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Geomagic announced the latest version of its flagship 3D data processing solution, Geomagic Studio 2013, at the EuroMold 2012 exhibition late last month. Geomagic Studio 2013 expands on its array of advanced functions and easy-to-learn interface. As a result, Geomagic continues to help designers and engineers of all types to realise their product visions.
The newest update of Geomagic Studio allows users to save time with an included command line-driven version of the software. In this version of Geomagic Studio, customers can create and execute macros and scripts without a graphical user interface, thus allowing commands to run faster and use less memory. In addition, Geomagic Studio 2013 incorporates a higher level of platform exposure, meaning users can write more custom functionality into the software.
Geomagic Studio’s automated point cloud clean-up, mesh repair and patch functions are among the slew of cutting-edge, automated tools that help engineers and manufacturers produce highly accurate 3D polygon models. Coupling these data editing features with exact surfacing capabilities, Geomagic Studio makes it possible for automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, medical, electronics, tool and die, and consumer product companies to move through the design process faster and more cost-efficiently than before.
“Our goal is to push the envelope with every software release, to help our customers move faster, produce better products, and lower operating and manufacturing costs. Geomagic Studio 2013 is no exception. It’s the ultimate,” says Kevin Scofield, Geomagic’s Senior Product Manager. “If you use reverse engineering of physical objects in your process, if you design products from existing parts, if you need to surface complex models created in other programs for downstream manufacturing or do rapid prototyping, you won’t get more accurate 3D models anywhere.”
Geomagic Studio 2013’s streamlined functionality, usability and automation make it the fastest path from point and polygon data to exact surfaces and to existing feature-based CAD. The application’s exact surface modeling capabilities include NURBS surface creation from polygon models with a single click, adaptively fitting surfaces based on tolerances, and creating templates for rapid surfacing of similar objects. On the CAD side, Geomagic Studio is able to capture design intent from any shape, allowing users to seamlessly transfer parametric surfaces, solids, features and curves to all major CAD packages.
Key features of Geomagic Studio 2013 include:
- Python scripting environment that allows for customisation and deep access in selected commands
- Exact surfacing and AutoSurface
- Hard probing features to enable accurate measurement and creation of physical features
- Optimised for faster data processing and the ability to handle larger, denser point clouds effectively
- One-button surface creation
- Simplified 3D world coordinate system for easy alignment of data
- Simple ribbon command structure
- Export high-quality 3D data in all major neutral polygonal and NURBS formats
- Wide array of hardware plug-ins and supported file formats – STL, OBJ, VRML, DXF, PLY and 3DS – included at no additional charge
- Parametric modeling for direct export of history-based models to major mechanical CAD packages, including Autodesk Inventor, CREO Elements/Pro, CATIA and SolidWorks
- Export to SpaceClaim Engineer at the click of a button
- Accurate scan data collection directly from Faro, Creaform, Hexagon, Nikon and many other partners.
For new orders or customers with active maintenance contracts, Geomagic Studio 2013 will be available at the end of January 2013. Free trials of Geomagic Studio 2013 will be available at www.geomagic.com after its January release.
Geomagic Studio 2013 is also available as part of Geomagic’s Enterprise Bundle, which also includes Geomagic Qualify and Geomagic Spark, the company’s innovative new design-from-scan software. The Enterprise Bundle offers significant savings for those who require 3D scan-to-CAD capabilities, advanced point and polygon processing, and cutting-edge metrology applications