Geomagic Freeform

Create production-ready organic designs

Geomagic Freeform enables you to solve complex design and manufacturing challenges. The industry’s most comprehensive organic 3D engineering tools combine touch-based 3D sculpting, surfacing, design intent modeling, 3D scan processing, CAD interoperability and mold making. Get the sensation of clay modeling with the benefits of digital design.

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Break through the limitations of traditional CAD design and bring your visions to reality. Geomagic Freeform offers a comprehensive design and sculpting toolset allowing you to sculpt, detail and deform virtual clay models into any form you desire. Geomagic Freeform Plus takes these toolsets into advanced manufacturing design including automatic conversion of digital clay and polygons to NURBS surfaces, mold and die design, shelling, draft analysis, parting line and surface creation tools for complex organic shapes.


Geomagic Freeform is purpose-built to get your design into production, including its robust interoperability tools to handle import and export of 3D file formats including STL, OBJ, PLY, IGES, STEP and other neutral formats. Freeform Plus supports additional CAD formats. Combine CAD files with sculpted features to create accurate organic solids that are defined by explicit dimensions.


Amaze and delight your clients or colleagues with high definition KeyShot for 3D Systems for fast and beautiful renderings of your designs. A wide range of preset materials, lights and cameras let you create stunning renderings. For highly customized renderings, KeyShot includes tools to create high-resolution images, custom materials and sophisticated lighting.


Geomagic Freeform picks up where traditional CAD software stops. This hybrid modeling system has the flexibility and benefits of many different modeling paradigms incorporating Surfaces, Solids, Mesh, SubD, and Clay. Make smooth surfaces and razor sharp edges with SubD, model precisely defined CAD shapes with NURBS and Solids or deform and emboss shapes with Clay.


Geomagic Freeform’s comprehensive StructureFX™ toolset delivers the freedom to select existing patterns or create custom complex, internal and external lattice structures for lightweight and beautiful designs. Advanced tools create functional cages for applications such as custom medical implants. These tools work alongside the advanced 3D print analysis tools for perfect and successful 3D printing of your designs.


With Freeform’s 3D Printability checking tools, you can also catch potential design flaws early on, streamlining your design to production process. You can harness Freeform’s patented voxel technology to assure that designs are topologically error free, and cut the need for expensive geometry analysis and repair software.


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.


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.


For the ultimate in expressive freedom and faster modeling, Geomagic Freeform products work exclusively with the included 3D Systems Touch haptic devices to deliver freedom of motion and the physical sensation of sculpting in a virtual environment. This more intuitive way of interacting with your 3D design reduces learning curves, speeds design and allows you to deliver top-notch 3D data.

Geomagic Freeform Features

Streamline Mass Custom Design Workflows

  • The new Sketch Text tool easily generates outline font profiles that can be used to create 3D part labels.
  • Shell Cut is a new tool that enables the creation of layered text or details as independent 3D objects that match the surface contours of the underlying part. Together these new tools make mass-customization of any design easier than ever.

Improved Accuracy in Complex Designs

This 2D slicing analysis tool not only provides a dynamically interactive cross-section inspection tool, but also provides multiple methods and modes for extracting slice-based image stacks or profile curves. These functions can be used to identify voids, avoid collisions, validate clearance specifications, or reverse engineer the shape of a volume giving you the assurance that your design is accurate and correct.

Improved Documentation Capabilities

Advanced documentation tools enable streamlined communication with your customers.

  • Easily create images for downstream documentation with the click of a button
  • Generate a single image or sets of images based on orthographic or turntable views
  • Utilize options that eliminate downstream editing time such as cropping, centering, object filtering and background transparency (PNG)

Promote legacy Common Solids to Solid Pieces

Freeform Plus v2017 has a new option to promote legacy Common Solids to be Solid Pieces, infusing them with new capabilities. Promoting a legacy Common Solid to be a Solid Piece enables more precise positioning control, per-piece attribute assignment, higher status in the Object List, and access to a broader set of palette tools.

Performance Optimizations

  • Multi-piece Reduce-for-Export is now multi-threaded, reducing processing time as much as 50% or more based on one piece per logical core
  • Reduce file sizes by as much as 95% using optional File Compression on save
  • Optimizations to transparency improves framerates, increases rendering quality, and supports modes for either High or Low Resolution Clay See Through, allowing for the best balance of quality and redraw performance in any workflow situation.

Additional 2017 Enhancements

  • Drag-and-drop to import clay files into an existing open project
  • Measure angle capability added to the ruler tool
  • New tessellation controls are now provided for solid-to-mesh conversions, incluing the import of CAD parts as mesh

Construct Clay

Make smooth surfaces and razor sharp edges with SubD, model precisely defined CAD shapes with NURBS and Solids or deform and emboss shapes with Clay.

