“The certification of Geomagic Studio gives Autodesk Inventor software users access to a comprehensive solution for transforming 3D scan data into high-quality CAD models,” said Andrew Anagnost, vice president of Design, Engineering and Simulation Products for the Autodesk Manufacturing Industry Group. “Manufacturers can look forward to a seamless connection between Geomagic Studio and Autodesk Inventor to design and build better products in less time.”
Autodesk Inventor is the foundation of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping. It produces an accurate 3D model that enables users to validate the form, fit and function of a design before physically building it. With Autodesk Inventor, users can safely integrate AutoCAD and 3D data into a single digital model to create a digital prototype of the final product, reducing the number of costly physical prototypes.
Best of both worlds
Geomagic Studio enables users to create accurate 3D models and CAD surfaces from point-cloud data – a fundamental data type that is growing in importance for product design, reverse engineering and rapid prototyping as users want to bring physical objects such as clay models or existing parts into the digital realm. By transforming physical assets into digital models that can be used by standard CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM tools, Geomagic Studio closes the loop between the physical world and digital design and manufacturing. Geomagic Studio automatically identifies analytic surfaces (planes, cylinders, cones and spheres) as well as swept and freeform surfaces. Version 11 includes a variety of tools to refine models and bring them into Autodesk Inventor as true parametric models.
“The combination of Autodesk Inventor and Geomagic Studio enables design professionals to easily switch between physical and digital worlds to capitalize on the creativity advantages of each and leverage each to the fullest extent,” says Cathy Hofknecht, vice president of marketing for Geomagic. “The result is greater design freedom, increased productivity, and faster product development time.”
For more information
Geomagic Studio 11 ships with both 32- and 64-bit editions on the CD, and supports English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Visit www.geomagic.com for more information, the free 90-day trial, and a list of international offices and resellers.
Geomagic ( www.geomagic.com) 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.
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