Geomagic Design X

Industry-leading reverse engineering software for converting 3D scan data into feature-based and editable solid CAD models.

Additive manufacturing

Utilize initial design ideas for the parts that have been topologically optimized, and generate feature-based results available for further edit and use in CAD.

Optimization of supply chain

Create a digital database for key parts with high wear and tear, or parts that fail frequently, to shorten turnaround time and unify your expertise and manufacturing capabilities.

Sheet metal stamping

3D scan stamping dies that have been modified after manufacturing to update the original CAD drawings and represent as-built conditions.

Product design

Accelerate time to market by utilizing reverse engineering to combine off-the-shelf parts and assemblies with custom-designed parts.

Casting

Quickly create production-ready 3D models for broken castings, and reproduce key components with 3D scanning and scan-based design.

Redesign and customization

Scan an existing part or an entire product to create a 3D reference for a brand new or customized product.

Prototyping

Digitize hand-built prototypes commonly made using foam, cardboard, or modeling clay to accelerate the creation of production-ready designs.

Remanufacturing and maintenance

Use 3D scan data to manufacture replacement components and spares for expensive heavy equipment in the event of an emergency, and to keep them functioning efficiently.

The complete scan-to-CAD solution

Reverse engineer virtually anything faster, more accurately, and more reliably with Artec 3D scanners and Geomagic Design X. Scan, process, and export your scan data into Design X to create solid feature-based CAD models for manufacturing and simulation.

Step 1: Capturing an object with one or multiple Artec 3D scanners

Depending on the accuracy and resolution you require or would like to achieve with your model, you can scan an object using one of Artec’s handheld, desktop, or tripod-based 3D scanners. If the object is particularly complex, you can use multiple scanners and merge the captured data in our scanning and processing software, Artec Studio.

Step 1: Capturing an object with one or multiple Artec 3D scanners

Step 2: Processing, refining & optimizing data in Artec Studio

Once scanning is complete, the next step is to process the data in Artec Studio, where all captured frames will be precisely aligned to each other and fused into an accurate, highly detailed 3D model. If needed, you can further refine the model using mesh optimization and repair tools. It may also be necessary to reduce the number of polygons to simplify the data you’re working with, as well as align it to the global coordinate system. Then, you can export the model directly from Artec Studio to Design X.

Step 2: Processing, refining & optimizing data in Artec Studio

Step 3: Creating a feature-based CAD model in Design X

 

Once in Design X, the mesh is ready to be reverse engineered into a solid CAD model. Depending on the model’s complexity and shape, this can require one or a mix of multiple workflows which include:

  • Mesh segmentation and extraction of solid or surface features, such as cones, cylinders, planes and others,
  • Building 2D or 3D sections and using standard CAD tools (extrusion, rotation, etc.) to create geometrical features, or
  • Auto-surfacing if the object you’re working with has an organic, free-form shape.
Step 3: Creating feature-based CAD model in Design X

Step 4: Exporting the final CAD model for manufacturing or simulation

The final CAD-ready model can be compared to the mesh using Accuracy Analyzer, and then exported to any popular CAD platform such as SOLIDWORKS, Catia, Autodesk Inventor, and others.

Step 4: Exporting the final CAD model for manufacturing or simulation

Geomagic Design X software only

Have an Artec scanner already? Get Geomagic Design X license to start reverse engineering your scan data.

Why use Geomagic Design X with Artec scanners?

Paired with Artec industry-leading scanning hardware and software, Geomagic Design X is the ultimate scan-to-CAD solution for progressive reverse engineering.

3-10x
faster time to CAD
Reverse engineering can shave days or weeks off the time it takes to turn a product idea into a finished design. Using the combination of Artec 3D scanners and Design X software, scan prototypes, existing components, tooling, or similar objects to develop designs in a tenth of the time it would take to physically measure and create CAD models from scratch.
0.01 mm
max. accuracy (no targets needed)
Create metrology-precision and bespoke products that cannot be designed without reverse engineering. Design components that seamlessly fit the existing products. With Artec scanners and Geomagic Design X, you can recreate complex geometries that would be impossible to measure without reverse engineering.
Up to 75%
cost reduction
Save a lot of money and effort when modeling as-built and as-designed parts. Reduce tool iteration costs by correcting your CAD with actual part geometry captured with a 3D scanner, and eliminating part springback issues. Reduce the number of costly errors caused by mismatch of components.

Improve your CAD environment

Integrate 3D scanning into your usual design workflow to accomplish more, and work more efficiently. With native output to SolidWorks®, Siemens NX®, SolidEdge®, Autodesk Inventor®, PTC Creo®, and Pro/ENGINEER®, Geomagic Design X and Artec 3D scanners support your complete design environment.