Sculpt Clay

Carve and shape your clay with a wide range of tools in your virtual space including razors, knife cutters, scrapers and more. Smooth, smudge and shape the design using a variety of available tools.

Detail and Edit Clay

Tug, ridge, emboss and deform your clay without limitations using Freeform’s detailing tools to create exactly the design you envisage. Benefit from the full range of selection and move features that allow repositioning, alignment, and separation of the design. Benefit from a range of dimensional controls to assist with accuracy in designs.

3D Curves

Easily draw, repair and edit curves, project from a sketch and to a plane, intersect sketches and offset curves.

Plane Features

Create, edit and sketch on a plane, orient the plane and copy profiles

2D Sketching

Fully create and edit sketches within Geomagic Freeform with pencil, freehand, control point curves, and basic 2D forms such as lines, arcs, circles, etc.

Mesh, Paint and Rendering

Import mesh models and convert to clay, and then edit the data using a range of tools to stitch, deform and tug to desired shapes. Paint the data with airbrush tools, wrap images on a model and render with the mental ray® rendering engine.

Import and export 2D and 3D industry-standard formats including: OBJ, STL, PLY, ZPR, IGES curves, Parasolid, and JPG, among others. VRML and Freeform are included as export-only formats.

Additional Features

  • Create and apply intricate, dimensionally controlled textures
  • 2D sketch; import 2D digital art files
  • Automated alignment of different data sets
  • Toolsets for voxel, polygonal mesh, SubD and NURBS modeling
  • Seamless integration of Geomagic’s powerful AutoSurface platform
  • Powerful Boolean operations
  • Draft analysis, no-fail shelling and thickness analysis
  • Complex parting surface development for mold insert design
  • 3D Printability Analysis
  • Pattern/emboss a bitmap along curves
  • Full HD color rendering with KeyShot for 3D Systems

Evaluate and Analyze

Measure mass properties such as surface areas, volumes, piece density, and analyze piece-to-piece fit, intersections and thickness. Display the model with a choice of resolutions to increase processing speed, and opt for scalable secondary views.

Customization and Utilities

Toggle new displays for undercuts, hide/show curves and fit to view, customize the UI for color schemes and favorite palettes.

System Requirements

Only available in 64-bit versions

Operating SystemsWindows 7 (64 bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
CPU(2) Intel Dual-Core Xeon (Woodcrest) 5150/2.66 GHz, 4MB L2, 1333 MHz FSB or better
RAMMinimum: 8 GB
Hard DiskMinimum: 8 GB
DisplayMinimum resolution: 1920 x 1080
GraphicsOpenGL 3.0 or above. OpenGL 4.3 enables the software to provide additional performance enhancements.
DevicesApplications can make use of the following devices:

  • 3D Systems Touch X
  • Geomagic Touch X
  • 3D Systems Touch
  • Geomagic Touch
  • Touch 3D Stylus
  • PHANToM Omni
  • PHANToM Desktop

Note: When using with Freeform, Freeform Plus or Geomagic Sculpt, please refer to the software Release notes or the Software Downloads pages to determine the latest validated driver to use with the software.


Please click the links below to download more information.

Click here to see the Freeform Modelling brochure

Voxel-based modeling
Mesh conversion and boolean support
SubD surfacing, modeling
StructureFX – LayerFX, CageFX, SurfaceFX
Full HD color rendering with KeyShot for 3D Systems
Manual patterning of pieces onto surfaces or in free-space
Automatic surfacing of clay or polygon models for export as NURBS surfaces
Direct Geomagic Capture scanning
3D printability analysis
Integration with 3D Sprint
Independent clay file viewer
2D Sketch tools, including Outlined Text
Export of Orthographic or Turntable Modes (bmp, jpg, or png with transparency option)
3D import of polygon and CAD neutral formats (.stl, .obj, .ply, .xml, .zpr, .iges, .stp, .step)
SubD surface texturing
StructureFX – CellularFX (Lattices)
Bend and twist tools
Cage and lattice deform
2D Slicer tool for part analysis as well as extraction of sets of offset images and profiles
Shell Cut creates new surface following layer of profile cut objects
Conversion of SubD to NURBS
Batching and background processing of reduce and export
Wrap for Freeform
CAD solids and surface tools
Complex draft analysis and correction
Automated mold parting line function
Mold parting surface extrusion from parting line curves
3D import of CAD native formats (.x_b, .x_t, .sldprt)

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03 9687 8638


Factory 31, 91 Moreland Street,
Footscray, VIC 3011

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