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Geomagic releases new Freeform and Claytools 3D modeling software
Geomagic Studio’s 3D surfacing capabilities integrated into Freeform Plus v12 SP2; Claytools V4.0 contains host of new features, mesh tools, curve spheres and hot wax.
Freeform v12 SP2 is an update release to v12, which shipped earlier this year with key features and usability enhancements that allow customers to save significant time and effort when designing highly detailed and complex organic models. It adds support for 3D Connexion’s SpacePilot Pro and SpaceMouse Pro, which can be used in addition to Sensable’s force feedback haptic device, to allow for enhanced 3D manipulation. In addition, Freeform Plus users now have advanced auto-surfacing capabilities, incorporated from Geomagic Studio. Auto-surfacing is used to convert Freeform’s voxel or polygonal models into solid and surface models, so they can be imported into traditional CAD engineering programs such as Dassault’s SolidWorks®, PTC’s Creo®, or into CAM products for tool path generation.
"I am impressed with the way that Geomagic's surfacing capabilities are now incorporated into Freeform Plus," said Nancy Hairston, principal of SculptCAD in Dallas, Texas. "This combines the industry's best surfacing product with the world's best organic sculpting product. It's fast and produces excellent results, especially on thin objects and highly detailed areas which can be difficult to handle." She adds, "It's a fantastic combination making Freeform that much stronger and efficient. We look forward to seeing additional integration of the Sensable and Geomagic products lines moving forward."
Claytools V4 is an exciting new release of the organic 3D modeling software targeted at sculptors, prototypers, model makers, jewellery designers and digital content creators. New features make it even easier to achieve complex, organic designs, including:
· Curve Spheres – replicating the sculptor’s real world armature, allows designers and sculptors to quickly create volumetric models controlled by an underlying curve skeleton, allowing quick volume studies, fast re-posing and base model generation.
· New Mesh tools, such as Mesh Division, allow a toy designer, for example, to take an animated character model that is highly faceted, and in 1 or 2 button clicks replace the facets with a smooth surface ready for production.
· Enhanced Carving tools, a new Pipe tool, improved capabilities for modeling with curves
· Hot Wax Tool – replicating more subtle techniques, this allows sculptors to gain a finer control when sculpting, as well as combining multiple tools into one for a faster, more natural workflow.
“We are creating new ways of working – where previously impossible tasks are now possible and new technologies are changing the way products are created and manufactured,”
Both versions are currently shipping on new products and available to customers on active maintenance contracts through their reseller channels.
Find out more about Geomagic and its Freeform and Claytools products at www.geomagic.com and www.sensable.com.
Geomagic customers are the most innovative companies in industries ranging from aerospace, automotive, toys, mould, medical device, surgical simulation, consumer products, arts, heritage, research and education. Some of the leading companies around the globe using Geomagic products include Ford, BMW, Boeing, Harley Davidson, Timberland, Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, with an office in Boston and subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and partner channels worldwide.
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