Design Solutions

The foundation of a great product is a great design. To enable innovation and productivity in design, 3D Systems’ design products and services help accelerate and optimize your designs across organic shapes, tooling design and dedicated solutions for Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM).

3D Systems' simulation solutions help optimize how your design will perform or build to save time and money.

3D Systems’ design solutions include:

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    3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS

    3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS is a complementary software for SOLIDWORKS that enables users to directly import their native CAD data and easily analyze, prepare and optimize designs for additive manufacturing. With 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS, you ensure high quality printed parts and get the most out of additive manufacturing’s advanced capabilities.  

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    Geomagic Freeform

    Geomagic Freeform is an organic design software that features a rich set of hybrid modeling tools to rapidly create organic models with fine, intricate details and prepare the models for manufacturing. Freeform software, together with Touch or Touch X haptic devices creates a hands-on design experience. 

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    Touch Haptic Device

    The Touch™ haptic device provides force feedback in a virtual design setting to allow users to interact with their design with true-to-life sensations. Touch is well suited for a wide variety of applications including 3D sculpting of virtual clay, scientific or medical simulations and mechanical component design.

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    Touch X Haptic Device

    The Touch™ X provides precision force feedback to take haptic capabilities to the next level. The Touch X delivers expanded true-to-life sensations with a more fluid feel. Touch X is a valuable component of interactive virtual environments in commercial, medical and research applications, among others.

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    Cimatron is an integrated CAD/CAM solution for the design and manufacturing of molds, dies and tools. It enables toolmakers to design and deliver high quality tools of any complexity and size in record time. With a wide range of feature-based and direct modeling tools, dedicated applicative tools as well as measurement and analysis tools, Cimatron users can dramatically increase their productivity, competitiveness and profitability.

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    3D Modeling Services

    With more than 20 years of experience in scan data processing and digital design, 3D Systems’ 3D Modeling Services team is available to help your project achieve your 3D design requirements. Simply get in touch with our experts for an information session on transforming your 3D scan data into a 3D model and we can answer your needs with our extensive capabilities ranging from CAD engineering to organic 3D modeling and beyond.  

Simulation Solutions

Simulating how your design will build can reduce manufacturing tryouts to reduce the time and money required to produce your part. results.

3D Systems’ simulation solutions are available for both additive and subtractive manufacturing and include:

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    3DXpert’s build simulation tool offers users the ability to achieve a repeatable and accurate manufacturing process with minimal time and cost. By verifying designs, orientation and support structures prior to printing, as well as detecting possible printing defects and post-processing impacts, 3DXpert ensures quality builds and reduced tryouts to shorten the time to final model.

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    Cimatron is an integrated CAD/CAM solution tailored to the unique requirements of tooling for molds, dies and discrete parts. Cimatron allows users to view the cutting process and its results prior to machining to analyze remaining material around the part. Simulate the real machine kinematics and toolpath motion and check tool shanks and holders against the part with advanced simulation generated with the G-code. Predicting machine behavior with Cimatron enables errors to be identified and eliminated ahead of time.

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    GibbsCAM is a full-featured CAM system that provides powerful CNC programming capabilities without sacrificing ease of use. Powerful toolpath simulation quickly and accurately displays single operations or complete programs for your CNC toolpath, and GibbsCAM can quickly display stock, part, tooling and fixtures to visualize tool movement and help identify errors early in the programming process. GibbsCAM machine simulation can render machines with unlimited axis and unlimited flows, which is especially helpful with complex CNC machines like multi-axis mill/turn machines.

Talk to our software experts for help determining which solution is right for you.