Geomagic Freeform Software

Organic 3D design software that brings clay modeling into the digital world

3D sculpting software that works with touch-based haptic devices to combine the best of both worlds: traditional handcraftsmanship with organic, digital design for custom manufacturing.

Virtual Clay Modeling

Geomagic Freeform software is the digital equivalent of working with your hands using a piece of clay. This new method of hybrid design gives designers an edge over traditional computer-aided design tools by offering the flexibility to organically model shapes with your hands. It provides a comprehensive design and sculpting toolset to empower you to sculpt, detail, and deform virtual clay models into any form you desire.

Geomagic Freeform

Design with Freedom

With Geomagic Freeform, you can design from scratch, or combine 3D data from a 3D scanner and other sources.

Make amazing new products in no time.

Add a Sense of Touch to Your Digital World

Geomagic Freeform works seamlessly with 3D Systems Touch haptic 3D devices (Touch or Touch X models). It’s a true 3D interface with force feedback on your hand that gives you a physical sensation of sculpting in a virtual environment. Work faster in 3D than ever before because the devices use a sense of touch to model virtual clay just like real clay. This intuitive way of interacting with your 3D design reduces learning curves, speeds design, and empowers you to deliver top-notch 3D data.

Why Use Geomagic Freeform?

Geomagic Freeform is a flexible software solution for anyone looking for an easier way to design organic products intuitively.



Moving away from the traditional way of hand making orthoses and prostheses to a digital workflow of manufacturing.
  • Create sculpted forms using scan data from patient’s body form in a CAD environment
  • Design custom medical products that are properly-fitted, lighter, and stronger
  • Personalize each piece to a specific patient
  • Create functional cages for applications such as custom medical implants
consumer products

Consumer Products

Product design and manufacturing used by the world’s leading companies in consumer products and toys.
  • Repair complex geometry no matter the origin design software
  • Create fast design and reiterations of intricate models in minutes
  • Define complex parting lines, remove undercuts and overhangs, and add finishing details
  • Design manufacturing-ready models from multiple file formats combining solids and surfaces
  • Complete mold design directly from model
specialty design

Speciality Design

Ornamental manufacturing where aesthetics are a crucial in the product for industries including jewelry, wood working, home decor, ceramics.
  • Enjoy the benefits of physical modeling using a haptic device in a CAD environment
  • Add intricate details and organic lines into the design that would be difficult in other CAD software
  • Product fast accurate photorealistic visuals

What’s Special About Geomagic Freeform?

Better Together

Geomagic Freeform is more than a CAD and sculpting software. Especially ideal for 3D modeling complex, organic forms, the software takes traditional sculpting to a new level by combining it with digital design.

  • Custom Products
    Perfect For Custom Products

    Everyone is unique. Use Geomagic Freeform to create sculpted shapes, especially medical products that precisely fit the human body.

  • Ready for Manufacturing
    Ready for Manufacturing

    Create complex, sculptural, production-ready 3D models and quickly prepare them for 3D printing, or mold and die manufacturing.

  • Solve Complex Challenges
    Solve Complex Challenges

    Freeform solves complex, precision design and manufacturing challenges and easily addresses complex tasks within existing scan-to-print or CAD-to manufacturing workflows.

Geomagic Freeform

Discover why Geomagic Freeform is the most comprehensive, organic, hybrid design software on the market.

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Geomagic Freeform or Freeform Plus?

The software comes in two editions. Geomagic Freeform provides simple, fast organic design-to-3D-print tools plus a comprehensive design and sculpting toolset. Geomagic Freeform Plus takes the toolset to the next level by providing extensive hybrid design support, broader interoperability, and the tools you need to prepare your part for mold tooling and manufacturing.

Key Product Feature Freeform Freeform +
Voxel-based modeling
Mesh conversion and boolean support
SubD surfacing, modeling
StructureFX – LayerFX, CageFX, SurfaceFX
Manual patterning of pieces onto surfaces or in free-space
Automatic surfacing of clay or polygon models for export as NURBS surfaces
3D printability analysis
Integration with 3D Sprint
Independent clay file viewer
2D Sketch tools, including Outlined Text New
Export of Orthographic or Turntable Modes (bmp, jpg, or png with transparency option) New
3D import of polygon and CAD neutral formats (.stl, .obj, .ply, .xml, .zpr, .iges, .stp, .step)
SubD surface texturing
StructureFX – CellularFX (Lattices)
Bend and twist tools
Cage and lattice deform
2D Slicer tool for part analysis as well as extraction of sets of offset images and profiles New
Shell Cut creates new surface following layer of profile cut objects New
Conversion of SubD to NURBS
Batching and background processing of reduce and export
Wrap for Freeform
CAD solids and surface tools
Complex draft analysis and correction
Automated mold parting line function
Mold parting surface extrusion from parting line curves
3D import of CAD native formats (.x_b, .x_t, .sldprt)


Sample Concept Model Workflow
  • Import Design Sketches

    Import Design Sketches
    • Free hand drawing
    • Vector artwork
  • Build

    • Start from a blank screen or build on imported reference models
    • Reference imported design sketches
  • Detail

    • Add real geometry textures
    • Add complex features and details
  • Presentation

    • Photo-realistic renderings for digital reviews and brochures
    • Send to 3D print for physical reviews
Create Production Ready Models
  • Initial Sculpt

    Initial Sculpt
    • Start with the initial sculpt made in Freeform
    • Or start with an imported file
  • Engineer the Assembly

    • Define simple and complex cutting surfaces
    • Add assembly geometry
    • Shelling that never fails
  • Dynamic Draft Analysis

    Dynamic Draft Analysis
    • Tools to assess best mold directions
    • Real time analyses as you model
    • Tools to automatically fix undercuts
  • Mold Insert Design

    Mold Insert Design
    • Define complex split lines
    • Develop complex parting surfaces
    • Pass fully surfaced, mixed-mode or fully polygonal data to machining
  • Manufactured Part

    Manufactured Part
    • Create physical parts from digital models with unbelievable detail and complexity

File Compatibility

Geomagic Freeform helps you get your design into production in the best possible way. Reduce your reliance on multiple CAD and design tools with Geomagic Freeform. Combine CAD files with sculpted features to create organic solids that are defined by explicit dimensions.

  • Available in:
    Geomagic Freeform Geomagic Freeform Plus

    Import and export of polygons and other CAD neutral formats:

    .stl, .obj, .ply, .xml, .xpr, .iges, .stp, .step

    Export Orthographic or Turntable Modes:

    bmp, jpg, or png with transparency option

  • Available in:
    Geomagic Freeform Plus

    Supports additional 3D import of CAD native formats:

    .x_b, .x_t, .sldprt

Reconstructing History

Learn how GoMeasure3D use Geomagic Freeform to recreate missing pieces of five Pocahontas-era pottery for a museum exhibition to enhance visitors’ experience.

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