Geomagic Control X Software

Revolutionize your inspection routines with comprehensive metrology platform

Geomagic Control X is a flexible and reliable 3D metrology solution for inspection and verification of manufactured parts from design to production.

Ensuring Quality Everywhere

Geomagic Control X focuses on helping your organization measure more parts, more often, and in more places. Empower your staff and stakeholders to improve quality at every step of your design and manufacturing processes. Significantly improve quality of manufactured parts and assemblies using powerful tools inside Control X to compare 3D scanner data with CAD models or a golden standard. Build inspections with total accountability and traceability throughout the entire process.

Why Use Geomagic Control X?

Geomagic Control X helps you in every step of your process from design, manufacturing, inspecting, to maintenance. Uncover any potential issues before they happen. Learn how to fix the source of the problem before it costs delays in the production schedule.

Product Design

Design For Manufacturability

Check prototypes and address possible manufacturing issues before they arise (i.e. deformation after molding/casting).

Find Problems and Fix Them

While other inspection software only shows you where parts are out of specifications, Control X complements with CAD and Geomagic Design X scan-based design software. Update 3D CAD models to compensate for any problems.


Identify and Resolve Manufacturing Issues

Digitizing physical parts into 3D models using a 3D scanner provides a comprehensive view of your parts. Working together with Geomagic Control X, scan-based inspection provides you with the tools and the flexibility to understand how and why a part may have issues and keep production on course.

Reduce Costly Scrap and Rework

Inspect incoming parts from suppliers to prevent defective parts before making it to the production line.

Scan-based Inspection (3D Inspection)

Solve Your Complex Measurement Problems

Geomagic Control X has all the tools you need for even the most demanding quality control requirements.

Measure Once – No Need To ReMeasure The Part

Improve your quality documentation process. 3D scanning allows you to have complete digital records of a physical part and all its measurement information. You can pull up the 3D scans and check any dimensions at any time in the future.


Assess Irregularities Accurately And Consistently

3D scanning reveals damage, wear and tear, and deformation even where you least expected. Geomagic Control X’s automated alignment and deviation analysis tools make it easy to locate and measure part wear.

Predict Part Failure Before It Happens

Monitor changes in a part’s geometry over time to catch unforeseen problems and take corrective actions. Geomagic Control X has trend analysis and reporting, so you can forecast when a part or tool might fail.

Geomagic Control X Essentials

Two affordable editions of the software to get you started on scan-based inspection.

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Why choose Geomagic Control X?

Reasons why Geomagic Control X is right for you:

  • Total Package
    Total Package

    Control X includes all you need in a professional 3D inspection platform. It even includes CAD importers, scan mesh processing tools, and airfoil analysis.

  • Full Control
    Full Control

    Control X gives you control to spend more time focusing on getting results, and less time worrying about how to make the software work for you.

  • Simplify Complexities
    Simplify Complexities

    Converts difficult to understand information so it’s easy to comprehend. Beautiful, intuitive color maps show you what is in and out of tolerance and by how much.

  • Easy to Learn
    Easy to Learn

    You don’t have to be an expert in 3D inspection software. Start getting results with little or no training

  • Great With Large Data Sets
    Great With Large Data Sets

    The software’s scan-native algorithms built on a CAD kernel empowers it to handle huge data sets fast and easy.

  • Backed By Experience
    Backed By Experience

    Control X is a modern inspection software built on more than 20 years of innovation in making the most out of 3D scan data.

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Did You Know?

Gain better insights beyond pass or fail with Control X.

  • 3D scanning and inspecting parts with Control X is up to 7x faster than with a CMM.
  • Control X customers report up to 80% lower inspection costs based on time and labor savings.
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What’s New with Geomagic Control X?

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What are the differences between Geomagic Control X latest version to previous versions of the software?

Feature Comparison by Version


Geomagic Control X delivers quality without compromise. Result-driven workflows with new innovative features enable quality and shop floor managers to significantly improve productivity in inspection.

workflow input


  • Direct scanner integration
  • Preplanned probing routines
  • Walk up inspection tools
  • Scanning automation
workflow inspection


  • Multiple result analysis
  • Synchronous inspection
  • CAD aware dimensioning and GD&T
  • Workflow driven probing processes
  • Root cause analysis & traceability
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Reporting and Trend Analysis

  • Viewpoint driven reporting
  • Create customizable reports with annotations effortlessly for stakeholders

Key Features to Control X

CAD-Aware Dimensioning, PMI Support, and 2D & 3D GD&T Callouts

With extensive Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) tools, you can analyze size, form, orientation, and location of features according to the ASME Y14.5M standard using Geomagic Control X. Intuitively dimension and constrain features directly from CAD, or import PMI/MBD enabled models for dramatic improvements in inspection process setup efficiency.

  • Measure Dimensions Instantly
    Measure Dimensions Instantly

    Because Control X automatically recognizes features in nominal models (regardless of whether they’re CAD models or scans of golden parts), measuring dimensions in 2D or 3D is incredibly quick and easy.

  • Automate the Entire Process
    Automate the Entire Process

    Every aspect of your inspection project is recorded in Control X’s model manager. Additional parts can be inspected with a few clicks–or no clicks at all, with the help of the patch processing app that can run in parallel on multiple PCs.

  • Align The Way You Want
    Align The Way You Want

    Control X has streamlined alignment methods to cover every inspection scenario:

    • Automatic feature-based alignment
    • Best fit aligment with contraint options RPS, datum, 3-2-1 alignments
    • Adaptive & homing alignments
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Geomagic Control X is a flexible solution that works with:

  • Your 3D Measurement Tools

    Geomagic Control X works with any 3D scanner and portable CMM for all your inspection needs. It even has direct interfaces to many of the most popular systems. Add any 3D scanner at any time, without having to learn another interface.

    Work with any 3d scanner and CMM
  • Your CAD Systems

    The software can import all major CAD file formats including CATIA, NX, Creo, Pro/ENGINEER, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor, and more, as well as PMI and GD&T data. You get native interfaces with PMI for all the major CAD systems too:


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