Geomagic Freeform

Geomagic Freeform is a unique touch-enabled solution that facilitates fast 3D modeling of complex, highly detailed, organic shapes for prototyping or manufacturing.

Two of Freeform’s unique aspects clearly differentiate it from other 3D modeling programs: its integration with haptic 3D input devices and its robust voxel-based data model. This combination provides a unique capability to emulate the physical process of sculpting clay. The haptic 3D input devices also enhance the experience of modeling using many more commonplace CAD techniques.

This software offers a fast and cost-effective way for designers and modelers to create original models or modify and stylize scan data, and then output to RP systems for prototyping or milling. The system includes a comprehensive set of modeling and detailing tools, dimensional control, and import of polygon data for reference and modeling. For advanced manufacturing features, consider Geomagic® Freeform® Plus, which includes tools such as parting line evaluation, mold design and CAD interoperability, enabling users to avoid costly production mistakes through adjustment of models early in the design process.

This software includes a Phantom® device, a true 3D interface with force feedback, and is available with either the Geomagic® Touch X™ or Geomagic® Touch™ haptic devices.

“FreeForm modeling and FreeForm modeling plus systems are a unique way to working with 3D models. They give you the freedom to work with complex, highly detailed, organic shapes which other software simply can’t. The system works on the unique princle of turning the model into a clay form which you can sculpt and shape to your requirements. FreeForm systems are ideal for use with complex, organic shapes when designing for product design and manufacturing applications.

This unique approach also means that you are able to feel the shape of the object with a compatible PHANTOM Omni or PHANTOM Desktop haptic device. A haptic device provides force feedback to the user so as you work with the model you can feel the changes as you go. This allows for accurate and detailed modeling on organic shapes with the ability to be able to follow contours and apply tools to the exact area you require.”

Manufacturer’s Description

Fast 3D touch-enabled modeling with precision for product design

Use your sense of touch with virtual clay to work in 3D faster than ever before
– Model the most complex, organic shapes in record time
– Easily create multiple design variations
– Rapidly clean up, modify, and stylize scan data
– Create detailed textures for prototyping, evaluation, and manufacturing
– Accurately identify draft problems
– Replace manual mold processes
– Combine with other 2D and 3D tools, RP machines, and scanners
– Expand existing CAD/CAM workflows
– Output for RP or milling and CAD/CAM‡

The FreeForm® systems are unique touch-enabled solutions for fast 3D modeling of complex, highly-detailed, organic shapes for manufacturing.

The FreeForm Modeling system offers a fast and cost effective way for designers and modelers to create original models or modify and stylize scan data, and then output to RP systems for prototyping or milling. The system includes a comprehensive set of modeling and detailing tools, dimensional control, and import of polygon data for reference and modeling. Parting line evaluation is also included, enabling users to avoid costly production mistakes through adjustment of their models early in the design process.

If your work requires CAD part interoperability and preparing models for manufacturing, the FreeForm Modeling Plus system has all the capability of the FreeForm Modeling system and also includes NURBS surfacing and solids tools, CAD part interoperability, and moldable part and mold insert functionality.

Fast and Versatile Design and Modeling

Both the FreeForm Modeling and Modeling Plus systems include a comprehensive set of modeling and detailing tools. Which system is right for you depends on your specific modeling and workflow requirements.

PHANTOM Haptic Devices

The PHANTOM Desktop and PHANTOM Omni haptic devices are true 3D interfaces with force feedback that enable designers and modelers to use their sense of touch to model with virtual clay just like real clay. Of the two devices, the PHANTOM Desktop delivers higher fidelity, stronger forces, and lower friction. The FreeForm Modeling system is available with either the PHANTOM Desktop device or PHANTOM Omni device. The FreeForm Modeling Plus system is only available with the PHANTOM Desktop device.

‡ FreeForm Modeling Plus only

Unparalleled Creativity

Geomagic Freeform provides all the flexibility a designer could want, especially when designing toys, miniatures and figurines. That’s why leading toy companies worldwide rely on Freeform to create award-winning designs in record time. Geomagic Freeform delivers the perfect platform providing flexibility, advanced design tools and a realistic touch-based environment.

Medical Implants and Study Models

Geomagic Freeform provides medical professionals and implant/device manufacturers with an exceptional toolset to create patient-specific implants, study models, prosthetics, custom surgical guides and orthotics. Leveraging CT and 3D scan data, designers can quickly and accurately create precise organic models and get them into production in record time, saving time — and saving lives.

Industrial Product Design

With Geomagic Freeform, ideas can be realized quickly and multiple variations are easily explored. This gives designers the edge over traditional CAD tools by offering the flexibility to organically model shapes, combine 3D data from scans and other sources and make amazing new products in no time at all.

System Requirements

Only available in 64-bit versions

Operating Systems Windows 7 (64 bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Additional System Requirements Windows .NET Framework 4.0 or 4.5 SP1
Microsoft Office 2010
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Display 1280 x 1024 resolution or better
24-bit color/32-bit color depth recommended
Open GL 1.1 compliance
others
CPU Intel® and AMD® processors with a minimum 2 GHz clock speed*
Memory 64-bit systems: 8 GB recommended minimum
Free Disk Space 30 GB or more
Video Cards List of Geomagic-recommended video cards. See GPU section.

Downloads

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