Geomagic Design X Software

The Fastest Path from 3D Scans to CAD

Geomagic Design X is the leading scan to CAD software for reverse engineering physical parts into digital parametric CAD models. Combine history-based CAD with 3D scan data processing.

The Ultimate Scan to CAD Solution

Geomagic Design X is the industry leading reverse engineering software that uses 3D scan data captured from a 3D scanner to create history-based CAD. Instead of designing from scratch, use 3D meshes of real world objects as a starting point for your new design. With Design X, you can create feature-based, editable solid models with history tree compatible with your existing CAD software.

What Can You Do with Geomagic Design X?

Real world object to parametric CAD model
  • CAD File

    Create missing CAD files of existing parts without hassle. This is especially important when you need to create CAD models in volume.

  • Extract design intent

    Extract design intent of existing objects that would be difficult to do in any other way.

  • 3D Scanning

    When you combine 3D scanning with Design X, you get accurate full data capture of real world objects faster compared to using calipers or CMMs.

Scan virtually anything and create manufacturing-ready designs with Geomagic Design X reverse engineering software:

  • Rebuild CAD data for legacy parts and tooling
  • Design new custom products that fit in, on, or around existing ones
  • Document changes made post-prototype or manufacture
  • Recreate non-existent or lost CAD data for parts and molds
  • Convert physical parts into CAD for new product designs

Complements Your Entire Design Ecosystem

Live Transfer feature allows seamless live data exchange to multiple CAD applications for including:
  • Solidworks
  • PTC
  • Inventor
  • Catia
  • Solid Edge
  • NX

Live Transfer is one of the most powerful features in the reverse engineering software. Once you completed your solid model in Geomagic Design X, the Live Transfer command transfers whole or partial data to target CAD systems in real-time. Each feature is transferred instantaneously, which yields a parametric model with complete editable feature history in your CAD software as though you created it there originally. The software transfers native CAD data that you can use the same way as any other CAD model—except that it accurately represents a scanned object.

Why Use Geomagic Design X?

Geomagic Design X makes it easy to create editable, feature-based CAD models and integrate them into your existing engineering design workflow. Create manufacturing-ready CAD models directly from scan data in the fastest way possible.

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Design Faster With Scan to CAD

Accelerate Time to Market

Shave days or weeks from product idea to finished design using reverse engineering. Scan prototypes, existing parts, tooling or related objects using a 3D scanner and create designs in a fraction of the time it would take to manually measure and create CAD models from scratch.

design better

Design Better

Leverage Existing Assets

Many designs are inspired by another. Easily scan into your CAD system. Learn from it. Reuse it. Improve on it. Easily rebuild your old parts into current CAD data, create drawings and production designs.

design easier

Design Easier

Works Like CAD Software

If you are familiar with CAD, you can start using Design X right away. It uses familiar tools for solid modeling. Say goodbye to traditional reverse engineering workflows involved in painstaking polygon editing and surface generation. Geomagic Design X makes it simplier and easier to use.

do the impossible

Do The Impossible

Accomplish More

Build products that cannot be designed without reverse engineering, customized parts that require a perfect fit with the human body. Create components that integrate perfectly with existing products. Recreate complex geometry that cannot be measured any other way.

reduce costs

Reduce Costs

Save significant money and time when modeling as-built and as-designed parts. With Design X, you can:
  • Deform an existing CAD model to fit your 3D scans
  • Reduce tool iteration costs by using actual part geometry to correct your CAD and elimination part springback problems
  • Reduce costly errors related to poor fit with other components
Geomagic Design X Essentials

Geomagic Design X Essentials

This Scan to CAD software has the key toolsets of the iconic Geomagic Design X—at a fraction of the price of the full version of the software.

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Why choose Geomagic Design X?

