Geomagic Design X

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

The Ultimate 3D Scan-to-CAD Solution

Create accurate CAD models from 3D scan data, faster, and more reliably than anything else on the market.

Geomagic Design X, the industry’s most comprehensive reverse engineering software, combines history-based CAD with 3D scan data processing so you can create feature based, editable solid models compatible with your existing CAD software.

This software supports various 3D scanners, as well as the import of standard point and polygon file formats.

Build accurate, digital parametric CAD from just about anythin

Geomagic Design X patented LiveTransfer technology complements your entire design ecosystem. The 3D scan software can rapidly transition your scanned model into the mainstream CAD environment. Compatible with: SOLIDWORKS®, Siemens NX®, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor®, PTC Creo® and many more. Supports import of over 60 file formats including polygons, point clouds and CAD.

It does what no other software can with its combination of automatic and guided solid model extraction, incredibly accurate exact surface fitting to organic 3D scans, mesh editing and point cloud processing. Geomagic Design X will help you to quickly bring your product to market.

  • Flexible: Integrate with most scanners on the market, and capture data directly inside of Design X.
  • Fast: 3-10x faster path to CAD than traditional tools.
  • Simple: Scan processing and familiar CAD workflows in one place.

Geomagic Design X Overview

Geomagic Design X Capabilities

Reverse engineering for CAD made easy:

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  • 3D scanner integration

    Direct scanner integration with Geomagic Capture and other popular 3D scanners

  • Point cloud processing

    Fast automated processing of point cloud data

  • Surface creation

    Industry-leading “Exact” surface creation converts organic shapes to precise CAD model

  • Automated Accuracy Analyzer™ tools

    Compare and validate surfaces, solids and sketches against original scan data

  • Live Transfer™

    Supports the output of data to the industry’s leading CAD system

  • Supported software

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

Geomagic Design X Features

Geomagic Design X software in action

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Convert scan data to CAD

Geomagic Design X is purpose-built for converting 3D scan data into high-quality feature-based CAD models. It does what no other software can with its combination of automatic and guided solid model extraction, incredibly accurate exact surface fitting to organic 3D scans, mesh editing and point cloud processing. Now, you can scan virtually anything and create manufacturing-ready designs.

Geomagic scanned data

Materialise Simulation

Simulation is a module for Materialise Magics that creates virtual prototypes and allows you to control part quality and reduce the number of build failures. Combining Simufact’s proven simulation technology and Materialise’s knowledge of additive manufacturing (AM), it offers a powerful solution tailored to the metal AM process.

Scanned CAD model

Broaden Your Design Capabilities

Instead of starting from a blank screen, start from data created by the real world. Geomagic Design X is the easiest way to create editable, feature-based CAD models from a 3D scanner and integrate them into your existing engineering design workflow.

Captured Napoleon 3D Scan

Do the Impossible

Create models that cannot be designed without reverse engineering, customized parts that require a perfect fit with the human body. Create components that integrate perfectly with existing products. Recreate complex geometry that cannot be measured any other way.

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Using Geomagic Design X with Artec 3D scanners

Paired with Artec industry-leading 3D scanning hardware and software, Geomagic Design X is the ultimate scan-to-CAD solution for progressive reverse engineering.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Geomagic Design X FAQs


Geomagic Design X is used in a wide variety of industry applications

Reverse Engineering

  • Product design
  • Product Customization
  • Product Restoration

Industrial design and manufacturing

  • Reverse engineering
  • Quality control
  • Rapid prototyping

Medical and Life Sciences

  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Medical Products

Interested in Geomagic Design X software?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  and get your questions answered