Place Modo at the front end of your design workflow to prototype virtually any organic surface. Power SubD-NURBS lets you export Subdivision Surface meshes from Modo into NURBS-based CAD formats that load into a wide range of CAD systems.
Use Modo as a concept modeler at the initial stage of the design process—where its ability to quickly create organic shapes is especially useful. Freeform model in Modo, then transfer them to your CAD system for further refinement.
Export file formats
Export to IGES (.igs), Rhino (.3dm), SAT (.sat), and STEP (.stp) formats.
Polygonal vs. subD faces
Perform two types of exports: either “one-to-one” where each face of the mesh becomes a single planar face in the CAD format, or “smooth” where subdivided faces of the mesh will be combined to define curved NURBS surfaces.
Controls the density of the resulting NURBS surfaces for improved results.
Edge Detection Angle
Determines where weighted edges or fairly sharp angles should be transferred to the resulting CAD data.
Enable Crease Edges
Checking this setting prevents the plug-in from trying to smoothly blend the continuity of surfaces that meet at sharp angles.
Get improved results when working with meshes featuring very extreme angles between quad edges.
The plug-in uses Modo materials as part of the criteria for determining the final surface breakdown in order to guarantee that there will be an edge along the boundary between different materials.
Package contentPower SubD-NURBS plug-in , One render node.
Minimum Modo versionModo 601 or later