Geomagic Capture Scanners Frequently Asked Questions

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Every Geomagic Capture scanner system comes complete with everything you need for Scan-Based Design or Inspection.  

Packages include:

  • Capture or Capture Mini Blue light LED 3D scanner
  • Geomagic application software (varies based on Capture package purchased)
  • 90 day hardware warranty (annual warranty included with maintenance)
  • Desktop scanner stand, AC adapter and data cable

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The Capture is pre-calibrated at the factory and offers accuracy of 60 microns at the near field (about 0.3m from the scanner) to 118 microns at the far end of the field (about 0.5m from the scanner).

The Capture Mini is pre-calibrated at the factory and offers accuracy of 34 microns at the near field about 0.3m from the scanner) to 70 microns at the far end of the field (about 0.5m from the scanner).

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No, the Capture scanners require no targets to align multiple scans but we recommend that the target stickers are used for larger parts to assist with accurate alignment.

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Yes! We do not limit the software that comes as part of any Geomagic Capture package, so it will work with all 3D scanners.

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Geomagic for SolidWorks requires SolidWorks to function, which are not included in the package.
For all other Geomagic Capture packages, no additional software is required to create CAD models or inspect parts.

 

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Versions 2013 and 2014, 32 and 64 bit

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No, the Capture scanners are built to collect precision geometric measurements only.

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The Capture scanners use proven technology that’s been powering 3D scanners for more than a year.

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The 3D Systems Sense scanner is a consumer device that costs just a few hundred dollars and is aimed at home users and hobbyists.  It’s accurate to a few millimeters, which makes it impractical for most professional uses.  More information about the Sense is available at cubify.com/sense.