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Unrolling, Rolling, Flattening, and Curling Tools
Scan directly into Geomagic Control X, Geomagic Design X, Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS, and Geomagic Wrap.
Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS supports key scanners from FARO®, Hexagon®, Artec®, Creaform®, Nikon®, and Geomagic Capture®.
Geomagic Control X, Geomagic Design X, and Geomagic Wrap support direct 3D scanner control tools and indirect file import for every major scanner on the market.
Transfer your data seamlessly with multiple 3D file export options and LiveTransfer™ of 3D parametric models with full design history directly to popular CAD software.
Export models in a variety of standard file formats including any neutral CAD or polygon file.
LiveTransfer is an automatic, real-time data transfer feature unique to Geomagic Design X that seamlessly exports whole or partial data of 3D parametric models—including the geometries, topologies, modeling histories, and parameters—directly to popular feature-based CAD systems including Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Inventor®, CATIA®*, PTC® Creo®, Siemens® NX™, Siemens Solid Edge®*, and SOLIDWORKS®.
*CATIA® and Siemens Solid Edge® do not support exporting modeling history and parameters.
Use Accuracy Analyzer™—a real-time, patented analysis tool—to create the best results of a 3D feature model from 3D scan data within design tolerances.
It analyzes deviations between the intermediate or final model with the raw 3D scan data and verifies the results. You can check the quality and continuity of a model’s faces to ascertain whether you can manufacture the final model without problems. It includes:
Use the analyzed results to create an optimal 3D model within allowable design tolerances. Whenever the analysis of intermediate/final result is required, you can use the Accuracy Analyzer during the modeling process to:
Produce quality meshes in a single step. You can use the mesh models directly as input data in CAE and CAM software for reverse engineering or manufacturing.
Powerful mesh optimization tools create a mesh from 3D scan data and meet the specific requirements for CAE.
Comprehensive, easy-to-use mesh repair tools deliver state-of-the-art tools for rapid hole filling, smoothing, optimizing, rewrapping, sharpening, and polishing. You can heal, optimize, edit, and modify a complete mesh from existing 3D scan data.
Process color textures on meshes automatically with color scan processing.
Use mesh segmentation tools for automatic segmentation and geometry classification visibly.
Separate a single, multi-body mesh into multiple, independent meshes quickly for improved handling of additive files and assemblies.
Use automated curve layout tools for sketching curves on meshes including lofted slicing plans and extraction of sharp edges. Extract sectional polylines or silhouette polylines from a mesh or a point cloud and create 2D sketches such as lines, circles, arcs, and rectangles on extracted polylines.
Set constraints between sketches and rebuilding splines and apply constraints on sketch entities to create a fully parametric model. Extract correct and accurate design intent from scan data.
Create a sketch profile based on section polylines with the Auto Sketch feature. It includes highly sophisticated curve and sketch tools to extract sketch profiles and feature curves from mesh automatically for comprehensive reverse modeling. You can use these curves to define surface boundaries.
The sketching process extracts lines and arcs from complex section polylines and connects them to create a sketch profile that may otherwise be difficult and time-consuming. While creating a sketch profile, Auto Sketch intelligently recognizes a relationship between lines and arcs and automatically sets constraints to the sketch profile. You can create a complete sketch profile with Auto Sketch.
Auto Sketch automatically creates sketch entities such as lines, circles, and arcs on section polylines based on analyzed section polylines. Auto Sketch is useful to create sketch entities based on scan sections quickly.
Use modeling wizards to extract geometric features from a polygonal mesh model. These wizards intelligently analyze and extract feature information such as feature profiles, axes, and paths and automatically create features from a mesh.
Create primitive features:
Automatically create CAD features:
After you create a feature with the modeling wizards, you can edit features manually for more accurate results.
All features are parametric based. Therefore, when you edit a feature, the other features update automatically for greater productivity.
Use the intelligent Redesign Assistant™ feature in the modeling and extracting design intent phases to extract design parameters and elements from 3D scan data. It helps you define feature shapes with accurate parameters and design elements easily. Use it to extract distance, radius, thickness, and draft angle from 3D scan data.
Furthermore, when creating a revolved shape or a spiral shape like a drill, you can extract important design parameters such as height, radius, pitch, and revolving ratio, as well as design elements such as section profile, 3D sweeping patch, and rotational axis. The extracted design parameters and elements then define an accurate 3D feature shape as reference information.
Simplify the modeling of complex, revolved designs. Create design-intent models from intricate parts that have shapes like non-constant helices or 3D profiles.
Using a comprehensive suite of mesh processing tools, you can unroll the mesh to extract a 2D sketch automatically, modify it, and then reroll the sketch for additional engineering.
These tools reduce the need for multiple rounds of trial and rework, which dramatically improves part precision, efficiency, and downstream usability.
Use the Auto Surfacing feature to fit surface patches onto a mesh and create a surface body with the click of a button. This is important to design a complex, freeform part; create model data for manufacturing a freeform shape; or analyze a geometric shape.
Auto surfacing creates a surface body that can envelop the entire geometric shape of a target mesh. It provides two different methods:
It creates a NURBS model with minimal user interaction. Its intelligent patch network tools include a choice of quad patch fitting and T-junction patches that automatically construct a 3D patch network on an entire mesh. And it creates continuous NURBS surfaces by fitting control points in the network. It is useful to:
Simplify the hybrid modeling process with the Selective Surfacing feature. It provides easy workflows to repatriate a generative mesh or 3D scan into CAD with intelligence for traditionally difficult parts with both organic and prismatic features—such as castings, medical implants, moldings, and topology-optimized designs.
It enables you to use an efficient hole-filling operation for a target surfacing region and create organic shapes in a region of your model easily from two selection methods:
Selective surfacing combines fast, organic surfacing with high-precision feature modeling methods, which results in increased productivity, greater downstream CAD reusability, and maintaining control over model accuracy.
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Use automated batch process macros for scan processing by node-based definition.
Batch process macros are useful to:
Expertly handle massive mesh and point cloud data alignment, processing, and refining mesh construction with point cloud processing tools.
Edit point clouds including:
Convert point clouds to/from other entities:
Extract a reference plane, vector, coordinate system, polyline, or point with multiple combinations of input.
The reference geometry tools include various commands necessary for creating primitive geometries and editing the geometries.
In addition, you can export reference geometries.
The first step of mesh modeling and reverse engineering is to import scan data. Import 3D files in standard mesh formats, various scan data formats from multiple scanner types and manufacturers, and from other Geomagic software applications. You can choose from over 60 file formats including polygons, point clouds, and CAD.