Geomagic have announced that Geomagic Studio 11, available from Qubic , has earned full certification for use with Autodesk Inventor 2009 and 2010 software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications program. The certification indicates that Geomagic Studio 11 has reached high levels of quality and interoperability when working with Autodesk Inventor software.
According to Autodesk, the certification of Geomagic Studio 11 gives Autodesk Inventor software users’ access for transforming 3D scan data into high-quality CAD models.
Autodesk Inventor software is suitable 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 software, users can 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.
Geomagic Studio 11 enables users to create accurate 3D models and CAD surfaces from point-cloud data, a fundamental data type that is suitable 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 11 closes the loop between the physical world, digital design and manufacturing. Geomagic Studio 11 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 software as true parametric models.
According to Geomagic, the combination of Autodesk Inventor software and Geomagic Studio 11 enables design professionals to easily switch between physical and digital worlds to capitalise on the creativity advantages of each and leverage each to the fullest extent. The result is greater design freedom, increased productivity and faster product development time. Geomagic currently have direct parametric exchange with Pro/Engineer and Solidworks.