Geomagic - Control X

Geomagic Control X 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 X, 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.

Geomagic Quality InspectionCapture 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’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’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 X 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.

Control X 2018:

Control X 2018 New Features

Scan Processing Automation

  • Align, Clean & Merge scanned data automatically

Multi-Alignment Inspection

  • Repeatable inspection for parts with large deviations
    • i.e. – sheet metal, automotive/aerospace frames, parts w/ wear or deformation

Deviation Location

  • Identify and characterize deviations & surfaces (i.e. – dents and corrosion)
    • i.e. – aerospace, automotive & mining applications

Airfoil Analysis

  • Blade & 2D Twist analysis

Guided Probing Inspection

  • Specify & require probe locations for consistent, repeatable inspection

Control X 2018 Enhancements


  • Import native Wrap & Legacy control files
  • CAD Tessellation option
    • Brings in as a polygon, but treats as a CAD file
    • All faces are selectable
  • Import ASCII Geometry as features & create inspection
  • Increased scanning performance

User Interface

  • Custom user roles/profiles with custom interfaces
  • Quick create & edit geometry
  • Metrology option section
    • Tools & Options
      • Annotations, orientations, tolerances, measurement methods, reporting and airfoil
    • Scan grouping (helps with merging)
    • Improved results navigator


  • Probe location
  • Comparison points & simulated CMM points


  • 3D PDF
  • Customizable table templates
  • Faster rebuild times
  • Automatable .CSV export

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