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AS-Built Reverse Engineering Services in India

Reverse Engineering is a process to reconstruct an existing product, albeit the process starts from the final product, and the design process proceeds in the opposite direction. To do this, can be extremely vital as various design specifications and flaws can be exposed. The whole reverse engineering process starts with the 3D scanning of the object.

This 3D scanning of the project can be done in two ways: As-built and Design Intent. The fundamental difference between the two is that in the case of AS-built, you get the design as it was meant to be without any changes. On the other hand, in the case of Design Intent, you get a design with some modifications. Now, these changes can be made because of flaws or because of the client’s wishes.

In this article, we are going to learn about How Reverse Engineering and AS-built Engineering work together.

Reverse Engineering

Before we can go in detail about As-built engineering, let us understand what reverse Engineering means.

Reverse Engineering is the process of reconstructing an already existing product or part of a product without using the help of drawings, computer model, or documentation. To put it in simple words, Reverse Engineering is used for:

  • To understand how a system works and how every small part correlates to every other small and big part.
  • To create a representation of the system in a different form and abstraction.
  • To create a physical representation of the given system.

Designers often use foam, wood, plastic, etc. to design their ideas, but to manufacture a product, the CAD model is required. Since nowadays, every product is becoming more and more organic, creating a CAD model has become extremely difficult. Reverse Engineering helps in this regard. With reverse engineering, you can create a physical model that is very beneficial for the CAD process. This is why Reverse Engineering is sometimes also known as the Part-to-CAD process.

Reverse Engineering is very famous and used extensively because manufacturers are always looking for ways to reduce manufacturing time, and Reverse Engineering helps in precisely that. Apart from helping in RPD (Rapid Product Development), Reverse Engineering helps in the following situations:

  • If the original manufacturer no longer manufactures the product, but the product demand is still there
  • The original design has inadequate documentation, or the documentation has been lost, or it never really existed.
  • Specific minute details of the product need to be noted; hence reverse-engineering the product helps.
  • To analyze and understand how a competitor makes a product
  • To understand how ancient items and monuments were built
  • The original CAD model is insufficient.

AS-Built Engineering 

As-built technology is a type of 3D scanning that produces a CAD model of a product or the part of the product using reverse engineering technology. The model built is exactly how the original product was meant to be. This means that the flaws which were present in the original product will also be there in the model created.

It is possible to create a perfect model of the product using the Design Intent model. This is done by fixing the flaws while reconstructing the model. Design Intent can also mean adding or removing the product’s different features as per the User’s wishes.

Several companies prefer As-Built Engineering in India, and it makes sense as to why they do. The whole point of reconstructing a product is to understand how the product was built in the first place, and that involves the design flaws if there are any. If anybody is interested in knowing or buying a product, they would want to know about its flaws. Fixing the flaws and creating a near-perfect model is not an ideal situation, and can be seen as misguiding the buyer or the client.>