New in Fashion
The Geomagic Fashion module in Geomagic Studio 10x automatically identifies, analyzes and corrects imperfections in scan data to create high-quality geometric and freeform surfaces that can be further manipulated in CAD. This greatly reduces the time required to bring physical forms into the digital realm for mechanical design applications such as new design and reverse engineering. Major new features and enhancements to Geomagic Fashion include:
“Geomagic Fashion gets us from scanning to accurate CAD models in half the time of other software,” says Charles Evans, design analyst for Florida Turbine Services. “It’s simple to use, and even with complex shapes and less-than-desirable point clouds, the accuracy is fantastic.”
Better polygon models
Geomagic Studio 10x also includes enhancements that improve performance and quality of point and polygon processing. An improved algorithm for registration helps users create more accurate point clouds from scan data, and a new decimation methodology produces smaller, yet still accurate, polygon models.
Front-end for Class A surfaces
Geomagic Studio 10x with Geomagic Fashion further speeds, automates and simplifies the workflow of transforming scan data into a Class A surface model. Its capabilities make it an ideal complement to design tools such as Autodesk AliasStudio.
“Geomagic Studio 10x with Geomagic Fashion streamlines what was previously a time-consuming and tedious process of moving from points to polygons to Class A surfaces,” says Karl Matthews, director of product management for Geomagic. “In conjunction with AliasStudio, it allows designers to bypass challenging modeling procedures and concentrate on the design process.”
Solutions for specific applications
Geomagic Studio 10x comes in three editions to suit the needs of mechanical design and medical/scientific markets:
Geomagic 10x will be available in early 2009. A complete listing of new functionality in Geomagic Studio 10x, descriptions of Geomagic products, and a feature comparison for the three different Studio editions can be found on the Geomagic web site: www.geomagic.com.
Geomagic simplifies digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) for more than 8,000 professionals in industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical devices and consumer products. The company’s products and services are used to enable mass customization with the same efficiency and cost as mass production, improve dental care with individually designed devices, speed time to market for consumer products, automate inspection for better quality in dramatically less time, increase safety for NASA shuttle missions, and optimize design for everything from racing cars to blimps. Geomagic has headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and distributors worldwide.
Images available upon request.