Geomagic For SOLIDWORKS Software

Seamless SCAN-to-CAD Workflow All Inside SOLIDWORKS Environment

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS provides a subset of industry-leading Geomagic Design X toolsets for transforming scan data to CAD modeling inside SOLIDWORKS.

Design Better Products Fast

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If you are a SOLIDWORKS user, creating accurate solid CAD models from scan data can be a challenge, especially when dealing with parts with complex organic shapes. Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS is a reverse engineering plug-in that exists inside SOLIDWORKS. Extract sketches and features from 3D scans using Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS, and model them with the SOLIDWORK tools you already know and love. It makes history-based modeling from scan-to-CAD that much easier.

Why Use Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS?

Use Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS to capture the design intent of complex geometry of physical objects accurately that would be difficult to measure in any other way (ie. traditional hand tools or measuring equipment). You can import data or scan directly in SOLIDWORKS and use the feature extraction wizards to extract CAD sketches, surfaces and solids. Reverse engineer with 3D scanning empowers you to tackle more projects in less time.

Reverse engineering is great for:

  • Create CAD from organic-shaped parts
  • Building components that integrate perfectly with existing products
  • Repairing or rebuild worn or broken tools or molds
  • Creating models from parts with non-existing CAD
Physical object
Physical Object
Scan data
Scan Data
Solid CAD model
Solid CAD Model with Modifications

Why choose Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS?

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What’s special about Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS is that it consists of a subset of the tools in Geomagic Design X standalone reverse engineering software—but accessible directly inside SOLIDWORKS. Built on 20 years of experience in making the most out of 3D scan data, it is the most comprehensive reverse engineering plugin for SOLIDWORKS you will ever find. Empower yourself and get all the tools you need to take on any challenges.

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS

Did You Know?

Get the most complete Scan-to-SOLIDWORKS CAD software solution with Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS.

  • 25% more accurate parts than using SOLIDWORKS alone for simple mechanical parts.
  • 40% faster total reverse engineering workflow time for complex, organic mechanical parts (e.g., impeller parts).
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Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS Features


SolidWorks assembly

The complete 3D scan-to-CAD workflow in Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS:
Scan, Mesh, Sketch, and Model

Take advantage of 3D scan data by importing or scanning directly into SOLIDWORKS to easily extract cross-sections and reference geometry. Use the familiar SOLIDWORKS tools and workflow to quickly sketch and model features.


Scan, probe, or import directly into CAD environment.

  • Scan or Probe Directly Inside SOLIDWORKS

    Reduce the time required to build complex 3D models of real world objects. You can now scan directly into SOLIDWORKS using popular industrial 3D scanners including:

    • Artec Handheld Scanners (*via Artec Studio)
    • Creaform Handheld Scanners
    • Hexagon Scan Arms
    • Faro Scan Arms and Cobalt Array Imager
    • Vialux 3D Scanners
    • Nikon Scan Arms
    Work with any 3d scanner and CMM
  • Import Files from 3D Scanner or Portable CMM

    You can also import scan files into SOLIDWORKS from popular file formats exported from all 3D scanners. Import scan data from file formats including:

    STL, PLY, OBJ,
    G3D, .ASC, SCN,
    VTX, 3PI, .AC,