Expand your design capacities

Start with data generated in the real world rather than a blank screen. With a variety of Artec scanners, you can quickly create realistic and accurate 3D replicas of physical objects, and convert them into editable, feature-based CAD models in Geomagic Design X.

Make use of what you already have

Many designs are influenced and inspired by other designs. Easily scan and upload scan data into your CAD system to rebuild old parts to match current designs, produce drawings, and manufacture designs in no time.
Build your Artec 3D and Design X bundle

Build your Artec 3D and Design X bundle

Maximize on value by opting for a software and scanner package that comes with an Artec scanner of your choice, a Geomagic Design X license, and one or more Artec Studio licenses.

Design X + Artec scanners in action

Are you a SOLIDWORKS user? Try Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS

Integrated reverse-engineering software toolset that plugs directly into your SOLIDWORKS environment.

Artec 3D scanners in reverse engineering

See how Artec 3D scanners can increase productivity and reduce costs in reverse engineering workflows across various industries.

Have a question about using Geomagic Design X with Artec scanners?

  • Does Geomagic Design X have a trial version?

    Yes! For access, send an email to Artec Support at support@artec3d.com with your full name, company name, and email address.

  • Is there an Artec and Geomagic Design X educational package?

    Yes. We offer a few special bundles of Artec 3D scanners and Geomagic software at discounted rates for educational and research applications. For more information, please contact us at sales@artec3d.com.

  • How do I renew an Artec and Geomagic Design X license?

    Geomagic Maintenance Program ensures you always work with the latest and most efficient Geomagic software versions and get priority access to expert technical support. If the maintenance contract that came with your license has expired, or is about to expire, please contact your dealer (the company you originally bought your license from) to find out more about maintenance renewal options. Alternatively, you can always contact us at sales@artec3d.com, and we'll do our best to assist you.

  • Can I get a package of Design X and Control X?

    Yes! The package you're looking for is the Design Inspection Suite. It includes Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Control X licenses with first-year software maintenance. For pricing, please contact us at sales@artec3d.com.

  • How to use a 3D scanner with Geomagic Design X?

    For a basic scan-to-CAD workflow, please visit the Workflow tab.

Complete reverse engineering software

Paired with Artec 3D’s industry-leading scanning hardware and software, Geomagic Design X provides you with an extensive scan-to-CAD toolset to convert mesh or point cloud data into history-based CAD models in record time, and with high precision.

Complete reverse engineering software

Flawless data transfer

Comprehensive export of neutral CAD or polygon files. The output of data to the industry’s leading CAD systems is supported via Live Transfer™.

Modeling wizards

Automatic, feature-based solid and surface extraction directly from 3D scans. These wizards intelligently analyze and extract feature information such as feature profiles, axes, and paths, and automatically create features from a mesh.

Mesh tools

Comprehensive, easy-to-use mesh optimization, repair, and segmentation tools for rapid hole filling, smoothing, optimizing, rewrapping, sharpening, and polishing of your mesh.

Mesh sketch tools

Use automated curve layout tools for sketching curves on meshes including lofted slicing plans and extraction of sharp edges. Extract sectional polylines or silhouette polylines from a mesh or a point cloud and create 2D sketches such as lines, circles, arcs, and rectangles on extracted polylines.

Reference geometry tools

Extract a reference plane, vector, coordinate system, polyline, or point with multiple combinations of input.

Automatic curve and sketch tools

Create a sketch profile based on section polylines with the Auto Sketch feature. It includes highly sophisticated curve and sketch tools to automatically extract sketch profiles and feature curves from mesh for comprehensive reverse modeling

Real time analysis

Automated Accuracy Analyzer™ tools to compare and validate surfaces, solids, and sketches against original scan data.

Redesign assistant

Use the intelligent Redesign Assistant™ feature in the modeling and extracting design intent phases to extract design parameters and elements from 3D scans. It helps you define feature shapes with accurate parameters and design elements easily.

Auto surfacing

Use this feature to fit surface patches onto a mesh and instantly create a surface body. This is essential for designing a complex, freeform part, creating model data for manufacturing a freeform shape, or analyzing a geometric shape.

Batch process macros

Use automated batch process macros for scan processing by node-based definition.

Point cloud processing

Expertly handle massive mesh and point cloud data alignment, processing and refining mesh construction.

3D file import

Supports import of over 60 file formats including polygons, point clouds, and CAD.

What’s new in Geomagic Design X 2020?

Geomagic Design X 2020 offers new, improved features to optimize modeling workflows and expand modeling trajectories for complex, revolved parts.