Reasons why Geomagic Design X is the right reverse engineering software for you:

CAD models

Like No Other

As model complexity and feature count increase, reverse engineering time increases at an even faster rate. It is no wonder that those who regularly reverse engineer objects rely on Geomagic Design X software to do it. Create accurate, high-quality CAD model in less time, regardless of complexity.

  • Fast and Accurate
    Fast and Accurate

    Unlock new ways to accelerate product development for faster time to market, better fit, and longer product life cycles.

  • Total Package
    Powerful and Flexible Tools

    Create the right model for every project with complete toolsets for solids, surfaces, and meshes.

  • Great With Large Data Sets
    Great with Large Data Sets

    With Geomagic Design X, there’s no lags or frozen screens when dealing with large scan data sets from 3D scanners.

  • Easy to Learn
    Easy to Learn

    Start using Design X right away. It works like your CAD software so it feels like a similar environment. Also works seamlessly with any CAD software.

  • Proven and Reliable
    Proven and Reliable

    Don’t leave critical design work to chance! Design X is the only software that combines scan processing and CAD, plus real-time feedback.

  • Backed By Experience
    Backed By Experience

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

Geomagic Design X

Did You Know?

Geomagic Design X makes it easy to extract values, features, and surfaces from existing products by creating CAD models from 3D scans faster, more accurately, and more reliably than any other reverse-engineering method.

  • 3-10x faster time to CAD
  • 15% increased total end-part accuracy
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What’s New in Geomagic Design X?

Geomagic Design X 2020

Why Upgrade to the Latest Version of Geomagic Design X?

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Import point cloud or mesh through direct scanning for the widest range of the most popular devices or import over 60 file formats including polygons, point clouds, and CAD.

Once completed, you can:

  • Process Points Cloud and Mesh Data

    Process Points Cloud and Mesh Data
  • Water Tight Mesh

    Water Tight Mesh
    • Manufacture or Simulation
  • Design Intent Feature Extraction

    Design Intent Feature Extraction
    • With Accuracy Analysis
  • Feature Based CAD Model

    Feature Based CAD Model
  • As Built Modeling Automatic and Exact Surfacing

    Automatic and Exact Surfacing
  • Highly Accurate CAD conversion

    Accurate CAD conversion
    • CAD system
    • Manufacture or Simulation

Key Features

Geomagic Design X does what no other software can with its combination of automatic, guided solid model extraction; incredibly accurate, exact surface fitting to organic 3D scans; mesh editing; and point-cloud processing.

Real time accuracy analysis

Real-Time Accuracy Analysis Ensures CAD Models Are True

The scan to CAD software has a real-time feedback with patented accuracy analyzer to determine the accuracy of your CAD model on the fly during every step of the reverse engineering process.

  • Automated Sketching Increases Accuracy
    Automated Sketching Increases Accuracy

    No need to hand-select points to form sketches or rely on visual approximations to guess where the sketches should go. With Geomagic Design X, fit sketch lines, arcs, and curves onto scanned parts more accurately by best fit automatically.

  • Automated Feature Creation Speeds Up Modeling
    Automated Feature Creation Speeds Up Modeling Process

    CAD models have hundreds or thousands of features describing every aspect of a given part. Design X performs common feature modeling operations automatically in seconds including 2D and 3D sketch, revolve, extrude, fillet, shell/thicken, and pipe.

  • Fitted NURBS Surfacing
    Fitted NURBS Surfacing Capture Complex, Freeform Geometry Easily

    Some part regions such as rough, unmachined casting portions do not require design intent extraction. Design X empowers you to capture as-built NURBS geometry automatically to blend automatic surfaces with solid-modeled features seamlessly.


Leading manufacturers are using modern reverse engineering software like Design X to gain a competitive edge throughout the design, manufacture, and maintenance of their products. The software equips you with all the tools you need to do reverse engineering jobs faster, easier all the while saving costs.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Remanufacturing and Maintenance
  • Sheet Metal Stamping
  • Casting
  • Product Design and Customization
  • Prototyping
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