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Nov 8, 2011

Geomagic Enhances 3D Imaging Software Using Tech Soft 3D Technology

Geomagic Streamlines User Experience By Integrating Tech Soft 3D HOOPS Exchange CAD Importers In Its 2012 Inspection and Metrology Product Line.

Geomagic®, the leading provider of 3D software for creating and inspecting digital models of physical objects, today announced that the enhanced features of Geomagic’s 2012 product line for digital inspection is now integrating 3D CAD importers via Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange. This added technology will optimize the performance of the industry’s leading 3D inspection software.

Collaboration between Geomagic and toolkit provider Tech Soft 3D provides customers with a seamless method of integrating scanned and probed data with 3D CAD data. TTF translation libraries, now developed as HOOPS Exchange, enhance Geomagic Qualify 2012 and Geomagic Qualify Probe with the ability to fully integrate and consolidate pertinent information to allow customers to define, design, manufacture and service products.

The integration of HOOPS Exchange propels Geomagic beyond competitors, as it allows the company’s 3D inspection products to include built-in CAD data importers using native formats of CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, and Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) at no additional charge. Direct integration with the CAD importers delivers reference data directly into the inspection and measurement process to quickly assess deviations for a cost-effective end result. Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) included with the CAD models can also be imported.

“Tech Soft’s technology is a perfect fit for Geomagic as it offers high quality interoperability suited for our customers’ needs, and the company delivers top-class support for its products,” said John Alpine, VP of Engineering, Geomagic. “This integration allows us to deliver industry-leading CAD import tools to our customers in a highly competitive way while still pushing the envelope further by including PMI import.”

“We are pleased to add an innovative company like Geomagic to the list of HOOPS Exchange customers,” added Gavin Bridgeman, Vice President, SDK Products, Tech Soft 3D. “Geomagic’s products have a long history of not only helping to improve manufacturing, but also helping to benefit humanity. We are proud that our products and people will play an integral role in that.”

The combination of Geomagic and Tech Soft 3D software will provide users with access to robust capabilities for manufacturers as they identify process and manufacturing weaknesses using 3D inspection tools. Additionally, the comprehensive probing and scanning mechanisms allow manufacturing operations to proceed with confidence in their product quality.

The new CAD importers are available in the 2012 version of Geomagic Qualify and the new Geomagic Qualify Probe software products that have just been released.