Raindrop Geomagic has released Cadmus Fashion, reverse engineering software that transforms design intent into a CAD (Computer Aided Design) model.

The new software is based on technology from Cadmus Consulting LLC, the company in Hungary that was acquired by RTP-based Geomagic in late October.

Cadmus Fashion produces trimmed NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B Spline, an accurate way to define a free-form curve) models from polygon models or 3D point-cloud data from a physical part. It enables industrial designers to recreate the original surface aesthetics that are often lost when generating CAD models.

Geomagic says testing has shown that Cadmus Fashion can provide ten-fold productivity increases over traditional CAD software when processing complex free-form surfaces.

“Cadmus Fashion extends our reach beyond accurate replication of a physical product to generation of stylish surfaces commonly used in automotive body design and consumer products,” said former Cadmus CEO Tamas Varady, now chief technology officer at Geomagic. “Functional decomposition within Cadmus Fashion revolutionizes reverse engineering for surfacing and industrial design.”

Geomagic: www.geomagic.com