think3 Enhances Best-in-Class Industrial Design Solution Through Partnership with Worldwide Leader in Reverse Engineering

Geomagic Studio and think3's Global Shape Modeling Accelerate the 'Art-to-Part' Process

July 2, 2003 -- think3, the fastest growing company in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry, today announced an agreement with Raindrop Geomagic to add reverse engineering capabilities to think3's best-in-class industrial design solution. This powerful combination will enable product design companies to realize design intent faster and bring high-quality, innovative products to market sooner.

"At its essence, product design is an iterative process, and designs are often modified many times before reaching final approval," says Dan Meyer, think3 vice president of worldwide marketing. "The combination of Geomagic Studio and think3's Industrial Design product bundle will dramatically accelerate the process of creating and modifying designs, significantly improving project turnaround time."

Raindrop Geomagic's reverse-engineering product, Geomagic Studio, will allow think3 customers to rapidly capture scan data from a physical part and automatically turn it into accurate polygon and surface models. think3's Global Shape Modeling technology will then enable them to make precise modifications to those surfaces in hours rather than days or weeks, something no traditional industrial design solution can offer.

"Geomagic technology enables manufacturing companies to digitally reproduce physical models or parts and create customized products with the same efficiency as mass-produced items," says Jim Johnson, vice president of sales for Raindrop Geomagic. "Our partnership with think3 provides a complete, end-to-end solution to manufacturers looking for a better way to optimize concept realization."

The benefits of think3's partnership with Raindrop Geomagic are available today to design, engineering and manufacturing companies worldwide.

About think3 Industrial Design Product Bundle

The think3 Industrial Design product bundle includes thinkdesign and thinkshape. thinkdesign, the company's flagship mechanical CAD product, provides superior 2D and 3D design and document management capabilities. thinkshape, powered by think3's breakthrough Global Shape Modeling technology, offers advanced shape design capabilities and unparalleled surface/solid interoperability, giving industrial designers the levels of freedom and power they need to bring superior, innovative products to market faster.

About think3

think3 is a global provider of integrated product development solutions. The company delivers mechanical design and product data management software combined with expert services to help manufacturers improve their product development effectiveness. think3's unique business delivery model lowers customers' upfront risk and investment, removes barriers to adoption and accelerates time-to-market benefits. think3's more than 5,000 customers include leading companies in industrial machinery, industrial design and mold making. Privately held, think3 is a global organization headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America. For more information visit http://www.think3.com/

About Geomagic Studio

Geomagic Studio is the world's best-selling software for reverse engineering. It is also ideal for emerging applications such as mass production of customized items, build-to-order manufacturing, and automatic recreation of legacy parts. The software is built on a modular architecture with three integrated components: Geomagic Capture for processing point data from 3D scanners, Geomagic Wrap for automatically converting point clouds to polygons, and Geomagic Shape for translating complex polygon models into accurate, high-quality NURBS surfaces.

About Raindrop Geomagic

Raindrop Geomagic ( www.geomagic.com) provides software that enables closed-loop processes for reverse engineering, mass customization and quality assurance. Manufacturers worldwide - including Toyota, Harley-Davidson, Boeing, Fisher-Price, Align and many others - turn to Raindrop Geomagic to provide the technology for customizing products, automating processes, and increasing throughput.

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