If your work involves creating mechanical CAD models from your scan data, you might like the features in the ScanStudio CAD TOOLS upgrade.
CAD TOOLS adds features to transform your triangular mesh surfaces into NURBS surfaces. CAD systems use NURBS (NonUniform Rational B Splines) to define surfaces because they can be parametrically manipulated.
These surfaces can be exported to your CAD system as NURBS patches, or as a series of splines (outline curves).
One typical CAD workflow is to export a stack of spline curves describing a shape, and then loft through the splines in your CAD system to create an idealized solid model.
Find out more about ScanStudio CAD TOOLS by clicking here.