Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N. C., September 10, 2008- Geomagic has launched three new Geomagic Studio editions that target specific application needs in mechanical design and medical/scientific markets. Geomagic Studio is the world's leading software for creating accurate 3D digital models from scan data of physical objects.

The three editions are made possible by Geomagic Fashion, the new module released with Geomagic Studio 10 in January. Customers such as Charles Evans, design analyst for Florida Turbine Services, have quickly embraced the Geomagic Fashion approach and recognized that it is the only method they need for surfacing.

"Geomagic Fashion gets us from scanning to accurate CAD models in half the time of other software," says Evans. "It is simple to use, and even with complex shapes and less-than-desirable point clouds, the accuracy is fantastic."

Solutions for specific needs

Based on the success of Geomagic Fashion and the long-established value of the Geomagic Shape surfacing module, Geomagic has given customers three editions of Geomagic Studio from which to choose:

  • Geomagic Studio - Fashion Edition is the premier product for mechanical design applications such as new design and reverse engineering. It includes Geomagic Fashion for automatically extracting design intent from scanned physical objects, providing the fastest way to go from scanning to CAD-ready surfaces. Geomagic Fashion automatically identifies, analyzes and corrects imperfections in the scan data to create high-quality analytic and freeform surfaces that can be further manipulated in CAD, reducing the amount of time required to leverage or replicate an existing design.
  • Geomagic Studio - Shape Edition is designed for medical and scientific applications where users want to create exact 3D replicas of organic objects such as bones or historical artifacts. It includes the Geomagic Shape surfacing module for creating water-tight NURBS surfaces.
  • Geomagic Studio - Complete Edition is ideal for mechanical designers who want to extract design intent from existing objects and perform FEA and CFD analysis on as-built parts. This edition includes Geomagic Fashion for design work and Geomagic Shape for creating models of as-built parts.

Geomagic also offers bundles that combine any edition of Geomagic Studio with Geomagic Qualify, the company's computer-aided inspection software. This enables users to close the loop between product design and product manufacturing by comparing original CAD designs to the finished product.

"The new Geomagic Studio editions reflect our commitment to deliver solutions that meet our customers' specific needs," says Cathy Hofknecht, vice president of marketing for Geomagic. "In keeping with our mantra 'The Magic of Making It Simple,' the new editions include only the functionality users need for their specific applications, ensuring that they benefit from the exceptional ease-of-use and short learning curves for which Geomagic is known."

A full listing of Geomagic products and a feature comparison for the three different Studio editions can be found on the Geomagic web site: www.geomagic.com.

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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