I have a project where my input will be scanned data. I am assuming that this will come in the guise of an STL file.
Do you already know how the scan is going to be done? Is it already a safe assumption that you will get an STL file as a result?
Scanned data can be as simple as a list of 3d (x,y,z) coordinates listed in a text file, that you would import in Meshlab as a points cloud for example, and generate the mesh from this.
Meshmixer has good sculpting tools, in addition to transformation, logical operations, etc. Since you'll have scan data as input, the analysis capabilities (inspector) will also be valuable.
You can find some tutorials on YT to start with.
I can agree that the interface might appear complicated, but it is not so hard at all.
Meshlab could be useful for many things, but I doubt you will like it.
I once used InStep to convert STL to STEP, but the "free" mode is limited to 3000 faces,
My advice is to give Meshmixer a try.
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