SYCODE launches reverse engineering plug-ins for AutoCAD and Rhinoceros

September 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Panaji - 26th Sep, 2007 - SYCODE today launched reverse engineering plug-ins for AutoCAD and Rhinoceros at a highly competitive price.

"Reverse engineering is basically reconstructing a solid or a surface from organized or unorganized point cloud data”, explains Deelip Menezes, owner of SYCODE. “The software tools to achieve are often high priced. At SYCODE we have developed cutting edge reverse engineering technology and are pleased to offer it as plug-ins for AutoCAD and Rhinoceros for a fraction of the price of other offerings. Priced at 250 USD each, these plug-ins are value for money.”

The reverse engineering plug-ins for AutoCAD and Rhino are called Point Cloud for AutoCAD and Point Cloud for Rhino respectively. These plug-ins give AutoCAD and Rhino the ability to reconstruct the geometry of an object from a point cloud which describes it. These plug-ins can drape a surface over a point cloud or wrap a mesh around a point cloud. Draping a surface is similar to laying a piece of cloth over an object. The surface is deformed to take the shape of the object along the drape direction. A surface can be draped along one of the six orthogonal directions (top, bottom, front, back, right and left) or a custom user specified direction. Wrapping a mesh is similar to wrapping cloth all around an object to close it completely. The plug-ins have the ability to wrap a mesh around a concave or a convex point cloud.

Detailed information about Point Cloud for AutoCAD and a trial download can be found at, whereas that of Point Cloud for Rhino can be found at

About Autodesk

Autodesk is more than just a CAD company. Their products and services have become essential tools for more than 4 million professionals in over 160 countries. 100 percent of Fortune 100 firms are Autodesk customers. Autodesk's flagship product, AutoCAD, is a worldwide standard in computer-aided design (CAD). More people use AutoCAD than any other CAD software.

About Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros is an affordable NURBS modeling software for Windows from Robert McNeel & Associates. Over the years Rhinoceros has made its mark as a perfect companion to all the major CAD systems. Rhinoceros is best suited for NURBS-based conceptual design, free-form curve, surface, solid and polygon mesh terrain modeling for architects, landscape designers, site planners and surveyors. At an unbelievable price of 895 USD, Rhinoceros is value for money. Students and teachers can get it for as low as 195 USD.


SYCODE develops cutting-edge software solutions for Computer Aided Design (CAD). These solutions are in the form of standalone applications or plug-ins that work inside major CAD systems such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk VIZ, Autodesk 3D Studio MAX, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Maya, Alibre Design, Rhinoceros, SpaceClaim, IntelliCAD, etc.

SYCODE also designs, develops and implements customized software solutions for companies worldwide. The customized solution may be a standalone application working closely with the client's existing CAD application or a plug-in to the CAD application.