Materialise embeds native CAD workflows into Magics by integrating Siemens’ Parasolid Technology

December 7, 2021

LEUVEN, Belgium (December 7, 2021). Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing solutions, has licensed Siemens’ Parasolid® software for integration with Magics, the company’s industry-leading software for data and build preparation.

With Parasolid technology, Materialise will add native CAD workflows within Magics 26, providing an additional toolset on top of mesh functionality. This powerful combination of trusted solutions will allow users to continue iterating CAD designs in Magics to prepare for additive manufacturing processes, improving productivity and providing cleaner, more accurate and fit-for-purpose data.

For years, the 3D printing industry has discussed whether CAD or mesh is the preferred workflow for file preparation,” said Stefaan Motte, Vice President Software for Materialise. “We believe both offer unique benefits and a seamless integration of both formats will provide users with the optimal workflow.

Magics 26 will enable users to seamlessly transition from design optimization in CAD to mesh-based file preparation. This will enable users to easily review and edit parts with designers and engineers who are familiar with CAD systems before transitioning to mesh for platform and build preparation.

Developed by Siemens Digital Industries Software, Parasolid is the world’s premier 3D geometric modeling kernel. Parasolid is at the core of the Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio’s open and flexible ecosystem and has been adopted by more than 200 software vendors giving end-users 100 percent 3D model compatibility across 350+ Parasolid-based software applications.

Convergent Modeling™ technology, a core part of the Parasolid solution, enables mesh data to be mixed with traditional CAD geometry in a unified environment, removing the need for time-consuming and error-prone data translation and enabling intelligent operations to be carried out. Magics users will benefit from the best of both worlds – CAD for part editing using best-in-class technology and mesh-based operations for platform preparation using tried-and-true solutions.

Magics 26 will be released in spring 2022, powering the additive manufacturing champions with a cohesive and fully integrated workflow for 3D printing.

3D design coming out of a computer screen with the Magics software on it

About Materialise

Materialise incorporates three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.

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