The software is a new suite of affordable CAD design solutions, delivering comprehensive and robust mechanical CAD design tools, enabling ideas to go from concept to manufacturing and production for professional engineers, students, consumers, hobbyists and makers.
Geomagic - which was acquired by 3D Systems in February 2013 - produces products that deliver 3D Systems' commitment to democratise access to intuitive and advanced solutions that are outstanding both as standalone CAD design suites and as seamless additions to any multi-CAD environment.
Beta-tester for the latest Geomagic innovation David McMahon commented: "I just want to compliment the Geomagic team on an outstanding release. The renewed toolsets for the 2D drawing mode and their full integration into the workflow are what I most appreciate."
Leveraging 3D Systems' combined Alibre and Geomagic platform, Geomagic Design is now available as part of a series of software packages that include Geomagic Freeform products.
These powerful packages combine organic, touch-based 3D sculpting with robust B-Rep CAD and detail design tools from Geomagic Design.
There are three versions of Geomagic Design - formerly known as Alibre Design - available to buy. These include Personal, Professional and Expert, each tailored to the needs and monetary limitations of the market's growing user base.
Furthermore, Geomagic Design comes with over 35 new tools and over 100 enhancements, built on a robust platform that is sure to deliver a rock-solid design-to-manufacture experience.
Among the top features of Geomagic Design are:
- 2D Documentation Module - with new tools and workflow enhancements that allow engineers to immediately and accurately create 2D detail drawings from the 3D data for use in manufacturing and production planning
- Sheet Metal Design Module - for integrated sheet metal design capabilities plus new sketch bend commands to tackle complex design tasks
- New Platform - featuring a highly productive engineering design environment for an exceptional user experience.
The new software also includes comprehensive rendering tools, built-in motion simulation tools and a wide range of 3D CAD and neutral 3D format support to enable interoperability of design data.
Geomagic Design Expert provides 3D design, advanced sheet metal design, rendering, 2D documentation, data and process management, and simulation tools for $1,999 (£1,301, €1,527).
Design Personal - which is geared towards the maker, hobbyist and student market - can be purchased for as little as $199.