Nov 8, 2011

Geomagic Releases 2012 Product Line for Reverse Engineering and Inspection

Geomagic®, the leading provider of 3D software for creating and inspecting digital models of physical objects, today announced the release of its innovative 3D imaging products: Geomagic Studio 2012, Geomagic Wrap 2012, Geomagic Qualify 2012, Geomagic Qualify Probe and Geomagic Wrap OEM Edition. This powerful suite of software delivers the latest technological advancements in 3D scan and probe data transformation, precise polygonal imaging and 3D inspection and metrology, all of which work to increase manufacturing efficiency, productivity and product quality.

Geomagic 2012 products offer affordable, fast and precise solutions for engineers, quality inspectors, industrial designers, artists, movie makers and more. The user-friendly products deliver new and optimized commands for significantly faster creation of usable 3D models. With enhanced performance and speed, these products streamline manufacturing, design and production processes for cost-effective results. These latest releases add to the earlier announcement of the new Geomagic Qualify Probe product, an affordable probing-only 3D inspection product.

Geomagic Studio 2012

Geomagic Studio 2012 is the leading solution for transforming scans of physical objects into precise 3D models. Geomagic Studio delivers this data into polygon, surface and CAD models for use directly in reverse engineering, product design, art, rapid prototyping and analysis. The data can also be transferred directly from Geomagic Studio as history-based parametric models into popular MCAD systems. Providing the most efficient means of 3D scan data conversion with new and enhanced features, Geomagic Studio revolutionizes the digital content modeling and manufacturing process.

The latest version delivers an even more robust user interface that delivers simplified commands for complex processes, as well as precise surfacing, powerful automated point cloud data clean-up, and rapid surface repair of models. Geomagic Studio 2012 has been enhanced to deliver better sketching and patching tools, a new Scripting environment for automation of functions at the command level, and improved handling and viewing of mid- to large-range data. The software brings significantly increased processing speeds and has been optimized to handle much larger point cloud data files which assist in both mechanical and BIM scanning workflows.

“We have already been using Geomagic Studio 2012 in pre-release form because it is so robust,” stated Spike Milligan, of Mimic Studios – a reseller of Geomagic and a beta tester of the new version. “The huge point and polygon models from our Surphaser system now work very well in this latest version. The new Patch tool is extremely useful too, and has already saved us a ton of time a few times a week.”

Geomagic Studio 2012 supports direct output of 3D parametric data into major MCAD platforms including Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, CATIA and Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER). With this new release, integration with SpaceClaim has been added to deliver access to this powerful direct modeling platform.

Geomagic Wrap 2012

As Geomagic continues to revolutionize digital design, Geomagic Wrap 2012 leads the industry with a solution that precisely transforms scan, probe and point cloud data into usable 3D polygon data. Providing peak performance of automation and instant downstream usability, Geomagic Wrap continues to raise the bar with the addition of new and enhanced tools to include intuitive, intelligent processing of mid-range and probe data, automated and precise remeshing of imported 3D polygon data, increased data handling performance, enhanced sketching tools, and the addition of a new scripting environment for advanced automation of key commands.

This robust, yet affordable software has the ability to export superior 3D data from scan data into all industry-standard polygonal formats, enabling rapid use in design, visualization, art, prototyping and archive, thereby improving productivity.

“Geomagic Wrap 2012 is by far the most high performance version ever, and it delivers even easier tools for using medium- to long-range data, greater power of processing scans and more exact sketching tools,” said Lori Collins, Research Assistant Professor and Director, Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies. “Geomagic has always been the easiest to use and learn. Now it is even more powerful with no loss of the inspired interface and usability of the products.”

Geomagic Wrap 2012 will also be available to many scanner users in the form of Geomagic Wrap 2012 OEM Edition. This software is available exclusively as a bundled solution delivered by selected scanner vendors. Geomagic Wrap 2012 OEM Edition will include many of the new features in Geomagic Wrap 2012, including the significant processing and speed improvements available in this latest version, probing and the latest walkthrough features.

Geomagic Qualify 2012

Geomagic Qualify 2012 utilizes industry-leading technology to deliver 3D inspection and metrology software with precision, speed and comprehensive reporting on the quality of as-built parts for first-article and production inspection, as well as supplier management. This innovative software analyzes highly precise measurements from a physical object and instantly draws comparisons to a digital model and now includes enhanced support for probe and scanner measurement workflows. NIST and PTB certified precision illuminates the power of this automated 3D inspection tool, which now includes airfoil analysis at no additional cost, enabling all parts in a manufacturing process to be rapidly inspected and analyzed for optimum accuracy.

With access to the enhanced capabilities of Geomagic Qualify 2012, manufacturers have the means to rapidly increase productivity and manufacturing quality, as well as identify process weakness. Additionally, comprehensive probing and scanning mechanisms provide a combination of measuring tool and rapid product inspection to create an efficient and agile production environment.

Unlike competitors’ applications, Geomagic Qualify software includes built-in CAD data importers to include native formats of CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, and Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) at no additional charge. Integrated CAD importers provide reference data in an inspection and measurement process to quickly assess deviations and eliminate reoccurrence for a cost effective end result.

Resellers and Partners of Geomagic commented on the 2012 products:

“For our customers, fast processing of the data captured using the Creaform HandyScan is of vital importance. Geomagic Qualify 2012 is very simple to use with our technologies and allows engineers to produce complete inspection reports in a timely fashion, even for the most complex projects.” said Martin Jomphe, Creaform Engineering Services.

“It is great that Geomagic Qualify 2012 provides free integrated importers for CAD software. This is a huge advantage for our customers who need to merge inspection workflows with design data.” said Zhou Zhihua, General Manager of Chengmei-Tech, a reseller of Geomagic.

Significantly enhanced probing support means that all major portable CMMs from hardware vendors such as FARO, Creaform, Hexagon, Nikon, and more, are now extensively supported in Geomagic Qualify 2012. This greater support builds further on inspection processes and workflows, giving customers more choices for capturing accurate measurements using tools of choice.

Geomagic Qualify has been optimized to deliver even greater processing speed, delivery of 3D PDF reports that utilize the .PRC format for greater compression of the data, as well as the addition of a robust scripting interface for command-level automation.

These exciting and robust products are fully supported by Geomagic’s world-class training, technical support, comprehensive online tutorials, and a rich Knowledge Base of materials and guides.