Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS

A complete integrated Scan-to-SOLIDWORKS model solution. From point cloud to complete CAD design file, directly inside of SOLIDWORKS.

The Only Complete Scan-to-SOLIDWORKS Solution

Are you looking to quickly scan real world objects into SOLIDWORKS CAD models?

Meet Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS software, the most complete integrated Scan-to-SOLIDWORKS software solution with the capability to quickly and easily create accurate sketches, surfaces or feature-based editable solid parts inside SOLIDWORKS.

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

Scan straight into SOLIDWORKS, rebuild usable CAD. It’s that simple.

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS software imports the scanned data, or directly scans it into SOLIDWORKS and converts it into a solid model in a matter of minutes. The most updated version of the software takes advantage of the reverse engineering process to provide the most efficient tools.

The Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS add-in includes new advanced features that easily combine the SOLIDWORKS engineering environment with the Geomagic scan processing software to deliver scan-based design promptly.

  • Intuitive: Works just as SOLIDWORKS does.
  • Simple: Extract features directly from scan data.
  • Integrated: No time consuming file translation.

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS Overview

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS Capabilities

Reverse engineering inside SOLIDWORKS 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 Surfacing

    Automatic conversion of both organic and geometric objects to CAD solid

  • Live Transfer™

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

  • Supported hardware

    3D Systems Capture, Artec Handheld Scanners (via Artec Studio), Creaform Handheld Scanners, Faro Scan Arms and Cobalt Array Imager, Hexagon Scan Arms, Nikon Scan Arms, Vialux 3D Scanners

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS Features

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS software in action

3D Scanning with Artec Space Spider

Scanning freedom

Import data or scan directly into SOLIDWORKS with most 3D scanners available on the market today.

Directly capture and process color 3D scans inside SOLIDWORKS with 3D scanning devices that support capture of color information. Additionally you have the ability to import color per vertex or texture mapped scans.

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Create impossibly complex parts

Create products that cannot be designed without reverse engineering. Build components that integrate perfectly with existing products or customized parts that require a perfect fit with the human body.

Use proven industry-leading tools from Geomagic to make organic shapes useful in your SOLIDWORKS environment. Capture the design intent of complex geometry that cannot be measured with traditional hand tools or measuring equipment.

Geomagic deviation analysis

3D Comparison with Deviation Analysis

Quickly and easily compare a CAD object and a mesh object. Every wizard in Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS has a deviation analysis tool to check feature accuracy as you model. Get real-time information on your features to help make design decisions and maintain design intent

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Create Solid Parts

Create solid parts with Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS. The combination of mesh editing and point cloud processing automatic and guided feature extraction and accurate and fast exact surface fitting to organic 3D scans help create useful featurebased solid models. Now, you can scan virtually anything and create manufacturing-ready designs.

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS Specifications

Direct Scanner Integration with Geomagic
Capture and Other Popular 3D Scanners

Scan or Probe features and sketches directly inside SOLIDWORKS.
Supported hardware includes:

  • 3D Systems Capture
  • Artec Handheld Scanners (*via Artec Studio)
  • Creaform Handheld Scanners
  • Faro Scan Arms and Cobalt Array Imager
  • Hexagon Scan Arms
  • Nikon Scan Arms
  • Vialux 3D Scanners
Point Cloud ProcessingFast, automated processing
Polygonal Surface CreationMesh construction from point cloud or merging of multiple meshes
Polygon Processing Tools
  • Decimation
  • Noise reduction
  • Smoothing
  • Hole filling
Powerful Alignment Tools
  • Probe device alignment
  • Align your mesh to the World Coordinate System
  • Picked point alignment for multiple scan data sets
Automatic SurfacingAutomatic conversion of both organic and geometric objects to CAD solid
Mesh Cross SectioningAutomatic curve and sketch creations
Intuitive Smart Selection Tools from Mesh
  • Extrude
  • Freeform surface
  • Revolve
  • Primitive feature fitting
  • Sweep
Intuitive Smart Selection Tools
for Selecting Polygon Groups
  • Region
  • Box
  • Lasso
  • Polygon
Region Grouping Tools
for Detailed Mesh Segmentation
Pre-processing step for intelligent feature extraction
3D Comparison with Deviation AnalysisCompare any time between mesh object and CAD object

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS FAQs


Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS 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 for SOLIDWORKS software?

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