|[November 27, 2012]
Geomagic Announces the 2013 Editions of Geomagic Qualify and Geomagic Qualify Probe
FRANKFURT, Germany --(Business Wire)--
a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, today
announced the 2013 release of its leading 3D metrology and inspection
software, Geomagic Qualify® and Geomagic Qualify®
Probe at the EuroMold
2012 exhibition (Hall 11. C132, November 27 - 30, 2012).
The 2013 versions build upon Geomagic's robust inspection capabilities,
delivering improved automation, GD&T and hard-probing functions. The
combined new features will make it even easier to quickly measure and
verify manufactured part size and perform automated inspection and
measurement in quality checking and assurance processes.
Geomagic Qualify is the industry's most comprehensive, robust and
accurate 3D metrology solution and automation platform for use with both
probe and scan data. Geomagic Qualify Probe, on the other hand, makes
Geomagic Qualify's wide toolset available in a simpler, probing-only
measuring environment. Innovative, flexible and extraordinarily
customizable, the Geomagic Qualify products deliver reliable and
innovative solutions that save customers time and help them consistently
manufacture top-quality products.
"Today's manufacturing environment demands not only the best metrology
toolsets, but it also needs to be automated and customized for some very
complex processes," said John Alpine, vice president of engineering,
Geomagic. "Geomagic Qualify 2013 delivers a comprehensive set of tools
for advanced Python scripting which allow customers to create inspection
workflows that meet their specific needs - and save time This release
delivers a really full set of probing and reference data creation tools,
plus CAD-free workflows that will continue to meet their evolving needs."
Improved Feature tools and advanced GD&T functionality
The Geomagic Qualify products have been enhanced to deliver more
intuitive interactivity between the engineer and the software,
especially in the QuickFeature™ and QuickProbe™
Features (i.e., reference data) form the core functionality of any
measurement system, and significant advances have been made in this area
to enhance the workflows for engineers. The new QuickFeature
enhancements include CAD-less feature creation and fast, intuitive
creation of features using the new pre-selection highlight. The
QuickProbe functions now include better probed feature editing with
relative measurements; improved fitting statistic readout for each
probed point, with the ability to exclude and automatically refit; and
audio feedback when probing, which indicates real-time out-of-tolerance
conditions without the engineer having to watch the monitor.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) enhancements have resulted
from the improved feature editing and include definition of nominal
geometry without a CAD model; improved prompts to probe test data to
satisfy callouts in walkthrough mode; and a more detailed Measure
Features command that delivers measured and nominal features plus
Enhanced annotation tools provide better apparance, content and
customizability of annotations.
Expanded automation platform and command line-driven applications
Automation and custom development, especially of complex and massive
metrology workflows, is becoming more important to many customers.
Python scripting tools were initially released in the Geomagic Qualify
2012 platforms, and they have been enhanced significantly in the
Geomagic 2013 releases. Inspection functionalities, including
constrained alignments, CAD model access, reporting, and more, are now
available in the platform toolset. These tools enable rapid creation of
custom functionality and automation of previously labor-intensive
In addition, a major new feature of Geomagic Qualify 2013 is the access
to a version of the software that enables command line-driven versions
of the applications, execution of macros, and scripts to be run without
using the additional computing resources required by a GUI.
"The automation platform in Geomagic Qualify enables us to quickly
automate any inspection process, no matter how complex, with
industry-standard Python scripting," said Bill Greene, CEO, Level 3
Inspection, expert practitioners in automated 3D scanning and computer
aided inspection technologies. "Geomagic Qualify gives us massive power
for the manufacturers wanting to dramatically improve productivity
through highly automated Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI), while saving
time to market and improving product quality."
Improved alignment controls with QuickAlign™
The new alignment commands work with and without a probing device and
enable quick alignment of the 3D data through matching features or
geometry. Now engineers can align with just a few clicks, and these
tools are flexible enough to handle simple 3-2-1 or more complex
feature-driven alignments. In addition, N-point alignment allows for
dissimilar objects to be aligned using point pairs.
Additional improvements in the Geomagic Qualify interface include a new
Connect button to initialize digitizers and keep them connected.
Geomagic Qualify 2013 also boasts a 20% faster start up time, and
improved handling of compensation vectors is now available in the
Geomagic Qualify 2013 and Geomagic Qualify Probe 2013 will begin
shipping to new customers, and will be available for maintenance
customers to download at the end of January 2013. After its release in
January 2013, free trials of Geomagic Qualify will be available at www.geomagic.com.
Geomagic Qualify is also available as part of Geomagic's Enterprise
Bundle, which also includes Geomagic Studio® and Geomagic
Spark™. The Enterprise Bundle offers significant savings for
those who require 3D scan-to-CAD capabilities, advanced point and
polygon processing, and cutting-edge metrology applications.
for more information, demo videos, case studies and free trials.
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 (News - Alert), Harley
Davidson, Timberland, Mattel/Fisher
Price, Lego, Pratt
& Whitney, NASA,
Schneider Electronic, 3M (News - Alert), Danaher and Invisalign.
Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office
in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners
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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