®: CAD Integrated 3D Reverse Engineering and 3D Scanning
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Braxton Carter, President,®Braxton Carter, President
Braxton Carter was introduced to CAD while working with a group of world-class companies, engineers, Olympic athletes and the National Institute of Standards and Technology shop of the ‘90s project: Implementation of a CAD/CAM system for small machine shops.

The program proved desktop Napkin to Prototype workflows. The concept was to manufacture new helmet equipment designs for the US Speed ski team to which would result in providing the competitive edge to win a gold medal. Great insights were obtained and he was able recognize the problem associated with IGES and the loss of data coming from a third-party product. Because of this new insight. Braxton wanted to explore more simplified and integrated technologies that could integrate the data from coordinate measuring machine (CMM) directly into the CAD, as a direct ADD-IN /PLUG-IN for 3D reverse engineering and measurement. From the Olympics to the Navy applications has a proven rack record to reverse engineer parts faster, less expensive and save companies expensive man hours working around data translators and middleman software for MRO, inspection and re-engineer obsolete parts .

Also, as a CTO of ReverseEngineering. com back in the 90’s, he worked on many reverse engineering projects like developing the skiing helmets, snowboarding helmets and developing the world’s fastest cycling helmet for the U.S. Olympic teams.

Today, as CEO/President at, Braxton has brought in all his experience and modern age technology, and address the market needs for CAD integrated 3D modeling and reverse engineering. The company specializes in managing and integrating massive 18 gigabytes or more point clouds, mesh files, as well as, seamlessly connecting the portable CMMs for hard probe measuring. Incorporate standalone point clouds directly into SolidWorks integrates the scanning process.

Their software front end HighRES Integrated Point Cloud Processor (HIPP)—in the SolidWorks environment, works with several different PCMMs that the customer may have on their shop floor ranging—from Faro Arms to Hexagon scan arms and more. If customers do not have a PCMM installed and they just have a standalone point cloud, they still have the ability to manage the point cloud and process as a workable, manageable dataset. Remodeling can be done by bringing it in SolidWorks modeling environment.

As a certified gold partner for SolidWorks, they have created a brand that is dedicated to saving job shops money, time-to-market, decrease in manhours and delivering an immediate ROI on investment when implementing this solution. unique training to include skills transfer approach and to customize the customers’ unique needs, making them stand out in the marketplace. Furthermore, they are closely associated with the SolidWorks’ API and development team, providing the seamless user experience and simplification of very complex workflow. “We are really customer driven in terms of features; we are in the field, working side by side with the end user and bring this knowledge to each new release of SolidWorks,” says Braxton Carter, President at ReverseEngineering. com.

In one such instance, Gearles Design was aiming to develop a high-efficiency push intake system from a Porsche 911 engine to set a land speed record. Problems that the company encountered was not being able to use micrometers or calipers because of the complexity of the design; another problem was the timeline that they had to meet, as in racing the technology changes rapidly. Using the ReverseEngineering. com software, they were able to mitigate the challenges by digitizing the engine block and portions of the manifold to develop a perfect fit, within the time constraints. As a result, they were able to create a 3D mock-up of the intake system, which helped them streamline the design according to their requirements to achieve 35-45 psi boost. is aggressively expanding and enhancing operations, with an increased focus on customer services and R&D. The company is working on new processes that will be integrated into the overall solution as well as they are focused on simplifying keystrokes, performance and features. The company also has collaborated with University of California San Diego (UCSD Extension), where, the company has installed and integrated the software, to train the next generations of mechanical CAD students within SolidWorks.