Geomagic – Design Direct
Geomagic© Design Direct, the only 3D application of its kind, seamlessly combines live scan data processing, CAD design, robust 3D point and mesh editing, assembly construction, and 2D drawing creation in one complete package.
Geomagic Design Direct features the industry’s most powerful scan data processing and editing tools inside of a native, comprehensive direct modeling CAD package. This combination of industry-leading CAD functionality and 3D scanning ushers in a new scan-in-CAD design paradigm that can ultimately refine product development windows, catalyze process efficiency, facilitate collaboration and bring products to market faster.
Geomagic Design Direct, the new Scan-in-CAD product, is now available for download!
Geomagic has created Design Direct – which is built upon an industry-leading CAD API by SpaceClaim© — for CAD experts and non-CAD users alike. Using direct modeling tools, Geomagic Design Direct’s intuitive controls and gentle learning curve empower everyone to be a productive CAD designer. Users can scan or import point clouds directly into the application and use the dynamic push/pull toolset to quickly create and edit solid models. Without a complex history tree holding them back, users are also free to alter designs on the fly and change parameters without constraints. Geomagic Design Direct is customizable via an array of third-party add-ins, and it integrates easily with all major external CAD packages.
Geomagic – Studio
Transform 3D Scan Data into Accurate Digital Models
Designed to handle the most demanding reverse engineering, product design and rapid prototyping challenges, Geomagic Studio transforms 3D scan data and polygon meshes into accurate 3D digital models. A perfect complement to the CAD, CAE and CAM tools you already own, Studio outputs industry standard formats including STL, IGES, STEP and native CAD files.
Comprehensive solution for creating as-built and as-designed models
Do you need to create optimized polygon meshes, watertight surfaces or CAD models from point cloud data? Are you looking to mix freeform and mechanical design? Do you want to create a parametric CAD model of a physical part? Perhaps you want to perform CFD and FEA analysis on as-built parts. Or maybe you want to create a digital archive. With Geomagic Studio, you can do it all.
Close the loop between the digital and physical world
Geomagic Studio gives you complete control over the surfacing process, enabling you to create watertight NURBS models that accurately represent your as-built parts. Automatic one-button surface creation is ideal for quickly creating models. For surfacing similar Objets, templates can be created to speed the process. In addition, Studio offers a comprehensive set of tools for refining patch layouts, comparing the polygon mesh with the surfaced model and more. Finished models can be exported to IGES or STEP.
Capture and reproduce design intent
With its built-in intelligence, Geomagic Studio can quickly extract design intent and create optimized CAD surfaces. Studio automatically identifies analytic surfaces such as planes, cylinders, cones and spheres. Plus it creates the most accurate swept and freeform CAD surfaces. To minimize downstream editing in CAD, constrained surface fitting lets you align surfaces precisely, while automatic surface extension and trimming lets you extend neighboring surfaces to create sharp edges. If you don’t need a fully editable model, automatic trimming and stitching lets you quickly create a watertight CAD-ready surface.
Leverage the physical Objets you already have
Why start with a blank screen when you can jumpstart your design process by scanning your clay model, organic Objet or existing physical part. Geomagic Studio supports all of the major 3D scanners, offering direct control via a plug-in for many of them. You can align, merge and register point cloud data. Plus, you can remove outliers and apply noise reduction to further optimize your data.
Create, refine and optimize polygon meshes
With the intuitive set of polygon editing tools including one button automatic mesh repair, interactive sandpaper, curvature sensitive smoothing and hole filling, you can produce high quality surface-ready polygon models even when you have less than perfect data. Smart decimation intelligently preserves the polygons in high curvature areas to create more efficient models for rapid manufacturing and 3D printing.
A perfect extension to your existing CAD system
Parametric exchange provides an intelligent connection between Geomagic Studio and CAD, allowing you to bring truly parametric models into popular CAD systems, including SolidWorks®, Pro/ENGINEER® and Autodesk® Inventor™. By working in tandem with your CAD system, there’s no need to learn a new set of tools for trimming and stitching models or introduce different workflows that might affect your standard process.
Geomagic – Control
Geomagic Control enables fast, accurate, graphical comparisons between digital reference models (CAD models or scanned physical models) and as-built parts for first-article inspection, production inspection and supplier quality management. A comprehensive report generator integrates multiple views including 2D and 3D dimensions, cross sections and GD&T callouts, as well as charts and tables in a variety of formats.
Inspect products in a fraction of the time
With Geomagic Control, inspection and approval can be completed in hours instead of weeks – accelerating time to market, significantly reducing cost and giving you a measurable competitive advantage. Geomagic Control is certified by PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) and meets the strict quality standards established by leading automotive and aerospace manufacturers such as General Motors and Pratt & Whitney.
Capture a comprehensive set of data for comparison
Why settle for two dimensional measurements with a traditional CMM or inspection gauge when you can capture every detail of your as-built part? Measuring and comparing the entire part enables you to much more accurately pinpoint trouble spots. For multi-sensor metrology users who want to combine 3D scanning with hard probing, Geomagic Control’s single interface that lets you quickly capture full 3D scan data and then use the hard probe to measure hard to reach areas or verify measurements of specific features.
