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  • Solutions

    Solutions

    Best-in-Class, end-to-end 3D solutions and industry-leading expertise to help transform your workflows in design, engineering, manufacturing and healthcare

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  • Quickparts –
    On Demand Manufacturing

    Ordering a Part from One of Our Four Services Is Easy:

    Quickparts – Fast Turn Prototyping, Advanced Prototyping and Low-Volume Manufacturing
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    Choose your material, process, and finish

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    Receive your prototype in as little as 24 hours

    NOTE: Some orders may need a manual quote from our experts. Upload your model and recieve your quote within 24 hours.

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    • Quickparts – Fast Turn Prototyping

      Ordering a Part from One of Our Four Services Is Easy:

      Quickparts – Fast Turn Prototyping, Advanced Prototyping and Low-Volume Manufacturing
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      Upload your model

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      Choose your material, process, and finish

      3

      Receive your prototype in as little as 24 hours

      NOTE: Some orders may need a manual quote from our experts. Upload your model and recieve your quote within 24 hours.

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      Interested in an appearance models? Give us a call and we’ll start your order now.

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    • Advanced Prototyping

      Ordering a Part from One of Our Four Services Is Easy:

      Quickparts – Fast Turn Prototyping, Advanced Prototyping and Low-Volume Manufacturing
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      Upload your model

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      Choose your material, process, and finish

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      Receive your prototype in as little as 24 hours

      NOTE: Some orders may need a manual quote from our experts. Upload your model and recieve your quote within 24 hours.

      Appearance Models

      Interested in an appearance models? Give us a call and we’ll start your order now.

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    • Low-Volume Manufacturing

      Ordering a Part from One of Our Four Services Is Easy:

      Quickparts – Fast Turn Prototyping, Advanced Prototyping and Low-Volume Manufacturing
      1

      Upload your model

      2

      Choose your material, process, and finish

      3

      Receive your prototype in as little as 24 hours

      NOTE: Some orders may need a manual quote from our experts. Upload your model and recieve your quote within 24 hours.

      Appearance Models

      Interested in an appearance models? Give us a call and we’ll start your order now.

      CALL NOW
      770-901-3200

    • Appearance Models

      Ordering a Part from One of Our Four Services Is Easy:

      Quickparts – Fast Turn Prototyping, Advanced Prototyping and Low-Volume Manufacturing
      1

      Upload your model

      2

      Choose your material, process, and finish

      3

      Receive your prototype in as little as 24 hours

      NOTE: Some orders may need a manual quote from our experts. Upload your model and recieve your quote within 24 hours.

      Appearance Models

      Interested in an appearance models? Give us a call and we’ll start your order now.

      CALL NOW
      770-901-3200

  • Resources

    Resources

    Explore our customer stories, blog, videos and archived webinars to learn more about how our customers are optimizing their designs, transforming their workflows, bringing innovative products to market and driving new business models.

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      Webinars

      View our webinar recordings to learn more about customer applications, solutions and our products and services.

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    • Customer Stories

      Customer Stories

      Find out how customers are transforming their design and manufacturing processes with solutions ranging from digitization, design and simulation through manufacturing, inspection and management.

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    • Blog

      Blog

      Keep up-to-date with the latest customer applications, innovations and insights in digital design and manufacturing.

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      Video Gallery

      View our videos to learn more about our customer applications and solutions. Sort by industry or application.

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  • Support

    Support

    We are committed to providing the highest level of support and service to our customers. Connect with the right expert for your product and services.

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    • Hardware

      Hardware

      Link to our support portal community, contact us for service, get the latest software downloads, user manuals and more.

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    • Software

      Software

      Connect with our support portal, search through the knowledge base, download the latest versions, request support, training and more.

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    • Healthcare

      Healthcare

      Our customer service and technical support teams for simulation, surgical planning and medical device manufacturing are committed to the highest levels of service. This support is available in real time via telephone, email or the web.

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    • On Demand Manufacturing

      On Demand Manufacturing

      With a global team of experts to support your manufacturing needs, we are committed to customer success and delivering quality, innovation and reliability.

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    • Creative Services

      Creative Services

      We are committed to doing our utmost to provide our clients with support and assistance.

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  • How to Buy

    How to Buy

    Contact us for more information on buying our 3D printers, materials, software, services, scanners and haptics and healthcare solutions.

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    • 3D Printers

      3D Printers

      From plastics to metals, a 3D printer can open up new possibilities in digital manufacturing and workflows. Our printer sales are handled via an extensive global partner network and our channel managers.

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    • 3D Printer Materials

      3D Printer Materials

      Our professional and production 3D printer materials are sold through our extensive global partner network.

    • Scanners and Haptics
      • Capture Scanner

        Capture Scanner

        Bring physical objects directly into CAD, supercharge your product development process, and automate precise 3D inspection with Geomagic Capture - the powerful, integrated, industrial-grade 3D scanner and software system.

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      • Sense Scanner

        Sense Scanner

        Our Sense scanner is sold online through our 3dsystems.com shop site.

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      • Touch Haptic

        Touch Haptic

        Feel the power of digital sculpting with the haptic devices by 3D Systems and develop your own haptic applications with the advanced Phantom haptics and OpenHaptics toolkit.

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      • Touch X Haptic

        Touch X Haptic

        The Touch X haptic device allow users to feel 3D on-screen objects by applying force feedback on the user’s hand, and the Touch X delivers expanded true-to-life sensations with a more fluid feel and lower friction.

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      Scanners and Haptics

      Scan and capture the real world into 3D data with the Sense and Capture scanners coupled with powerful scan software to deliver both precision and ease-of-use.

