A number of different topics are addressed in the Tutorials. For anyone new to the InStep application and the general processes in converting
mesh/polygon data to solid/B-Rep bodies, we highly recommend that you at least read through them all, ideally working each example.
We plan to add more tutorials as the application further develops and we get user feedback on items that are perhaps unclear or need better information.
You can access them directly from here:
- Tutorial 1 (PDF)
Discussed the basic steps to create an account, download and install the application and starting it for the first time.
The Simple interface is presented together with an example that shows the steps to quickly go from input to output.
- Tutorial 2 (PDF)
The second tutorial covers some settings and how the Guided interface can be used to perform a conversion.
- Tutorial 3 (PDF)
Tutorial 3 introduces the Expert interface which provides access to all available functions. The basic workflow expected within the application
is discussed and an example used to illustrate important aspects.
- Tutorial 4 (PDF)
In this tutorial, basic editing and repairing options are presented using a simple example.
- Tutorial 5 (PDF)
Modifying bodies such as thickening, simplifying and remeshing are discussed in Tutorial 5.
- Tutorial 6 (PDF)
Tutorial 6 covers the first option for Reverse Engineering using the Slicing tool for working with Mechanical Bodies
- Tutorial 7 (PDF)
Tutorial 7 covers the second part of Reverse Engineering related to Organic bodies and converting them into NURBS Surfaces
Hopefully you will find these tutorials helpful. It should be pointed out that later Tutorials build on information presented in earlier tutorials
so we recommend you work through them in order. Of course, you can always come back to refresh specific items.