Perform in-depth product and process assessment
Take advantage of Geomagic Control’s sophisticated analysis features to quickly assess out-of-tolerance conditions. 3D Compare creates a full color deviation map comparing the reference to the as-built part – aiding the designer’s understanding of the problems and enabling quicker turnaround time for design changes. Additional tools enable measurement of wall thickness, edge comparison, GD&T tolerances, as well as 2D and 3D dimensions.
Automation designer lets you reuse existing inspection workflows
Inevitably, no sooner than you define your inspection workflow, something changes – be it the reference model or some specific measurement you need to add. Geomagic Control lets you plan and automate new inspections by adapting existing inspections as well as enabling multiple different automated models inspections using a single reference model. With its drag and drop operations, updated inspection workflows can be created quickly and easily.
Collaborate on the inspection process
Generate detailed reports with numeric inspection data, multiple views, annotated user-defined views, notes and conclusions. Reports can be saved in a variety of formats including PDF, HTML, XLS, VRML and DOC. Use the free Geomagic Review to share inspection results with engineers, suppliers, partners, contractors and customers at other physical locations. Geomagic Review provides collaborative tools that improve communication, minimize the number of design and process changes, and result in faster product development and refinement.
Optional module for turbine engineering and inspection
The optional Geomagic Blade module for Geomagic Control provides specialized features for evaluating, testing and qualifying turbine blades, rotors, stators and components. It enables complete surface and feature inspection for verification to ensure parts meet tolerance, functional and performance specifications. It also provides new digital techniques for aligning edge-to-pin contact, automatic dimensioning of blade-specific characteristics and automated twist analysis.
Geomagic XOS/Scan is the value leader in shape capture (2G-2nd generation-reverse modeling) applications, which is the world’s 1st reverse engineering software offering fully automated scan data processing to allow user to make a NURBS model from raw 3D scan data within a few button clicks. Geomagic XOS is the most affordablereverse engineering software to end-to-end support point cloud, mesh, color texture, curve and surface operations in an integrated environment. As all-in-one software for 2G shape capture applications, it is the ideal tool for processing 3D scan data for 3D printing,rapid prototyping, and non-mechanical reverse engineering including medical, anthropological and archeological applications. Geomagic XOS widely supports all the possible shape capture workflows using 3D scan data.
3D Scanning to NURBS Conversion Ending up in CAD System with a Few Button Clicks
Throughout the development process, we focused on the automation of tedious and time-consuming tasks in reverse engineering modeling process. Thanks to its fully automated Scan-to-NURBS feature, 3 button clicks from 3D scanning software to NURBS conversion can be enough to end up being in other CAD systems.
Comprehensive Feature Set for Point Cloud, Polygon and Color Texture Processing
In addition to its Scan-to-NURBS modeling features, Geomagic XOS produces Class-A meshes in a single step. The collection of tools in the Geomagic XOS offers fast and accurate optimization & preparation of point clouds and polygons from any 3D scanning device. Also, a rich set of color-textured polygon model optimization and modeling tools is also available such as direct color texture editing, color-aware polygon operation and color parameter adjustment. The mesh models generated by Geomagic XOS can be directly used as input for target CAE, CAM and RP software for reverse engineering, CAE or manufacturing.
World’s Best and Automated Scan-to-NURBS Tool at the Most Affordable Price
Geomagic XOS is analogous to the surface modeler(2G shape capture solution). It is for those that have no need to perform redesign on parametric solids. Geomagic XOS offers advanced curve and surface tools for developing precise, high-quality surface models. Compared to Geomagic XOS, Rapidform XOR, Geomagic XOS’ family product, is analogous to the hybrid modelers(3G reverse modeler), which is the only 3D scanning software application that builds editable, parametric solid models from a raw 3D scan data.
Geomagic Design X
Geomagic Design X, the only 3G (third-generation) reverse engineering software, is a complete software application for creating CAD models from 3D scan data. With Rapidform XOR, you can open data from any 3D scanner and quickly create editable, parametric solid models of virtually any physical Objet. These models can be transferred from XOR into popular CAD applications, including SolidWorks®, Siemens NX™ and Pro/ENGINEER®, with complete feature trees intact. This means that – unlike second generation reverse engineering software – the models from XOR are editable just like any other part designed in CAD. And XOR can save models as Parasolid®, STP, IGS and STL for use in any CAD/CAM/CAE application.
The third-generation parametric reverse engineering approach inside XOR makes creating high quality, ready to manufacture CAD models fast and easy. Creating complete solid models accurate to within a few microns of a 3D scan takes less time than redrawing it in CAD. XOR, paired with a 3D scanner, is simply the fastest, most accurate way to create a design model of a real-world Objet.
