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Intelligent connection speeds workflow from 3D scan data to native CAD files;
V11 includes range of enhancements that streamline every aspect of 3D modeling

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 29, 2009- Geomagic announces Geomagic Studio 11, featuring Parametric Exchange that establishes an intelligent connection between scanning and CAD, and a range of enhancements that streamline every aspect of the 3D modeling process.Geomagic Studio 11 will begin shipping on May 4 and is making its public debut next week in the Geomagic booth at Control 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Geomagic Studio is the world's leading software for creating accurate 3D digital models from scan data of physical objects for reverse engineering, product design, medical applications, digital archiving, and rapid prototyping and manufacturing.

Parametric Exchange in Geomagic Studio 11 provides an intelligent connection with CAD to enable automatic native reconstruction of geometry, speeding product development time and increasing quality of the final model. Specific benefits include:

  • Reduced development time by capturing design intent and automatically producing truly parametric models.
  • Faster turnaround time and reduced cost for reverse engineering of complex designs.
  • Improved work efficiency by enabling seamless workflow from scan data to CAD.
  • Ability to create true native CAD files, eliminating the need for intermediate neutral file formats such as IGES and STEP.
  • Short learning curve by complementing user's CAD system rather than introducing a duplicate set of tools to learn.

Saving "countless hours"

"I've been using Parametric Exchange for SolidWorks ever since it became available as a technology preview at Geomagic Labs and it has saved me and my design team countless hours of work," says Jeremy Smith, a scanning specialist for Dienamic Tooling Systems, an automotive tooling company based in Lenoir City, Tenn.

"Parametric Exchange also improves accuracy because all datums, features and holes are lined up properly," says Smith. "Before, we had to transfer planes and features in several IGES files and manually match them up in SolidWorks. Now, Parametric Exchange makes it easy to transfer parametric surfaces, solids, datums and curves from Geomagic Studio directly into SolidWorks."

Parametric Exchange is currently available for SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.

Impacting entire process

In addition to Parametric Exchange, Geomagic Studio 11 includes new developments that improve the entire digital reconstruction process, from point and polygon processing to surfacing to construction of full parametric models. New features include:

  • Interactive polygon sculpting tools for editing and reshaping models in early design stages, speeding development of high-quality models.
  • Mesh Doctor, a new feature that automatically detects and corrects errors in the polygon mesh, yielding higher-quality, surface-ready polygon models.
  • Mesh radius analysis to further automate the process of reconstructing native geometry from scan data for faster reverse engineering and new design.
  • Curvature-sensitive smoothing that increases polygon mesh quality by polishing noisy data in flatter areas while preserving highly curved areas and details.
  • New tangent hole fill option for filling extremely complex holes quickly.

For more information

Geomagic Studio 11 ships with both 32- and 64-bit editions on the CD, and supports English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Visit www.geomagic.com for more information, the free 90-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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