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Using Our Tutorials for the InStep Application

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 from start to finish.

Available Tutorials

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.
Additionally we provide a gallery of all videos that we publish on YouTube on our Help Videos page where you can see a brief summary video to get an idea of what is covered.
You can access all Tutorials directly from here:

Tutorial 1 (PDF)
Time to read: ~12 min
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)
Time to read: ~3 min
The second tutorial covers some settings and how the Guided interface can be used to perform a conversion.

Tutorial 3 (PDF)
Time to read: ~3 min
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)
Time to read: ~3 min
In this tutorial, basic editing and repairing options are presented using a simple example.

Tutorial 5 (PDF)
Time to read: ~3 min
Modifying bodies such as thickening, simplifying and remeshing are discussed in Tutorial 5.

Tutorial 6 (PDF)
Time to read: ~4 min
Tutorial 6 covers the first option for Reverse Engineering using the Slicing tool for working with Mechanical Bodies

Tutorial 7 (PDF)
Time to read: ~4 min
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.


(Time-to-read estimate based on Read-O-Meter )