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Longtime Rapidform/Geomagic Employee New to Forum, Ask Me Anything

Post by 3DSean » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:07 pm

In the last 7 years I've spent with these companies, I've often encountered people asking if there's a Geomagic user group or help forums or anything like that and I've never had a great answer until now. I was personally part of the Geomagic Design/Alibre forums being shut down which was something that I fought (and lost) having known the value of internet forums from my days of building 4x4's. The issue was that we could not devote 3DS personnel to moderating the forums and it couldn't be hosted on a 3DS domain. The Avi days were dark indeed.

Very happy to see a somewhat active group of users here and hoping to promote LSF to help build this community! So, in light of Geomagic Design X 2019's release date (tomorrow) ask me anything!

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Re: Longtime Rapidform/Geomagic Employee New to Forum, Ask Me Anything

Post by Phil Marsh » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:06 pm

Welcome to the LSF Sean.

I’m sure you’ll bring some great value by answering these technical questions.

If only I had one to ask :lol:

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Re: Longtime Rapidform/Geomagic Employee New to Forum, Ask Me Anything

Post by Mortum » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 am

Welcome!

I'm also "stuck" with Geomagic Design X, but i'm really loving the new/old interface of the most recent update (Rapidform days are back again :P )
Sincerely, Robin van der Molen

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Ye olde: Faro Photon 120
Ye olde: Faro Scene: 4.8
Geomagic Design X

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Post by orthogordo » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:01 pm

Hi Sean,

We are a dental lab that has been using Geomagic Studio 10 for a long time. Do you have any experience with that old software? We are having a problem with a Macro that was previously created for us. It seems like the axis coordinates have changed and it is not locating the true position of the models it outputs. any help would be great. Thanks.

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Post by 3DSean » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:48 pm

Thanks Robin and Phil, it's good to be here!

One of the things we noticed right out the gate was that the approachability of (legacy) Geomagic software was miles ahead of that of the old Rapidform tools, but generally Rapidform was more capable. The challenge we've had has been keeping the software easy to use without losing capability. That's why Design X was re-skinned to look more like SolidWorks/Inventor in 2016 and Qualify/Control was ported over to Rapidform's platform to create Control X last year.

It's been a pretty wild ride but hard work pays off and we're getting great feedback on our direction.

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Re: Longtime Rapidform/Geomagic Employee New to Forum, Ask Me Anything

Post by Scott » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:11 pm

Welcome to the forum -we haven't heard much about Rapidform/Geomagic in recent years.
It's the high price that's probably kept many individuals from using Rapidform/Geomagic. What is comparable to this software line? Why should we bother with another software product (please tell us)? How is Rapidform/Geomagic different from its competitors? Where does it excel?
Readers would benefit from a current review of the leaders in point cloud software. What is worth our investment (time and money) -what isn't?

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Re: Longtime Rapidform/Geomagic Employee New to Forum, Ask Me Anything

Post by Mortum » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:16 am

Scott wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Welcome to the forum -we haven't heard much about Rapidform/Geomagic in recent years.
It's the high price that's probably kept many individuals from using Rapidform/Geomagic. What is comparable to this software line? Why should we bother with another software product (please tell us)? How is Rapidform/Geomagic different from its competitors? Where does it excel?
Readers would benefit from a current review of the leaders in point cloud software. What is worth our investment (time and money) -what isn't?
Honestly i can't tell you exactly why we have GDX, what i heard is that at the time we started using it (2010) GDX was the only product who was a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades.

You can easily mesh, measure, create solids, etc. and also "Mesh deviation" is a pretty powerfull tool.

I use it to monitor the local church its movements during the seasons:
Afbeelding1.png
And honestly, i havent had a project yet i couln't complete with just GDX :)

The only dislike i have is that there is very few information available online. And the only available manual dates back to 2014.


[Edit]
Just googled it.. the only site hosting the manual now also is offline :(
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Sincerely, Robin van der Molen

Gear and Software:
Ye olde: Faro Photon 120
Ye olde: Faro Scene: 4.8
Geomagic Design X

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Re: Longtime Rapidform/Geomagic Employee New to Forum, Ask Me Anything

Post by Mortum » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:11 am

:oops:

I was thinking why my interface was all back to the Rapidform style....

Turns out a collegue installed the march 2015 version of GMDX...


At what version are we now? Ill let the sys-admin install the latest version then :)
Sincerely, Robin van der Molen

Gear and Software:
Ye olde: Faro Photon 120
Ye olde: Faro Scene: 4.8
Geomagic Design X

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