Geomagic Capture

Geomagic Capture and Capture Mini are a family of powerful, integrated scanners and software systems for professional Scan-Based Design and quality inspection. They are available in six application-specific configurations, combining the best of Geomagic software with a compact, ultra-precise blue light LED scanner.

Geomagic Capture and Capture Mini enable designers and engineers to incorporate real-world objects into CAD as a seamless part of their engineering workflow. Geomagic Capture scanners for quality inspection deliver precision scanning integrated with Geomagic’s high-quality inspection tools in a seamless, push-button manner. With unprecedented performance and affordability Geomagic Capture scanners usher in a new era of design-to-manufacturing productivity and utility.

Manufacturers Description

Get to Market Faster with 3D Systems

Streamline your workflow, incorporate quality inspection and deliver products to market faster with the power of 3D Systems’ complete digital thread. Geomagic Capture delivers a bridge between physical parts and digital software tools for rapid design, engineering, production and quality control. Bring physical objects to CAD, recreate lost or damaged design files, verify dimensions, prepare for 3D printing and manufacture confidently.

Rapidly Recover Lost Design Data

Lost design data? Have an old part with no drawings? Geomagic Capture lets you quickly and easily recreate 3D CAD data for highly complex and broken parts in one seamless scan-based design workflow. From there, you can go directly to 3D printing and manufacturing.

Scan Faster with Multi-Capture Scanning

Quickly set up a multi-Capture array, and you can scan and process accurate 3D data even faster. The software’s advanced automation and scripting tools make repetitive inspections easier than ever.

Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency

Complete Geomagic Capture systems, including integrated Geomagic software, cost less than other professional 3D scanners. For the first time, you can get the accuracy, the scanning envelope and the advanced software you need from a single vendor.

Design from the World Around You

Geomagic Capture ushers in a new design paradigm where existing objects provide inspiration for innovative new products. Improve upon, learn from, customize and reuse the designs that surround you every day with a 3D scanner for CAD.

Enhance Your Scanning with the Geomagic Capture ProPack

The Geomagic Capture ProPack gives you the power of portable hands-free 360° scanning. This all-in-one addition to your Geomagic Capture scanning experience includes a powered, fully automated rotary turntable plus fixturing arms to hold your parts in place. It’s secured in a form-fitting hard case that has spaces to include your Geomagic Capture scanner and tripod.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H)276 x 74 x 49 mm
Weight1.35 kg
Depth of Field180 mm
Stand-off Distance300 mm
Field of View124 x 120 mm (near) 190 x 175 mm (far)
Data Capture Rate985,000 points/scan (0.3 sec per scan)
Accuracy0.060 mm
Resolution0.110 mm at 300 mm; 0.180 mm at 480 mm
Computer RequirementsWindows 7/8 (64-bit) Operating System, Intel and AMD Quad-core 2-GHz CPU or better,
Gigabit Ethernet interface, 4 GB Memory or greater, 512 MB Video Card or better

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with Geomagic Capture?

Every Geomagic Capture scanner system comes complete with everything you need for Scan-Based Design or Inspection.

Packages include:

  • Capture or Capture Mini Blue light LED 3D scanner
  • Geomagic application software (varies based on Capture package purchased)
  • 90 day hardware warranty (annual warranty included with maintenance)
  • Desktop scanner stand, AC adapter and data cable

What is the included scanner’s accuracy?

The Capture is pre-calibrated at the factory and offers accuracy of 60 microns at the near field (about 0.3m from the scanner) to 118 microns at the far end of the field (about 0.5m from the scanner).

The Capture Mini is pre-calibrated at the factory and offers accuracy of 34 microns at the near field about 0.3m from the scanner) to 70 microns at the far end of the field (about 0.5m from the scanner).

Do the scanners require targets?

No, the Capture scanners require no targets to align multiple scans.

Can the software work with other scanners?

Yes! We do not limit the software that comes as part of any Geomagic Capture package, so it will work with all 3D scanners.

Do I need a seat of Solidworks or SpaceClaim in order for Geomagic Capture Scanners to work?

Geomagic Capture Scanners for SolidWorks and SpaceClaim require SolidWorks or SpaceClaim to function, which are not included in the package.

For all other Geomagic Capture packages, no additional software is required to create CAD models or inspect parts.

What versions of SolidWorks does the plugin work with?

Versions 2013 and 2014, 32 and 64 bit

Do the Capture scanners also collect color?

No, the Capture scanners are built to collect precision geometric measurements only.

Are the scanners new products, or have they been on the market?

The Capture scanners use proven technology that’s been powering 3D scanners for more than a year.

What about the Sense scanner – how does it compare?

The 3D Systems Sense scanner is a consumer device that costs just a few hundred dollars and is aimed at home users and hobbyists.  It’s accurate to a few millimeters, which makes it impractical for most professional uses.  More information about the Sense is available at cubify.com/sense.