Reverse engineering means analyzing software, firmware, or hardware to find out how it works.
The process of designing a system by finding out how the system works. In cognitive psychology, creating a theory of the mind by studying how the mind works.
The process of dismantling a competitorâ€(tm)s products to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the designs.
The determination of someone else's trade secret information via examination and testing of publicly available information. It is obvious that as soon as new information, products or equipment are made available on the market, competitors may analyse the process in order to understand and imitate or reproduce it.
A process whereby competitors' products are disassembled and analyzed for evidence of the use of better processes, components, and techniques.
The process of learning how a product is made by taking it apart and examining it.
The process of disassembling a hardware or software product from another company to find out how it works, with the intention of duplicating some or all of its functions in another product.
The process of physically and methodically tearing down competitors' products to learn about design characteristics, manufacturing processes, materials, and costs.
The decomposition and analysis of competitors' products in order to determine how they are made, their costs of production and the way in which future development may proceed.
The process of disassembling a piece of hardware or software to find out how it works. Back to Jump
the process of taking something apart (such as a Java or .NET application) to analyze details of its inner workings. See examples of reverse-engineers at work on our demos page.
The process of dissecting how a product is manufactured by taking it apart.
The process of importing source code into the model as standard UML model elements (classes, attributes, operations, etc.).
(v) A method of accurately evaluating existing products, then inputting the information into a CAD database. Often a coordinate measuring machine (CMM), an electromechanical device with a probe on one end that accurately measures objects, is used to input the 3-D data into the CAD system.
the process of analyzing a system's code, documentation, and behavior to identify its current components and their dependencies to extract and create system abstractions and design information. The subject system is not altered; however, additional knowledge about the system is produced.
To analyze the design of a system component to acquire data.
is the process of analyzing a subject system to (i) identify the system's components and their interrelationships and (ii) create representations of the system in another form or a higher level of abstraction.
The process of understanding a system without knowing how the system actually functions internally, but only judging how the system responds to various...
The process of disassembling, evaluating, and redesigning a competitor's product for the purpose of manufacturing a product with similar characteristics without violating any of the competitor's proprietary manufacturing technologies.
The process of analyzing an existing system; identifying system components, abstractions, and interrelationships; and creating representations of them. Redocumentation and design recovery are two forms of reverse engineering.
The ability to determine the hardware and/or software design, based on known inputs and outputs of various components. In essence, the process of working backwards from "solution" to design.
the process by which mechanical components can be modeled and reproduced by measuring their mechanical and performance characteristics and completely and accurately sampling and measuring their physical dimension and shape properties
The process of measuring an existing part to create a geometric CAD data definition of the part. In common non-technical usage, reverse engineering may also refer to measuring or analyzing a part or a product for the purpose of copying it.
The scientific method of taking something apart to figure out how it works.
The process of analyzing a software program in an effort to create a representation of the program at a higher level of abstraction than source code. Also called design recovery, the process can consist of data extraction, architectural specification, control flow and data flow understanding. [PRE92
the process of measuring and then creating a CAD model of an object that reflects how the object would be designed originally (design intent).
The process by which a player can deconstruct any equippable item into its component parts. As the player now knows how the item is constructed (also called a recipe), the player can then attempt to craft it (as well as modify it with an Enhancement). There is a possibility, based on the RE skill level and the complexity of the item it, to destroy it completely if the attempt fails.
Reverse engineering is broadly defined to cover the process of studying a competitor's product to gain information; e.g. the ingredients, how problems are overcome, or features related to its appearance. It is prima facie legal but can be hazardous if an attempt to obtain commercial advantage from such a process is made.
Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device or object or system through analysis of its structure, function and operation. It often involves taking something (e.g. a mechanical device, an electronic component, a software program) apart and analyzing its workings in detail, usually to try to make a new device or program that does the same thing without copying anything from the original. The verb form is to reverse engineer.