3D Systems Releases Geomagic Design

Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:00am EDT

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-New Release Delivers Powerful, Affordable CAD Design Tools

-Expanded Packages Combine Freeform Modeling and Design Capabilities

ROCK HILL, S.C., April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) today announced the immediate availability of Geomagic®Design, a new suite of affordable CAD design solutions. Geomagic Design delivers comprehensive and robust mechanical CAD design tools, allowing ideas to go from concept to manufacturing and production for professional engineers, makers, students, consumers and hobbyists.

Leveraging 3D Systems' combined Alibre® and Geomagic platform, Geomagic Design is now also available as part of a series of software packages that include Geomagic Freeform® products. These powerful packages combine organic, touch-based 3D sculpting with robust B-Rep CAD and detail design tools from Geomagic Design.

Geomagic Design is available in three versions: Personal, Professional and Expert, each tailored to the needs and budgets of our growing user base. Geomagic Design comes with over 35 new tools and more than 100 enhancements, built on a robust platform that is sure to deliver a rock-solid design-to-manufacture experience.

Top features of Geomagic Design include:

  • 2D Documentation module – New tools and workflow enhancements allow engineers to immediately and accurately create 2D detail drawings from the 3D data for use in manufacturing and production planning.
  • Sheet metal design module – Integrated sheet metal design capabilities plus new sketch bend commands tackle complex design tasks.
  • New platform – featuring a highly productive engineering design environment for an exceptional user experience.

Geomagic Design solutions also include comprehensive rendering tools, built-in motion simulation tools and a wide range of 3D CAD and neutral 3D format support to enable interoperability of design data.

These products deliver on 3D Systems' commitment to democratize access to intuitive yet advanced solutions that excel both as a standalone CAD design suite and as a seamless addition to any multi-CAD environment. Geomagic Design Expert provides 3D design, advanced sheet metal design, 2D documentation, rendering, data and process management and simulation tools for $1,999 and Geomagic Design Personal, for students, hobbyists and makers, is available for only $199.

"I just want to compliment the Geomagic team on an outstanding release," commented David McMahon, a beta tester for the latest version. "The renewed toolsets for the 2D drawing mode and their full integration into the workflow are what I most appreciate."

Advanced Design Tools Made Better with Software Packages from Geomagic

The Geomagic Freeform + Geomagic Design Expert software packages allow customers to benefit from a powerful and unprecedented design workflow. Users can now create intricate, organic designs, such as toys and jewelry, using combinations of voxel, NURBs, polygon and SubD modeling, into a downstream CAD platform for fast, accurate detail design, 2D drawing creation and sheet metal design ready for production. These packages start at $20,500.

"We are committed to democratizing access to powerful and affordable 3D design software for the benefit of professionals and beginners alike," said Calvin Hur, Vice President and General Manager, 3D Systems Authoring Tools. "This release builds on that commitment by delivering powerful and capable design tools that are easy to pick up and hard to put down."

Get a Free Trial of Geomagic Design

An online tour and Free Trial of Geomagic Design is available at: http://www.geomagic.com/en/products-landing-pages/geomagicdesign

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is a leading global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD modeling, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing and manufacturing new products. 3D Systems products and services are used to rapidly design, communicate, prototype or produce real functional parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.

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