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New version automates processing of large, ordered data

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2002 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 13, 2002- Geomagic has released Geomagic Studio 4.1, which speeds processing of large, ordered data files for scan registration, and provides support for additional scanners.

The upgrades further improve the functionality of Geomagic Studio, the only single software package that provides a complete solution for 3D photography, the process of rapidly turning a physical part into an accurate 3D digital model.

Geomagic Studio 4.1 now supports 3D scanners and file types that create and store point data in a grid-ordered format, known as ordered data. This is similar to the way a photograph produces an ordered grid of 2D pixels. Preliminary tests indicate that Geomagic Studio 4.1 speeds processing of large ordered data by a factor of 10. Geomagic Studio 4.1 includes the following functions for improving performance and memory efficiency when working with ordered data:

  • Direct import of data from 3PI (ShapeGrabber), AC (Steinbichler), CAM/CDM (Minolta Vivid 700/900), GTI (Genex) and PMJX (3D Digital) formats.
  • Ability to directly handle ordered data from Minolta VIVID 700 or 900 scanners.
  • A new uniform-sampling technique for ordered data.
  • Flexibility to maintain order for key functions or to break order for certain operations.
  • Ability to take advantage of ordered data for shade points, manual registration, global registration and merge operations.

Geomagic Studio 4.1 has a new command to remove the shaded color view from point clouds, enabling users to conserve memory when working with very large data sets. It includes new support for Open Technologies' 3Dshape and Genex Technologies' Rainbow EI scanners.

"This release gives Geomagic Studio the lead in handling large scanned data in either ordered or unordered format," says Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic. "It furthers the speed, reliability and automation that users have come to expect from Geomagic products."

Geomagic Studio 4.1 is available immediately. Existing Geomagic Studio 4.0 customers can download a 4.1 patch that does not require installing the entire application.

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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