Last year 3D Systems purchased Alibre Design Inc., and recently rebranded the Alibre product line to fall under Geomagic, a brand that will ultimately represent all 3D Systems software offerings under the new Geomagic Group name. 3D Systems produce the popular Cube and CubeX consumer 3D printers as well as the ProJet range of production 3D Printers.
They have also purchased other companies producing software to convert scanned data into 3D models and more to create free-form sculptures, providing a range of integrated software and hardware solutions that cover every stage of the 3D scan-design-print workflow.
3D Systems is the only company that provides such an advanced toolbox and Geomagic 2014 builds on those workflows by introducing key new Geomagic¨ Designª motion simulation, clash check analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modules.
Geomagic Solutions engineering software products include:
1. Geomagic Design for 3D solid modelling design and drawing production
2. Geomagic¨ Freeform¨ for CAD and modelling design
3. Geomagic Verify and Geomagic Control for 3D inspection
4. Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Design Direct for scanning and reverse engineering.
Cubify is the hobby version. A very cut-down product capable of basic modeling and drawing production.
Geomagic Design Elements is the first of two industrial/commercial versions. Full suite of modeling tools, assemblies , bill of materials and drawings functions.
Geomagic Design is the full blown version with all the features of Design Elements plus part and assembly configurations, full suite of sheet metal design and development tools, plus add-ons, Keyshot Photo-rendering and Dynamics animation.
Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilised by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coin design, jewellery, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mould making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation.
In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organisations use Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW, Boeing,ÊHarley Davidson, Timberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego,Pratt & Whitney,NASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M,Danaherand Invisalign.
Geomagic Group is represented in New Zealand by Bay CAD Services Ltd, currently agents for Geomagic Design products (formerly Alibre), and are looking forward to being able to supply the full suite of Geomagic Group software.