Geomagic announces the release of a new product. Geomagic Qualify allows for “one-glance” inspections on shop floor; Raindrop also announces improvements to Geomagic Studio in V3.1

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2001 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 2, 2001- New software called Geomagic Qualify from Geomagic allows automatic graphical comparisons between a CAD master model and the built part or object. Geomagic also announces Geomagic Studio 3.1, the latest version of its software that enables 3D photography applications in manufacturing, engineering, design and new media.

Shop-floor inspectors, technicians and design engineers can use Geomagic Qualify to quickly and easily overlay, evaluate and report deviations between designed and built parts. Inspections can be performed with one click of the mouse and shared with colleagues via automatically generated, web-ready HTML reports. Geomagic Qualify provides accurate comparisons that allow users to comply with even the strictest deviation standards.
Important Geomagic Qualify features include:

  • Automatic alignment – Aligns scan data and CAD models automatically for precise comparison.
  • IGES import – Integration with Geomagic Studio allows point data to be compared with IGES files.
  • Tolerance and deviation computation – Users can specify the level of tolerance for comparisons and report deviation results in minute detail.
  • Color mapping of results – Deviation levels are displayed graphically using customized colors. Users can see the whole range of deviation for a detailed analysis or produce a “go/no-go” display of green and red for one-glance decisions on the shop floor.
  • Annotations – Comments or deviation data can be added to a Qualify model for use in reports and presentations.
  • Automated report generation – HTML reports can be generated automatically with a single click. Reports can include multiple, user-defined and annotated views; numeric details; VRML objects; and notes and conclusions. They can also be displayed in printable formats.

New in Geomagic Studio 3.1

Geomagic's latest version of Geomagic Studio provides easier control of color and automatic alignment of templates. Users can now adjust the brightness and contrast of color models within Geomagic Studio. Smaller-sized files can be created by automatically decimating the number of triangles within models without compromising color fidelity, surface integrity or detail. Patch templates within version 3.1 can be fitted automatically into new models. The new features in Geomagic Studio 3.1 further the software's ability to automate the 3D photography process, which entails taking output from 3D scanners, capturing the color, texture and shape of real-world objects, and transforming them into usable models for diverse applications.

“These two products allow professionals to quickly and easily perform highly detailed tasks that once required cumbersome, time-consuming, repetitive and often inaccurate processes,” says Ping Fu, the company's president. “Geomagic Qualify delivers automation, simplicity and assurance in the field of computer-aided inspection. Geomagic Studio provides the tools for 3D photography applications that can transform the way companies do business.”

Geomagic Qualify and Geomagic Studio 3.1 will be first released to customers on January 15 and officially ship on February 15. Geomagic Qualify is available as a standalone application or as an integrated module within Geomagic Studio 3.1. Contact Geomagic at sales@geomagic.com or 919-474-0155 for pricing.

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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