Friday, May 2, 2008 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N. C., May 2, 2008- Geomagic Studio 10 has received the Readers' Choice Award as the top product in the April issue of Desktop Engineering magazine. The award is based on reader votes for new products announced in the magazine.

Geomagic Studio software makes it possible to digitally reconstruct an infinite variety of complex real-world shapes from 3D scan data.  Bringing physical parts into the digital realm opens up a new world of possibilities in areas such as product design, re-engineering of parts, mass customization of products, engineering analysis, rapid prototyping, and digital archiving.

With Geomagic Studio, users can capture either the as-built part or the original design intent. The Geomagic Shape module provides the fastest, easiest way to digitally reconstruct a physical part as it exists. The new Fashion module quickly extracts design intent and recreates original surface aesthetics from existing physical objects; the resulting files are ready for further design and engineering work in popular 3D CAD software.

Saves "a ton of time"

Tony Lockwood, editor at large for Desktop Engineering, had this to say about Geomagic Studio 10 upon selecting it as "Pick of the Week":

"Geomagic Studio 10 reflects years of development to make the hard job of going from data to MCAD-ready files easy. Version 10 also makes that job quicker and more flexible so that you can focus on the art of reconstructing accurate digital models of physical objects...Geomagic Fashion saves you a ton of time building surfaces and then building MCAD models by identifying planes, radii, and freeform shapes from scan data directly."

Available now

Geomagic Studio 10 can be purchased with and without Geomagic Fashion. The software ships with both 32- and 64-bit editions on the CD, and supports English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Special introductory pricing is available through June 2008 for existing customers who wish to upgrade, as well as for new buyers. Visit www.geomagic.com for more information, the free 30-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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Rachael Taggart
Geomagic, Inc.
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