XTract3D Add-in for SolidWorks

Take your reverse engineering skills to the next level

Reverse engineering can be intuitive

XTract3D is an add-in for Solidworks, giving you powerful cross-sectioning tools to sketch CAD models based on 3D scan data. Our approach reflects how most professionals tackle reverse engineering projects every day.

Work smarter, not harder

Use existing knowledge to your advantage instead of reinventing the wheel. Use scan data of existing parts as a reference for product design. It saves R&D cost and shortens the design cycle.

Simple tools for sketching

XTract3D has all the slicing, fitting, and snapping tools you need to easily trace right on top of 2D cross sections of scan data. Build a solid CAD foundation that makes everything happening downstream stable.

Leverage your skills

Creating a CAD model with XTract3D mirrors how you would construct it if you have to do it from scratch. It builds on what you already know with SOLIDWORKS without having to learn any new tools or methodologies.


Less is more. Their way

Many reverse engineering software have complicated tools that are difficult to use and/or automated features that only work on limited projects. Often, they don’t work very well in real world scenarios and produce inconsistent results.

XTract3D Way

We focus on a robust method to reverse engineering by giving you a basic toolset to solve a wide range of applications—from basic to complex parts. You have complete control over how you manually sketch features and elements. It’s not fancy. But it’s simple and it works.

Work in a familiar environment

XTract3D is a toolbar that works natively inside SOLIDWORKS. Import your 3D mesh data output from a 3D scanner and get straight to work with little or no training. XTract3D tools behave like they’ve always been a part of the SOLIDWORKS platform. With all the tools you need for CAD modeling in one place, it makes work more productive. Handle high resolution scan data with ease.

Handle high resolution scan data with ease

Use dense scan data as a visual guide for sketching CAD models in SOLIDWORKS with no lagging issues, as you turn it off and on. XTract3D lets you build solid features quickly and easily for a smooth, uninterrupted experience. It works well even when you are sketching features from 3D meshes with millions of polygons.

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