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digitize

[′dij·ə‚tīz]
(computer science)
To convert an analog measurement of a quantity into a numerical value.
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digitize

Digitize means to convert an image or signal into digital code by scanning, tracing on a graphics tablet or using an analog to digital conversion device. Physical objects can be digitized into a 3D digital image by a device with a mechanical arm that is moved into and out of all the corners. See digitizer tablet.
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Key words: Optical scanning, 3d digitising, coordinate measuring, reverse engineering
The preliminary result of a three-dimensional digitising is a point-cloud file that is not well suited for further analysis.
Similar digitising in inspection procedure was made for each of the measuring volumes.