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Software adds surface manipulation capabilities

03 December 2008

Geomagic has introduced a new version of Geomagic Studio software that adds powerful new surface manipulation capabilities to its Fashion module while improving performance for point and polygon processing tools.

The Geomagic Fashion module in Geomagic Studio 10x automatically identifies, analyses 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:

- Constrained surface-fitting capabilities for perfectly aligning surfaces and correcting imperfections in the as-built model or scan data

- Automatic surface extension and trimming capabilities for creating perfectly sharp edges between neighbouring surfaces, making edges and surfaces faster and easier to manipulate downstream in CAD

- Advanced tools that enable users to exclude regions of a mesh that deviate from the desired surface classification, resulting in a more accurate representation of the digitised part.

“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.”

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 cloud models from scan data, and a new decimation methodology produces smaller, yet still accurate, polygon models.

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.

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