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English translation: Three-dimensional digitization of physical components etc.

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16:01 Sep 13, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: unmuddle this muddle!
Die dreidimensionale Digitalisierung physikalischer Bauteile als auch deren anwendungsgerechte Datenaufbereitung kann als klassische Reverse Engineering-Disziplin angesehen werden. Neben der hoch-automatisierten Berechnung von Dreiecksnetzen („Triangulierung“) auf Basis der gemessenen 3D-Punktedaten stellt die Flächenrückführung wesentlich höhere Ansprüche sowohl an die Software als auch Bediener.

My attempt:
The three-dimensional digitalization of physical components as well as their application-specific data preparation can be viewed as classical reverse engineering. Apart from the highly automated computation of triangulated networks (triangulation) based on calculated 3D point data, surface feedback makes heavy demands on both the software and the user.

My translation sounds too literal for me to be comfortable with it (although being literal in technical texts is the right way to go).

I'm queasy about "application-specific data preparation" and "surface feedback" (never heard of Flächenrückführung! I reckon the "Fläche" part refers to a geometric "surface").

I also don't quite see the relationship between the two clauses making up the second sentence. Does it mean that apart from the function of making highly automated calculations, the Flächenrückführung has others functions that are demanding on the softare/user.

Is the phrase "makes heavy demands on" appropriate here?

Since all these questions are related, I've decided not to partition them into several Kudoz queries.
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 08:04
English translation:Three-dimensional digitization of physical components etc.
Explanation:
Here's my take on this (I translated _neben_ as _compared to_ though it can of course also translate as _besides / in addition to _):

>>Three-dimensional digitization of physical components, including application-specific data processing, can be considered a classical reverse engineering discipline. Compared to the highly automated computation of triangular meshes (...) based on measured 3-point data, surface reconstruction places considerably tougher demands on both the software and the user.<<

Searched English pages for Flächenrückführung. Results 21 - 21 of about 43. Search took 0.04 seconds
Mit Hilfe der Flächenrückführung lassen sich reale Modelle oder Prototypen, für die es keine CAD-Beschreibung gibt, in die CAD-/ CAM-Bearbeitung integrieren. Dazu wird das Modell von einem 3D-Digitalisiersystem (Koordinatenmeßmaschine
) abgetastet.Die so entstandene Punktewolke wird in CAD-Flächen umgerechnet

Automatic Surface Reconstruction
Before the measures and digitized data can be used in a CAD-system it is necessary to produce a surface model out of a pointcloud or polymesh.
http://www.knotenpunkt.com/Seiten/homee.htm#

(also cf: Brinkmann, W. der K.-H. Daten- und Kommunikationstechnik ISBN 3 87097 181 9)

HTH ... & have a great trip! Tom





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Tom Funke
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Wow, great answer Tom! Thanks a lot.
About trip: still uncertain due to open/closed airports
Will clear up Friday, I'm optimistic...
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Explanation:
Here's my take on this (I translated _neben_ as _compared to_ though it can of course also translate as _besides / in addition to _):

>>Three-dimensional digitization of physical components, including application-specific data processing, can be considered a classical reverse engineering discipline. Compared to the highly automated computation of triangular meshes (...) based on measured 3-point data, surface reconstruction places considerably tougher demands on both the software and the user.<<

Searched English pages for Flächenrückführung. Results 21 - 21 of about 43. Search took 0.04 seconds
Mit Hilfe der Flächenrückführung lassen sich reale Modelle oder Prototypen, für die es keine CAD-Beschreibung gibt, in die CAD-/ CAM-Bearbeitung integrieren. Dazu wird das Modell von einem 3D-Digitalisiersystem (Koordinatenmeßmaschine
) abgetastet.Die so entstandene Punktewolke wird in CAD-Flächen umgerechnet

Automatic Surface Reconstruction
Before the measures and digitized data can be used in a CAD-system it is necessary to produce a surface model out of a pointcloud or polymesh.
http://www.knotenpunkt.com/Seiten/homee.htm#

(also cf: Brinkmann, W. der K.-H. Daten- und Kommunikationstechnik ISBN 3 87097 181 9)

HTH ... & have a great trip! Tom








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Tom Funke
Local time: 02:04
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
Wow, great answer Tom! Thanks a lot.
About trip: still uncertain due to open/closed airports
Will clear up Friday, I'm optimistic...
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