3D Software

Geomagic Spark: Game-Changing 3D Scan-in-CAD Capabilities

Geomagic, a global 3D software company has just introduced Geomagic Spark, the newest addition to the company’s line of powerful 3D scan, design and inspection applications. This is proprietary software from Geomagic that provides a specific solution for a specific problem and Geomagic Spark enters the market as the only 3D software that combines a live 3D scanning interface, robust 3D point and mesh editing capabilities, comprehensive modelling design, assembly modelling and 2D drawing creation in one complete application. While traditional CAD packages have modelling capabilities, they lack the tools to process 3D scan data into usable 3D. Geomagic Spark, however, incorporates 3D scan data functionality, integrating Geomagic’s advanced scanning technology, 15 years in the making, with the robust, easy-to-use direct modelling capabilities of the SpaceClaimplatform. Now, users can create accurate, manufacturable solid models and assemblies using combined scan and CAD data in the same application within minutes, even with partial scan data.

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Geomagic Spark is ideal for engineers and manufacturers with roles that demand reverse engineering capabilities — that is creating digital data for reproduction of artefacts or redesigning in 3D from existing objects — and simplifies the design process, while increasing reliability in scan-to-CAD operations by removing the traditionally required importing and exporting to separate software prior to creating an STL file.

Geomagic Spark is the result of a collaboration between Geomagic and a leading 3D direct modelling company, SpaceClaim. The companies’ close partnership began when Geomagic introduced its initial SpaceClaim integration in the 2012 release of Geomagic Studio. Geomagic Spark’s integrated package includes point cloud, mesh and CAD modelling in the same user interface with the ability to scan directly into the software or load an existing point cloud or polygon mesh. From there users can choose from the wide range of automated tools used to convert and edit data into a polygon mesh: sampling, noise reduction, wrap, mesh simplification and more.

Geomagic Spark’s intuitive solid modeling tools simplify the process of creating solid geometry from the mesh, allowing one-button extraction of curves, surfaces and solids. 2D technical drawings, annotations, dimensions and more are available instantaneously and can be created interactively with the 3D data. Export to CAD-neutral formats is fast and simple as well. This powerful combination of 3D data processing and CAD functionality catalyzes process efficiency in reverse engineering, production-focused manufacturing, prototyping, concept modeling and creation, documentation and service bureau production.

Geomagic Spark will be available at the end of January 2013 for $10k, at which time free trials will be available at Geomagic’s website. It will also be available as part of Geomagic’s new Enterprise Bundle, which will also include Geomagic Studio and Geomagic Qualify..

“Geomagic Spark, in a single application, introduces a whole new paradigm for the capture/modify/make process. It can be used by CAD professionals but, more importantly, by the millions of manufacturing engineers who are not CAD experts,” said Tom Kurke, president and COO, Geomagic. “The high level of support, technical expertise and the quality API from SpaceClaim allowed Geomagic Spark to come to market quickly. Geomagic Spark is the industry’s most innovative platform for super-fast creation of manufacturable CAD models from scan and mesh data.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Geomagic as it introduces the breakthrough combination of modern 3D direct modeling with state-of-the-art scanning, point cloud and mesh editing capabilities in Geomagic Spark,” said Chris Randles, President and CEO of SpaceClaim. “Geomagic Spark is a perfect example of how SpaceClaim is enabling engineers in many different disciplines to work in 3D without having to be CAD experts.”

Vise Assembly-Snap scene from spark