Geomagic only 3D modeling software to offer seamless integration between 3D scanning and parametric CAD for four major CAD packages

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009 4:00 AM

Research Triangle Park, NC, November 17, 2009- Geomagic has combined its three Geomagic Studio offerings into a single package that includes both design-intent and organic shape modeling solutions. The new package is available immediately at the same price as the former Geomagic Studio Shape Edition.

"Since we introduced design-intent modeling two years ago, we have continued to expand our offerings that give customers the ability to create optimized, parametric CAD models from 3D scan data," says Tom Kurke, Geomagic's chief operating officer. "Based on positive customer feedback and the increased demand for reverse engineering and product design originating from 3D scans, we decided to make design-intent modeling available in Geomagic Studio at no extra cost."

Different modelers for different needs

Design-intent modeling within Geomagic Studio enables objects to be modeled as they were originally designed, with a combination of primitive shapes, swept features and freeform surfaces. This allows users to capture physical parts and model them without showing manufacturing defects or the wear-and-tear that results from use over time. Design-intent modeling greatly reduces the time required to transform physical objects into editable CAD models for applications such as product design and reverse engineering.

The more organic shape modeling in Geomagic Studio creates water-tight NURBS surfaces for medical, scientific and reverse-engineering applications, where users want to create exact 3D replicas of an existing object. This type of modeling is important in conducting accurate engineering analysis of an as-built part, which almost always differs from the CAD model. It is also the preferred tool for modeling organic objects as they exist in the real world, including human anatomy and historical artifacts.

Freedom of choice

The two modelers in Geomagic Studio are the perfect combination for Charles Evans, design analyst for Florida Turbine Technologies Inc.

"Geomagic Studio gives us the freedom to choose the modeling method that's most effective for a specific job," says Evans. "Design-intent modeling coupled with Parametric Exchange for Pro/ENGINEER gets us from scanning to CAD models quicker and more accurately than any other modeling software. When we need to produce an exact geometric model of a complex physical object, the shape modeler is the ideal tool for the job."

Seamless integration with CAD

Geomagic Studio is the only 3D modeling software to offer seamless integration with four major CAD packages. Geomagic's Parametric Exchange feature enables users to quickly and easily create optimized, parametric CAD models, complete with model trees that are editable within popular CAD software. Geomagic Studio supports SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and Pro/ENGINEER out of the box. A pre-release version of Parametric Exchange for NX is available for download.

Available now

Geomagic Studio with design-intent and organic shape modeling and Parametric Exchange is available immediately. The comprehensive solution ships with both 32- and 64-bit editions on the CD, and supports English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Visit www.geomagic.com for more information, the free 90-day trial, and a list of international offices and resellers.

About Geomagic

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment. 

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coindesign, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizationsuse Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,Boeing, Harley DavidsonTimberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & WhitneyNASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.

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