Geomagic Freeform ®
Geomagic Freeform is the best solution for the design and manufacturing of organic shapes, giving you the real sensation of clay modeling but with all the added benefits of digital design. Now combined with Artec’s precise 3D scanners, you can effortlessly capture a large variety of objects in high detail directly into Geomagic Freeform software in order to easily solve any design and manufacturing challenges.
The new scanning integration in Geomagic Freeform allows you to capture organic objects in all shapes and sizes with Artec’s lightweight, portable and user-friendly 3D scanners directly into Geomagic Freeform, where you can immediately get up-close and personal with your 3D creations using the software's touch-based 3D sculpting, surfacing, design intent modeling, 3D scan processing, CAD interoperability and mold making tool.
Embrace the freedom and speed to create with Artec’s lightweight, portable and user-friendly 3D scanners which exactly capture organic objects in all shapes and sizes.
Innovative Approach to Design
Break free from the limitations of traditional CAD workflow and bring your visions to life with advanced 3D scanning and Geomagic Freeform. Take full advantage of the software’s comprehensive design and sculpting toolset that lets you sculpt, detail and turn virtual clay models into any form you desire. Don’t lose touch with your work of art with the use of the advanced haptic device that lets the artist within you control the creative process completely. Capture any organic shape with Artec’s 3D scanners and enjoy the hands on feel of the haptic device, letting you experience and sculpt your model as if it was done by hand with clay. Do even more with the extended toolset of Geomagic Freeform Plus, featuring advanced manufacturing design options, such as automatic conversion of digital clay and polygons to NURBS surfaces, mold and die design, shelling, draft analysis, as well as parting line and surface creation tools for complex organic shapes.
Unlimited Design with Built-In Precision
Go further than traditional CAD software ever would. Experience the flexibility and advantages of this hybrid modeling system, which includes Surfaces, Solids, Mesh, SubD, and Clay.
The software also gives its users an opportunity to create both smooth surfaces and razor sharp edges with SubD, model precisely defined CAD shapes with NURBS and Solids or deform and emboss shapes with Clay.
This professional software includes a Geomagic® Touch® device, a true 3D interface which provides force feedback. Users are offered to choose between Geomagic® Touch X™ and Geomagic® Touch™ haptic devices.
Add Organic Design to Traditional CAD
As a powerful 3D design software, it is purpose-built to seamlessly get your creation straight into production. It includes robust interoperability tools to handle the import and export of 3D file formats like STL, OBJ, PLY, IGES, STEP and other neutral formats. Freeform Plus supports additional CAD formats. Combine CAD files with sculpted features to create accurate organic solids that are defined by explicit dimensions.
Manufacturing Straight From Your Designs
With the advanced tools, unavailable in most 3D design software, Geomagic Freeform Plus users can identify and correct any potential manufacturing issues quickly and effortlessly. Detecting these early and retaining full artistic control at the same time, users are guaranteed against costly oversights and unpleasant surprises during production. Pre-printing analysis, featuring powerful and thorough tools, lets you 3D print your design with confidence and get it right from the first time. You can also use Freeform data to quickly 3D print casting patterns for fast, accurate creation of investment casts. The powerful voxel technology allows you to export watertight models without using additional costly software for model fixing.
Instantaneous 3D printing
Freeform’s advanced 3D Printability checking tools let you foresee any potential project flaws early on, streamlining your design to production process. The software’s advanced voxel technology ensures that your projects are topologically error free, eliminating the need for expensive geometry analysis and repair software.
Geomagic Freeform is a fantastic solution for imaginative creators, especially those working with figurines, miniatures and toys. The advanced tools give designers all the flexibility they need. This is the reason why leading toy companies worldwide rely on Freeform to create award-winning designs in record time. Enjoy this advanced software that provides the perfect platform with increased flexibility, an innovative design toolbox and a realistic touch-based environment.
Superb Industrial Product Design
With Geomagic Freeform’s powerful tools creative ideas can be realized fast and allow for multiple options to be presented. This ability gives designers the edge over traditional CAD tool users by offering the flexibility to organically shape models, link 3D data from scanning sessions and other sources in order to create fascinating new products in no time at all.
Quick 3D data Import and Repair
With Geomagic Freeform you have the ability to effortlessly import STL, CAD, scan and other 3D data from the most popular sources and instantly apply it to your designs. The software’s advanced tools also give you the ability to repair any faulty 3D data into smooth, workable models.
Sculpting and embossing tools are also available to users to form texture layers into real, physical geometry that can be printed out in 3D on the spot and used in traditional manufacturing or easily exported in a wide range of formats for various downstream workflows.
Easy 3D Communication
Users can have various clay models displayed from Geomagic Sculpt and Geomagic Freeform in the stand-alone Freeform Viewer. Simple visualization, zoom, rotate, pan, measure and cutaway tools allow others to see the model without having to be proficient in the software.
Capture directly to Freeform
Capture physical objects in 3D directly inside Freeform with the use of 3D scanners. Effortlessly make digital replicas of real-world objects and incorporate existing shapes and designs in your own creations. The software also allows its users to add complex design elements and build creative models around the already captured components.
Use 3D tools for 3D tasks
The ultimate combination of Geomagic Freeform products with 3D Systems’ Touch haptic devices offers freedom of motion and the physical sensation of sculpting in a virtual environment, allowing for the ultimate freedom of expression. Using this method of interacting with the captured 3D design data reduces learning curves, speeds up the creation process and allows users to deliver top-notch 3D data.
Freeform or Freeform Plus?
- Voxel-based modeling
- Mesh conversion and boolean support
- Mesh modeling and editing toolset
- SubD surfacing, modeling
- SubD surface texturing
- StructureFX - LayerFX, CageFX, ShapeFX
- StructureFX - LatticeFX
- Bend and twist tools
- Cage and lattice deform
- Advanced masking and selection tools
- Piece alignment and registration tools
- Manual patterning of pieces onto surfaces or in free-space
- Automatic surfacing of clay or polygon models as NURBS surfaces
- Emboss a bitmap along curves
- 3D import of NURBS formats as mesh or clay
- 3D import of polygon formats (.stl, .obj, .ply, .xml, .zpr)
- 3D import of CAD neutral formats (.igs, .iges, .stp, .step)
- 2D import of graphics formats (import image to plane)
- 3D export of polygon and 3D print formats
- Direct scanning with Artec handheld scanners
- 3D printability analysis
- Integration with 3DSprint
- Independent clay file viewer
- Conversion of SubD to NURBS
- CAD solids and surface tools
- Complex draft analysis
- Complex draft correction
- Automated mold parting line function
- 3D import of NURBS formats as NURBS
- 3D import of CAD native formats (.x_b, .x_t, .sldprt)
- Batch and background reduce and export
- Wrap for Freeform
- Academic & Education
- Automotive & Motorcycle
- Characters & Creatures
- Collectibles & Giftware
- Consumer Products
- Engraving, Relief & Flatware
- Film & Video
- Fine Arts & Sculpture
- Home Décor & Housewares
- Jewelry, Coins, Medals
- Personal Products
- Sporting Goods
- Toys & Promotional
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