RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC-Geomagic has announced that Geomagic Studio 11 has earned full certification for use with Autodesk Inventor 2009 and 2010 software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications program. The certification indicates that Geomagic Studio has reached the highest levels of quality and interoperability when working with Autodesk Inventor software.

“The certification of Geomagic Studio gives Autodesk Inventor software users access to a comprehensive solution for transforming 3-D scan data into high-quality CAD models,” says Andrew Anagnost, vice president of design, engineering and simulation products for the Autodesk Manufacturing Industry Group. “Manufacturers can look forward to a seamless connection between Geomagic Studio and Autodesk Inventor to design and build better products in less time.”

Autodesk Inventor is the foundation of the Autodesk solution for digital prototyping. It produces an accurate 3-D model that enables users to validate the form, fit and function of a design before physically building it. With Autodesk Inventor, users can safely integrate AutoCAD and 3-D data into a single digital model to create a digital prototype of the final product, reducing the number of costly physical prototypes.

Geomagic Studio enables users to create accurate 3-D models and CAD surfaces from point-cloud data-a fundamental data type used for product design, reverse engineering and rapid prototyping. By transforming physical assets into digital models, Geomagic Studio closes the loop between the physical world and digital design and manufacturing.

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