MORRISVILLE, N.C., April 4, 2012– Geomagic®, the leading provider of 3D software for creating and inspecting digital models of physical objects, today announced the first service release of the Geomagic 2012 product lines. The Geomagic 2012 SR1 product line builds on the innovations that were introduced in the initial 2012 product release, with a focus on even faster and more robust processing of large data sets, expanded availability of embedded CAD importers, and increased accuracy.
Enhancements to the products affect Geomagic Studio®, Geomagic Wrap®, Geomagic Qualify™ and Geomagic Qualify Probe ™, industry-leading products for reverse engineering, 3D imaging, inspection, measurement and metrology.
This latest release implements Tech Soft 3D’s Hoops Exchange v5.0 software, which enables CAD interoperability into the Geomagic Qualify products. Improvements include:
- Updated CAD format support including Dassault Systems’ CATIA V5 R21 and SolidWorks 2012, plus NX 8, and Solid Edge ST4 from Siemens PLM
- New PMI support for CATIA V5 R21, as well as JT and STEP files
- Native support for PTC’s Creo files
This widened format support delivers greater freedom for customers to natively import 3D CAD data files of their choice into Geomagic Qualify and Geomagic Qualify Probe for immediate comparison to inspection and measurement data in quality workflows.
Enhancements to the Geomagic platform technologies which form the backbone to Geomagic applications enable faster and more intuitive user workflows, especially with large data sets. Users can now align data at low resolution, and quickly apply the transforms to the original, high resolution data. More robust processing for noise reduction, and global registration means that large data can be turned into usable 3D faster and more accurately.
Improvements to the QuickProbe function enable more intuitive feature creation as a part is being measured by customers in an inspection workflow using a portable CMM. In addition, the ‘Best Fit’ alignment for probe data delivers users greater confidence that the nominal model and probed data are perfectly aligned for measurement and comparison.
Commented Kevin Scofield, Senior Product Manager, Geomagic, “While the 2012 product launch delivered game-changing functions for customers last November, this release reaffirms and strengthens the products for even faster and more accurate functionality.”
Geomagic 2012 SR1 is available now for Maintenance customers to download at no charge. Please visit the Geomagic portal for more information.
All versions of Geomagic products are available for free 30-day trial versions at: http://www.geomagic.com .
Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment.
Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coindesign, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizationsuse Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,Boeing, Harley Davidson, Timberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.
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