3D Scanning Services and Equipment

Geomagic Capture

Geomagic Capture®

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

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

Harness the Power of 3D Scanning

Take the next step in product design and inspection with 3D scanning. Geomagic Capture is the first complete system that combines advanced blue LED scanner technology with easy to use software to supercharge product development and manufacturing.

Unleash More Creativity with Scan-Based Design

There’s a reason automotive designers still use clay: Starting from a real physical shape remains the best way to conceptualize and communicate complex shapes. Scan-Based Design empowers more creative product design for any industry, because it connects the real world with your design process.

Leverage the World Around You

Geomagic Capture represents a brand new design paradigm in which existing objects provide inspiration for innovative new products. Geomagic Capture’s 3D scanner provides high-fidelity data that goes directly to CAD. Improve upon, learn from, customize and reuse the designs that surround you every day.

Plug-and-Play Simplicity

Geomagic Capture isn’t just a 3D scanner. Each package includes software or plugins that deliver the right output for your needs. Options include output to native formats for every major CAD software for Scan-Based Design, and detailed reports for quality inspection.

Scanner Specifications  
Scan Speed 0.3 seconds per scan
Field of View (diagonal) / Near End - Far End 172–260 mm
Field of View (X - Y) / Near End - Far End 124 x 120 mm–192 x 175 mm
Clearance Distance 300 mm
Depth of Field 180 mm
Resolution: Average Points 985,000 per scan
Resolution: Average Polygons 1.97 million per scan
Resolution: Point to Point Distance 0.162 mm (At center of measurement volume)
Accuracy / Near End - Far End 60–118 microns (μm)
Calibration Pre-calibrated

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is included with Geomagic Capture

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

Packages include:

  • 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

2. What is the included scanner's accuracy?

The scanner 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).

3. Does the scanner require targets?

No, the Capture scanner requires no targets to align multiple scans.

4. 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.

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

Geomagic Capture for SolidWorks and Geomagic Capture for 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.

6. What versions of SolidWorks does the plugin work with?

Versions 2013 and 2014, 32 and 64 bit

7. Does the Capture scanner also collect color?

No, the Capture scanner is built to collect precision geometric measurements only.

8. Is the scanner a new product, or one that’s been on the market?

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

9. 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.


For Scan-based Design

Enhance Your CAD System

Geomagic Capture works flawlessly with SolidWorks® and SpaceClaim® via plugins and connects directly to Siemens® NX™, Solid Edge®, Creo®, Pro/Engineer® and Inventor® via Geomagic® Design™ X software. With the power to scan directly into CAD, you can design highly complex parts faster via one seamless workflow.

Professional-Grade, Accurate Scanning

The ultra-compact Geomagic Capture scanner captures precise data using state-of-the-art blue LED technology. This amazing device captures almost one million points in 0.3 seconds to create detailed models of physical objects, accurate to 0.060-0.118 mm.

Powered by Proven Technology

Geomagic Capture utilizes industry-leading technology from Geomagic and Rapidform. With the combined expertise of two industry leaders that are now part of 3D Systems, you get the easiest, most powerful Scan-Based Design software technology combined with proven scanning hardware.

Built for a Variety of Demanding Applications

Geomagic Capture’s portable scanner and flexible software make it a perfect fit for a variety of applications, from heavy-duty manufacturing to industrial design to automotive to jewelry. This new method of Scan-Based Design empowers designers across all industries to swiftly create the type of innovative products that customers demand.

Reduce Integration and Training Costs

With Geomagic Capture you get one easy-to-use, affordable solution that bridges hardware, software and CAD for your convenience. Because it’s a complete plug-and-play system, you won’t have to burn time incorporating multiple products from multiple vendors into your workflow.

For Inspection

Inspect and Verify with Confidence

Top manufacturers count on Geomagic to ensure their parts fit the bill. The seamless combination of Geomagic software with an industrial-grade structured light scanner allow you to measure with confidence.

Reduce Errors and Save Time

Geomagic Capture is a powerful metrology solution that sits on your desktop, so you can check part quality quickly and fix problems fast. Get the precision and detail of blue light LED scanning, coupled with easy-to-use inspection software.

Ensure Process Consistency and Efficiency

With inexpensive, easy-to-use metrology at your fingertips, you can inspect more parts more frequently, ensuring that your products are made right every time. Scan parts made by third parties and quickly compare back to your CAD designs.


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