SolidWorks World 2012 Partner Profile: Rapidform

One of the things we've heard from SolidWorks World attendees over the past few years is that you'd like to learn more in advance about the SolidWorks partners who set up booths in the Partner Pavilion. So now through SolidWorks World 2012, we'll be posting a series of blog entries about some of the partners you might think about checking out, and the people who will be representing them. Today we hear from the good folks at Rapidform.


1. Tell us a little bit about Rapidform.

INUS Technology makes Rapidform 3D scanning software, which lets you reverse engineer and inspect parts faster and more easily. Since 1998, we have been providing technology and services that process 3D scan data for a variety of uses, from manufacturing and quality control to medical treatment and archeology. We have been a close partner of DS SolidWorks since 2003, and several of our products are tightly integrated with SolidWorks CAD.


2. What products do you sell that might appeal to SolidWorks users?

  • Rapidform XOR is reverse engineering software that takes 3D scan data and lets you convert it into parametric solid CAD models.  The models that you create in XOR are real CAD with feature trees, and they can be transferred into SolidWorks as native part models.  
  • Rapidform XOV is inspection software that lets you measure a part and quickly compare it back to a CAD model or drawing. You can automatically create, edit and share your inspection results, and perform trend analysis on multiple inspections.
  • With the same powerful tools for point cloud, mesh and surface editing found in XOR, Rapidform XOS is the ideal solution when you don’t need a parametric solid model.
  • The Rapidform.dll Software Development Kit enables developers to rapidly deploy industry-proven point, mesh and surfacing functions into their own software products with minimal effort.


3. How can your products or services help make a SolidWorks user’s life easier?

SolidWorks users that use 3D scanners can take advantage of Rapidform’s dedicated reverse engineering or inspection tools to complement SolidWorks. Rapidform XOR is “The Fastest Path to CAD”, since it’s the only software that integrates 3D scan data processing with parametric CAD capabilities.  When you transfer the data from XOR directly into SolidWorks, it includes the full feature tree.  This means you can edit the model just like it had been designed in your SolidWorks CAD software. 


4. Why should SolidWorks World attendees visit your booth? What will be special or exciting?

SolidWorks World 2012 will be the U.S. debut of our next major releases (XOR3 SP and XOV3).  Attendees will be the first to see the new semi-automatic solid modeling capabilities in XOR and the new probe based inspection in XOV.

SWW2012 - Rapidform booth 125

5. How can customers learn more about your products:

SolidWorks World attendees can find us at booth #125 in the Partner Pavilion. You can also contact us at 

Phone: 1.866.727.4336


Email: or

Facebook page:

Twitter: @Rapidform!/rapidform

YouTube channel:

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.