reduce the number of NURB patches making this tool suitable for precision modeling operations such as splitting, blending, shelling, and export to the STEP or IGES file formats.

 
Coordinate Compare
The Coordinate Compare tool will precisely compare a set of points to a NURB model. For data points, you can select a point cloud or mesh object. Depending on the point data set size, this tool is computationally heavy. However, the tool is multi-processor aware and will thread according the comparisons. Point clouds are best created by reading in PLY files.

  Align Mesh to Part
The Align Mesh to Part tool will transform a mesh to lie precisely on a surface or solid. The tool will additionally display a dialog box indicating how closely the mesh represents the surface or solid.

 
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Requirements
Windows 7 - 10
Mac OS X 10.10 - 10.13

Intel Processor or higher
4 GB RAM
3D Videocard 1+ GB *

* OpenGL 2.0 or higher

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