Geomagic Releases Geomagic Spark, a Revolutionary and Powerful New Approach to Designing from Scan Data

  Geomagic Releases Geomagic Spark, a Revolutionary and Powerful New Approach
  to Designing from Scan Data

   Geomagic Spark’s 3D Scan-in-CAD Capabilities Allow Users to More Easily
    Reverse Engineer and Integrate Physical Objects in the Design Process,
                      Bringing Products to Market Faster

Business Wire

MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- January 29, 2013

Geomagic^®, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality,
announced the release of its new 3D scan and CAD design software, Geomagic^®
Spark^™. This groundbreaking new product is the only 3D software that combines
a live 3D scanning interface, built on Geomagic’s robust 3D point and mesh
editing platform, with a comprehensive direct modeling package, built on the
innovative SpaceClaim^® platform. In addition, Geomagic Spark includes
powerful assembly modeling and 2D drawing capabilities. The result is an
intuitive and powerful product that will allow CAD experts and CAD novices
alike to create models for conceptualization, prototyping, manufacturing or
documentation – easily and in one complete package.

With a powerful set of tools, Geomagic Spark’s direct modeling CAD environment
relies on a gesture-based user interface, a simple push/pull toolset, and a
familiar ribbon-based GUI. Now, users can skillfully create accurate,
manufacturable solid models and assemblies using scan and CAD data in the same
application within minutes, even from partial scan data. With the power of
Geomagic Spark, companies in the automotive, electronics, industrial design,
consumer goods, tooling and aerospace industries can accelerate product
development, facilitate better communication between teams, simplify design
processes, and increase reliability in scan-to-CAD operations.

“Geomagic Spark delivers a truly transformative integration of scanning and
design – for every level of user,” said Ping Fu, founder and CEO, Geomagic.
“Combining Geomagic’s scanning expertise with an innovative direct modeler
allows designers and engineers to realize their creative inspiration, from
basic reality capture applications, such as reverse engineering, to product
design and modification. Geomagic Spark is powerful, affordable and capable of
finishing a product quickly.”

Geomagic Spark is built on the SpaceClaim ^ API, allowing Geomagic’s advanced
scanning technology to be seamlessly integrated with the direct modeling
capabilities of SpaceClaim. To model, users easily move between scanning and
editing tools, and the platform also enables the integration of many
third-party add-ins built for the SpaceClaim software, including CAD
translators, CAE, CAM, rendering and more.

"I was impressed how quickly I was able to start using Geomagic Spark right
after installation," said David O'Connor, manager of technical services at
ShapeGrabber, a manufacturer of 3D laser scanning devices. "The speed and ease
Spark brings to the modeling process opens up whole new possibilities in the
world of digitizing real-world objects."

Workflow, Features and Benefits

Geomagic Spark’s integrated package begins with a live scanning interface,
which currently supports Faro^®, Hexagon^® and Creaform^® scanners, and also
includes the ability to load existing scan data from other scanners. Designers
can choose from a wide range of automated editing tools used to convert and
edit data into a polygon mesh: sampling, noise reduction, wrap, mesh
simplification and more. Within seconds, designers can transfer the mesh into
the direct modeling CAD environment. Using intuitive solid modeling tools –
like one-button extraction of curves, surfaces and solids – simplifies the
process of creating solid geometry from the mesh. Users can then quickly
perform a mesh-to-solid comparison and prepare interactive 2D technical
drawings, annotations, dimensions and more.

Geomagic Spark natively allows users to import and export a wide range of
MCAD-specific and industry-neutral (e.g., PDF and STEP) file formats, and
separate data exchange modules are available for additional supported formats
(e.g., CATIA and JT). This powerful combination of 3D data processing and CAD
functionality ignites process efficiency in reverse engineering,
production-focused manufacturing, prototyping, concept modeling, rendering and
documentation. With its wide range of supported file formats, Geomagic Spark
is especially well positioned to become an indispensable tool in service
bureau production environments.

“At CCAT, we are very excited about the new Geomagic Spark,” said Tom Scotton
of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, a non-profit center of
excellence in advanced technology. “This one product addresses the need for
intuitive and uncomplicated conversion of point cloud data scans into true
feature-based solid models that include easily created GD&T and PMI data
definitions.”

Geomagic Spark is available in English, German, Chinese (simple and
traditional), Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Czech.

Availability

Geomagic Spark is available now as well as part of Geomagic’s new Enterprise
Bundle, which also includes Geomagic Studio^® 2013 and Geomagic Qualify^®
2013. The Enterprise Bundle offers significant savings for those who require a
full suite of 3D scan-to-CAD capabilities, advanced point and mesh processing,
and cutting-edge metrology applications to leverage their 3D scanner
investments.

To see more information, or to receive a free trial of Geomagic Spark or other
exciting new Geomagic 2013 products, please visit Geomagic at
http://geomagic.com/en/products/spark/overview.

About Geomagic

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and
applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and
design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from
physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for
manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and
inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built
products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices
simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment.

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a
variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer
products, toys, collectibles, coin design, jewelry, fine art, heritage
restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and
surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and
research organizations use Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,
Boeing,Harley Davidson,Timberland,Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego,Pratt &
Whitney,NASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M,DanaherandInvisalign. Geomagic is
based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston,
subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.

Geomagic, Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe, Geomagic
Spark, Wrap, Geomagic Wrap, Phantom, OpenHaptics, Omni, Freeform, Claytools,
Sensable and Sensable Technologies, Inc. are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Geomagic Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

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Contact:

Geomagic PR Contacts
Rachael Dalton-Taggart, +1 919-474-0135
Director of Corporate Communications
rdtaggart@geomagic.com
or
Neil McLeod, +44 (1) 666 504293
PR Representative (Europe)
neilmcleod@btopenworld.com
 
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