Reverse Engineering is the process in which we convert electronic files created by data capture into usable 3D CAD files. With these files, we are able to investigate design intent versus as built, design around existing parts, or even update existing designs.
Understanding usage of captured data and budget will help in choosing your CAD option(s). Below are the main options for 3D CAD files. Sometimes, depending on the fidelity you need for your reverse engineering project, we will mix CAD techniques for your reverse engineering needs, see Hybrid below.
Depending on your reverse engineering needs, the CAD options below have a cost associated with each.