    • Software
      • Geomagic Design and Inspection Software

        Geomagic Design and Inspection Software

        Geomagic Design X is the industry's most comprehensive reverse engineering software, combines history-based CAD with 3D scan data processing so you can create feature-based, editable solid models compatible with your existing CAD software.

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      • Cimatron CAD/CAM Software

        Cimatron CAM/CAD Software

        Dramatically increase your productivity, competitiveness and profitability with a wide range of dedicated applicative tools as well as full range of CNC technologies from simple 2.5 axis milling and drilling to complex 5-axis machining.

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      • GibbsCAM Production Software

        GibbsCAM Production Software

        GibbsCAM is a full-featured CAM system that provides powerful CNC programming capabilities without sacrificing ease of use.

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      • 3DXpert Metal Additive Manufacturing Software

        3DXpert Metal Additive Manufacturing Software

        Use an integrated solution to address all your metal 3D printing needs. Prepare and optimize parts for printing quickly and easily and print quality parts in record time.

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      • 3D Sprint for Plastic 3D Printing

        3D Sprint for Plastic 3D Printing

        Experience true productivity with exclusive additive manufacturing software for 3D Systems Plastic Printers.

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      Software

      3D Systems offers a comprehensive line of software solutions that cover everything from scanning to part and tool design to subtractive and additive manufacturing and inspection. Use our software solutions to increase your productivity, shorten your delivery time, and get quality results.

    • On Demand Manufacturing Services

      On Demand Manufacturing Services

      On Demand Manufacturing Services (Quickparts) has changed the way product development and manufacturing professionals source custom-designed parts. Get instant, custom generated quotes for the production of parts, anywhere in the world.

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    • Healthcare Solutions
      • Medical Simulators

        Medical Simulators

        3D Systems' product line is at the forefront of virtual reality medical simulation. The training simulators offer clinicians the most realistic, hands-on experience to master critical skills to ensure procedural efficiency without patient risk.

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      • Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP)

        Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP)

        3D Systems Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) technology is a market cleared, service based approach to personalized surgery, combining expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation, and 3D printing.

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      • Anatomical Models

        Anatomical Models

        Using medical image data, 3D Systems services use different additive manufacturing processes and materials to produce physical anatomical models, with the option to sterilize for reference during surgery.

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      • Medical Device Manufacturing

        Medical Device Manufacturing

        Our Medical Device Manufacturing services combine our expertise and Direct Metal Printing capabilities for prototyping, trial series, and large volume manufacturing for implants and instrumentation used for orthopedic, spinal, CMF, dental, and veterinary applications.

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      Healthcare Solutions

      3D Systems helps improve patient outcomes through 3D printing, training simulators, surgical planning and personalized medical technologies.

  • Contact Us

Support: Software & haptics

What is Invent?

Invent is powerful 3D design software that's easy to learn. It's optimized for 3D printing, so your designs will come out even better in real life.

What can I make with Invent?

Invent is very powerful - you can make almost anything you can think of! It's best for making 3D models that are meant to be 3d printed, and can make anything from very simple to very complex shapes. To create more freeform shapes, take a look at Sculpt.

How do I get Invent?

You can buy Invent for , or download a 14 day free trial. For either option, download and install the software. If you're going for the free trial, hit "Continue Trial" to start using Invent. If you've purchased the software, you'll be asked to enter your license key, which is located on your invoice. (When you log in to your account, go to "My Account". Your order will be under "My Orders" on the left side of the page, and will show the invoice when clicked.) This is a permanent license - no subscription fees.

What do I need to run Invent?

Invent runs on Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. See detailed tech specs.

How about some tutorials?

Here you go. You'll learn to use Invent through these fun and easy step-by-step projects.

I still need help.

No problem! We offer email support for licensing and basic design questions at desktopsupport@3dsystems.com.

How is Invent different from the software that comes with the Cube?

Invent is used to design and create 3D models. The Cube software doesn't let you design things, but instead loads existing 3D models and turns them into instructions the Cube 3D printer can understand.

How is Invent different from Design and Sculpt?

Invent lets you create models for printing. You create shapes in 2D and spin or pull the 2D shapes to create your 3D model. Design works the same way, but lets you create assemblies made of multiple parts, as well as share your designs with others. Sculpt lets you create and modify objects by pushing a pulling on them.

What file types can I make with Invent?

Invent files get saved as .fun files. You can also export a file in .stl format.

Will Invent create files ready to print on the Cube or CubePro 3D printer?

Not quite. Invent can export an STL file, which can be loaded into the Cube software (which you get when you activate your Cube printer) to be reformatted as a file that the Cube can read.

Can I import existing files into Invent to modify?

You can import STEP, IGES, SAT, and Solidworks file formats. Invent allows the creation and loading of single parts. If your imported file contains multiple parts, you will not be able to load it into Invent.

Will this software fix my existing 3D models to make them 3D printable?

During import of STEP, IGES, SAT, or SolidWorks files, you can try to heal the model to make it 3D printable. Many, though not all, models can be healed. Files originally designed in Invent shouldn't require any healing.

Can I open and modify my STL files in this software?

Invent does not open mesh models such as STL or OBJ, though it can export to STL. Check out Sculpt for opening your STL files.

Can I make drawings from my part in Invent?

Invent is meant to streamline your 3D printing process, and does not have any 2D drawing tools. Check out Design for 2D drawings.

Can I make round corners on my parts?

Sure! Invent has many design tools aimed at bringing your idea to reality.