Thursday, Jul 5, 2007 5:00 AM
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 5, 2007- Geomagic has released a 64-bit edition of Geomagic Studio 9 digital reconstruction software that can process data sets containing more than 200 million points or polygons.
Geomagic Studio automatically creates accurate models from scan data of physical parts, making it ideal for applications such as mass production of customized devices, build-to-order manufacturing, engineering analysis, visualization, and digital asset archiving for an automatic recreation of legacy parts.
Geomagic Studio 9 (64-bit edition) takes advantage of the expanded memory capacity of 64-bit computer systems to process huge datasets generated by the newest generation of non-contact 3D scanners. Larger, denser datasets are being used more frequently in automotive, aerospace and other industries for design, analysis, assembly and inspection. A scan of an automotive exterior, for example, is typically in the range of 30 to 100 million points.
“The latest edition of Geomagic Studio fulfills the industry’s need for processing capacity while continuing to deliver Geomagic's patented automation, flexibility, and simplicity,“ says Peter Scott, Geomagic's vice president of engineering.
Benchmark testing has shown Geomagic Studio 9 (64-bit edition) capable of loading and processing models containing more than 200 million polygons on a system with 8 GB of RAM. The latest version of Geomagic Studio has proven to reduce processing time by as much as 90 percent.
“Geomagic Studio 9 (64-bit edition) easily processes datasets from scanners that create massive point clouds,“ says Michael Raphael, president of Direct Dimensions, a leading digital shape sampling, and processing (DSSP) service bureau. “This is a big step forward, and will expand our use of Geomagic software to projects requiring datasets of a size that could barely be imagined only five years ago.“
The 64-bit capabilities in the latest version of Geomagic Studio 9 improve performance at every phase of the software's workflow, including:
- processing of ordered or unordered data, multiple-scan point clouds or a single point cloud from any 3D scanner;
- automated conversion of point clouds into polygons to create watertight digital models for digital manufacturing, rapid prototyping and visualization; and
- automated translation of complex polygon models into accurate, high-quality NURBS surfaces for hybrid modeling and CAD/CAM/CAE applications.
The latest version of Geomagic Studio also includes improved NURBS surface generation and new features such as transparency for polygon models and advanced lighting properties. Geomagic Studio is offered in English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish and Italian from Geomagic and its distributors worldwide.
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, coin design, 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 organizations use Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW, Boeing, Harley Davidson, Timberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, 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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