Selective surfacing

Simplify the hybrid modeling process with the Selective surfacing feature. It provides easy workflows to repatriate a generative mesh, or 3D scan into CAD with intelligence for traditionally difficult parts with both organic and prismatic features such as castings, medical implants, moldings, and topology-optimized designs.

Selective surfacing

Separate meshes

A new feature to easily separate a multi-body mesh object into independent items for improved handling of additive files and assemblies.

Separate meshes

Unrolling, rolling, flattening, and curling tools

Simplify the modeling of complex, revolved designs. Create design-intent models from intricate parts that have shapes like non-constant helices or 3D profiles.

Separate meshes

Extracting boundary

Extracted boundary curves are now explicitly designated as ‘Boundary curves,’ which results in improved surfacing quality.

Extracting boundary

Surfacing performance enhancement

Surface fitting is much faster with the new release:

  • Autosurface fitting is now up to 36% faster
  • Fit surface patches is now up to 28% faster
Surfacing performance enhancement

Geomagic preview framework

A new framework for early feature and capability preview. Through this framework, Geomagic Design X customers on maintenance will be invited into the R&D process more efficiently, with early access to innovations and the ability to share feedback.

Geomagic preview framework

Updated file Input/Output

Improved file import capabilities, providing the latest connectivity to scanning devices and updated Live Transfer to CAD compatibility: Autodesk® Inventor® 2020, CATIA® V5/V6 2019, PTC® Creo® 6, Siemens Solid Edge® 2020, Siemens® NX™ 1872, SOLIDWORKS® 2020.

Updated file Input/Output
Everything you need for reverse engineering in one bundle

Everything you need for reverse engineering in one bundle

Maximize on value by opting for a software and scanner package that comes with an Artec scanner of your choice, a Geomagic Design X license, and one or more Artec Studio licenses.

Geomagic Design X software only

Have an Artec scanner already? Get Geomagic Design X license to start reverse engineering your scan data.

Everything you need for reverse engineering in one bundle

Maximize on value by opting for a software and scanner package that comes with an Artec scanner of your choice, a Geomagic Design X license, and one or more Artec Studio licenses.

Leo Plus & Design X bundle

Leo Plus & Design X bundle

Convert medium-sized objects or parts into feature-based CAD models with Geomagic Design X bundled with our one and only wireless and AI-driven 3D scanner.

Package includes:

  • Artec Leo
  • Leo Calibration Kit
  • Geomagic Design X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Artec Studio Professional (1 License/1 Year Subscription)
US $51,750
US $54,350

Eva + Space Spider Plus & Design X bundle

Eva + Space Spider Plus & Design X bundle

Complete scan-to-CAD package for reverse engineering of small to medium-sized objects.

Package includes:

  • Artec Eva
  • Artec Space Spider
  • Artec USB Kit
  • Turntable
  • Geomagic Design X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Artec Studio Professional (2 Licenses/1 Year Subscription)
US $62,440
US $67,020

Ray & Design X bundle

Ray & Design X bundle

Reverse engineer large objects, rooms, industrial facilities, or environmental scenes with Artec Ray and Geomagic Design X bundle.

Package includes:

  • Artec Ray
  • Geomagic Design X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Artec Studio Professional (1 License/1 Year Subscription)
US $79,950
US $81,150

Don’t see a bundle that fits? Build your own.

Let us know which scanner you’d like to pair with Geomagic Design X, and get a customized bundle at a discount price.

Geomagic Design X software only

Have an Artec scanner already? Get Geomagic Design X license to start reverse engineering your scan data.

Leo Plus & Design Inspection Suite Bundle

Leo Plus & Design Inspection Suite Bundle

Best suited for medium to large industrial parts and objects.

Package includes:

  • Artec Leo
  • Leo Calibration Kit
  • Geomagic Design X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Geomagic Control X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Artec Studio Professional (1 License/1 Year Subscription)
US $59,700
US $70,250

Space Spider Plus & Design Inspection Suite Bundle

Space Spider Plus & Design Inspection Suite Bundle

Best suited for small mechanical parts and objects.

Package includes:

  • Artec Space Spider
  • Artec USB Kit
  • Turntable
  • Geomagic Design X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Geomagic Control X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Artec Studio Professional (1 License/1 Year Subscription)
US $52,570
US $63,120

Micro & Design Inspection Suite Bundle

Micro & Design Inspection Suite Bundle

Best suited for very small (up to 90 mm) parts and objects.

Package includes:

  • Artec Micro
  • Geomagic Design X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Geomagic Control X (Virtual Dongle License with 1st Year Maintenance)
  • Artec Studio Professional (1 License/1 Year Subscription)
US $57,200
US $66,350