Parametric CAD Models from 3D Scan Data
Geomagic Design Xuses proven solid and surface modeling techniques to create CAD models from point clouds and polygon meshes produced by 3D scanners. Unlike the raw data that is created by a 3D scanner, these CAD models are lightweight, made up of editable features, and are directly usable for machining, design changes, simulations, analysis and much more. And unlike first- or second-generation reverse engineering approaches, the models you create in XOR aren’t just static NURBS surfaces. They can be manipulated, edited, updated and changed at any time and in any way you define. And every model created in Geomagic Design Xis sure to be accurate. The patent-pending Accuracy Analyzer™ shows real time deviation analysis while you redesign the part, so you can ensure your finished model is faithful to the original 3D scan. And it saves time because you never have to leave XOR to check your modeling accuracy.
Capture Design Intent
In Rapidform XOR, you’re not just capturing the shape of the scanned Objet, you’re capturing its original design intent as well. XOR automatically detects features, such as revolves, extrusions, sweeps and fillets, on the scanned Objet. Finished CAD models from XOR are “intelligent” – they contain both form and function. Because the models are made up of features extracted from scans, rather than just surfaces that are fit to scan data, they are much cleaner and have defined dimensions and constraints.
Depending on the need, you may want your reverse engineered models to match the exact geometry of the real world part, including all of its imperfections. But more often than not, a pristine, idealized CAD model that represents the original design intent of the part is preferred. XOR is the only reverse engineering software that extracts design intent as CAD features.
Seamless Interoperability with Full Modeling History in CAD System
CAD models are the industry standard for communicating design parameters and manufacturing requirements. Once the 3D scan data of a part has been modeled in Rapidform XOR, a fully parametric solid model with modeling history can be exported through XOR’s patent-pendingliveTransfer™ and modified in SolidWorks®, Siemens NX™ and Pro/ENGINEER®. Other 3D applications can open models created in XOR using industry-standard formats like Parasolid®, STP and IGS.
Faster Than Any Other reverse engineering Approach
Geomagic Design Xtakes an elegantly simple approach to reverse engineering: redesign an Objet the same way it was originally designed. Because XOR uses 3D scan data as a template on which to build a CAD model, rather than converting the scan data into a NURBS surface model, you don’t need to spend much time cleaning or editing the point cloud or polygon mesh itself. Traditional first- and second-generation reverse engineering approaches require a perfected mesh, which can sometimes take hours to refine. With XOR, you skip directly to making the CAD model. Benchmark tests have shown that XOR’s third-generation approach cuts complex reverse engineering jobs from days to hours.
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Geomagic Verify is the ideal solution for inspecting parts with a 3D scanner. It borrows a powerful concept from the CAD world: every inspection job generates a history tree, so you can easily modify or repeat the inspection process any time. XOV combines in-depth inspection functionality with highly accurate algorithms certified and tested by leading metrology labs. And it reads native files from Siemens NX, CATIA V5 and Pro/ENGINEER, including dimensions, tolerances and datums.
The Most CAD Friendly Point-cloud Computer Aided Inspection Software
With XOV, you can import your CAD part files, and dimensions, tolerances, datums and alignment information all come in automatically. Native import is available for Siemens NX, CATIA V5 and Pro/ENGINEER (for SolidWorks, see InspectWorks). Parts from other CAD systems can be imported via Parasolid, STP, or IGS, and Geomagic Verify will automatically detect features and allow you to quickly define dimensions and tolerances to be inspected.
Macro-free Computer Aided Inspection Process Automation
In XOV, you’ve got a simple interface similar to popular CAD applications, so running through the inspection process is a breeze. Just import the CAD nominal, open the scans of your part (or use liveScan to run your 3D scanner inside XOV), and you’re ready to go. Every alignment, deviation color map, dimension and tolerance that you measure is added to the history tree, so you can track exactly what you’ve done and change anything at any time. No other point cloud metrology software lets you tweak your inspection process so easily. Imagine that you’re finishing up an inspection job, only to notice your part isn’t properly aligned to the CAD model – no problem! With XOV, you simply change the alignment, and the software recalculates every measurement and regenerates an inspection report.
Powerful Capabilities for the Most Demanding Reverse Engineering Software
There’s a reason Geomagic Verify is used by almost every major automaker and thousands of other companies: it has in-depth functionality to complete the toughest inspection jobs. Sophisticated alignments, ANSI Y14.5b compliant GD&T and extensive deviation analysis capabilities let you perform detailed inspections of your parts. Sheet metal, castings, plastics, tooling and machined parts can all be measured and compared to CAD models in XOV.
Automatic Computer Aided Inspection Repetition
Because Geomagic Verify tracks every step of the inspection process, once you’ve inspected one sample of a part, every subsequent sample can be inspected automatically. XOV recognizes features in the scan data and measures them on the fly without any user interaction needed. So the next part you inspect is just one step from beginning to end. You don’t need to write macros to automate your work because Geomagic Verify is history-based just like Rapidform XOR.
Proven Accuracy, Super Speed and Huge 3D Scan Data Capacity
When it comes to inspection, every calculation counts. That’s why Geomagic Verify’s geometry calculation algorithms have been tested by America’s NIST, Britian’s NPL and independently certified by Germany’s PTB metrology authority as Class 1 accuracy. Top manufacturers around the world trust Geomagic Verify to measure thousands of parts every day.