3D Systems releases Geomagic® for SOLIDWORKS

3D Systems has recently declared the release of Geomagic® for SOLIDWORKS®, the company’s complete 3D scan-to-SOLIDWORKS software. An integral part of 3D Systems’ end-to-end solutions for industrial designers and engineers, this new software delivers fast, accurate processing of 3D scan data directly within the SOLIDWORKS environment.

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS enables users to create feature-based solid- and surface-data in a streamlined digital workflow, replacing the inefficient and inaccurate processes of today. Instead of spending days or weeks rebuilding CAD data, users can scan physical objects into SOLIDWORKS and model that data into a solid object in a matter of minutes.

This new software includes features like scanning directly into the software, scan registration, automated smoothing, instant ‘wrapping’ to polygons, mesh editing, surfacing and automated “Smart Selection” tools for extracting solid features. Precise deviation analysis enables engineers to quickly and accurately compare completed CAD models to original scan data on the fly. Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS supports direct scanning input from a wide range of 3D scanners, including scanners from FARO, Hexagon, Nikon, Creaform, Artec and 3D Systems.

The FARO Design ScanArm is tailored for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications and features optically-superior blue laser technology for fast scanning speed and high-resolution point cloud data. The second bundle offered with the FARO Design ScanArm includes Geomagic Design X, 3D Systems’ reverse engineering software solution for creating feature-based, editable solid models in any major MCAD software