Best practice for consistent design

    Reverse engineering surfaces with Tebis

    In cooperation with BMW Group Design, Tebis has developed reliable methods to combine form development by manual and virtual design as effectively as possible.


    BMW Group


    München, Germany


    Digitized data processing, Reverse engineering, Surface quality, Design development

    • Quickly generate high-quality surfaces from digitized data of design models
    • Surface data always available in form development process
    • Simple handling and cost savings


    Model making



    For a model of medium complexity, developing high-quality CAD design surfaces for the outer skin of a vehicle now takes roughly 50 hours. (Previously, it took about twice the time.)

    BWM Group-Design

    We are working on fast surfaces in cooperation with BMW. We want to go from the current average of 25 hours of work for design surfaces to 10 hours for surfaces that are good enough for initial investigations. We are extremely confident that we will achieve this goal together.

    Eckhard Metzger, Product manager at Tebis

    Clay processing in BMW Design

    The precise and fast transfer of physical vehicle models into the virtual world is an important success factor in design.

    Over the past two decades Tebis, in cooperation with BMW Group, has managed to generate increasingly high-quality design surfaces in shorter and shorter times.

    Tebis 4.0, on the market since 2015, includes all the design functions developed in cooperation with BMW Group. Be sure that your company benefits as well.

    Learn more about the role of Tebis:

    • In the BMW design process
    • For shorter processing times
    • For high quality in clay processing
    • In digitized data processing
    • In reverse engineering
    • In ensuring surface quality