MERC has completed many projects in which a set of old technical data has been converted into modern 3-D CAD models. In multiple projects, sets of old 2-D drawings were converted into sets of 3-D CAD models, which included embedded specifications.
For a 40mm cannon project, similarly, a set of old 2-D drawings was also converted to 3-D CAD models. For the HH-60G helicopter, old drawings were used to create a 3-D CAD based configuration tool, capable of showing the impact any TCTO modifications done to the base design.
In addition, MERC routinely uses a portable FARO arm coordinate measuring machine and laser scanner for creating 3-D scan ‘point clouds’ of existing objects which can then be turned into production-ready CAD models or drawing packages.
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