First time posting a detailed question.
I currently have a 3D scanner that creates files in the .scn format. I was wondering if anyone here knew of a way to convert a .scn file into something that is readable by NX to be able to modify or take accurate measurements off of.
Any help at all would be highly appreciated. I've been researching this for weeks now. I was also wondering if anyone has had any experience with bringing 3D scanned models into NX, and if so, could you point me in the right direction?
If you open the SCN file in a text editor (notepad or notepad++ or whatever), does it look like a text file (mostly numbers , "-" signs, periods, commas, etc.), or is it binary data (lots of strange symbols)
if it is a text file, it should be readable by a journal (or API program)
If it is binary, you will need a specific reading application/translator for the SCN data (I don't know whether or not there are any)
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled
Googling shows that format belongs to the NextEngine 3D laser scanner.
They sell a tool that from the description does what you want:
Long story short, our company doesn't want to spend the money for the add ons.... Which to me sounds absolutely ridiculous because why even buy the 3D scanner if it's just going to be a desk paper weight.
They want us to research if there's any "free" softwares out there to translate this format to either a .igs, .stl, .sldprt, etc etc. Which at this point I'm starting to believe (actually from the beginning) that there won't be any 3rd party "free translators" for this file type.
Thank you all for the input though!
And if there is any "free translators" I'd appreciate a heads up. I'm giving this about another couple days before telling our boss "This is a waste of time without the legitimate software".