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Creo Surfacing Restyle & Reverse Engineering REX


Learn to transform physical products from digital scan data into digitally-correct complex Creo surface & solid geometry as an integral part of your product development process. Participants will learn to manipulate point cloud imports scanned from clay or existing products using Creo Restyle to learn Reverse Engineering Extension workflows and techniques. 

Using Creo to reverse engineer enables a productive use of imports in Creo Assemblies of intellectual property, for checking interference to develop more effective products.

This Creo Restyle Reverse Engineering training class is a two-day intensive course developed for seasoned product designers and engineers. We guide you in creating surfaces and solids from scan data with a series of hands-on exercises.

scanned from clay the grip surfaces were developed using Creo REX


  • Review basic import functions of scanned data
  • Edit definition functions for import geometry and facet data
  • Learn to use Relex, Refine, Decimate & Clean faceted data appropriately
  • Use curves on facet data to limit AutoSurface & other 3D Mesh Sketch Tools
  • Learn to utilize a multitude of imports and connect several restyle features for a finished solid model
  • Fit freeform curves and surfaces to faceted data
  • Learn to manage Positional, Tangent and Curvature
  • Manage connectivity constraints including Position, Tangency, and Curvature Constraints between surfaces and curves
  • Learn to manipulate import points and facet data with various tools & tessellation models
  • Rebuild a set of surfaces geometries on top of faceted or triangulated data
  • Creating other various NURBS surfaces for creating solids in Creo
  • Workflow solutions and problem solving techniques with Restyle
  • Learn to use the Creo Restyle Model Tree effectively
  • Describe a Domain workflow with a closed loop
  • Automatic surfacing in the Restyle functional area provides a simple, progressive means for creating surfaces
  • Techniques for limiting the scope of the AutoSurface tools

Duration & Cost

16 hours = $1650 per student

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  • Create and modify curves on faceted data
  • Create, edit, and manipulate freeform polynomial surfaces, including high degree B-Spline and bezier surfaces using the faceted data and curves
  • Create delete and recreate facet data from points on various tessellation models
  • Create best-fit datum planes to Domains; revolve and extrude surfaces with Domains
  • Subsets of a Reverse Engineering Process
  • Compare Restyle to using Creo Style to reverse engineer components and make parametric and robust geometry that can be modified after analysis
  • Learn to manage awkwardly rotated or complex imports with respect to various coordinate systems to rebuild surfaces true to the desired outcome
  • Create parametric curves and surfaces on top of static import geometry
  • Build parametric curve and surface geometry directly or indirectly from IGES or STEP geometry
inner ear scan in process of creating a Creo surfacing model


  • Overview of Creo Facet Data imports & The Creo Restyle Module
  • Discuss various scanners and scanning techniques for purchase of equipment
  • Reverse engineering history and evolution
  • Discuss Polygon imports and contrast from Geomagic
  • Learn to create Domains for more accurate extruded and revolved surfaces
  • Learn to use AutoSurface with all the various options
  • Strengths and weaknesses of Creo Restyle, i.e. using Revolved Domain vs extruded Analytical Surface
  • Alternate techniques to manipulate the facet geometry using decimate clean
  • Inspection techniques to compare one parametric model to existing scan data
  • Discuss the multitude of scan data techniques and offer suggestions to technicians who actually conduct the scanning process for easier recreation using Creo & Creo Restyle
  • Discuss various techniques for creating b-side or offset surfaces as shelling techniques for reverse engineered products
  • Workflow techniques for rebuilding robust parametric models from import geometry
  • Import techniques for rebuilding ergonomic forms
  • Compare Creo Restyle functionality to Geomagic tools and workflow
  • Techniques for offsetting Restyle vs faceted data
  • Production validation techniques

Video Training Delivery System

Ask your Design Engine account manager about our Training Delivery System(TDS), an easy-to-follow guide for designers and engineers who want a supplement to this course. 

* Please note that prices listed are based upon pre-payment prior to the start of the class. The TDS is available as an additional cost to this course.