Raindrop Geomagic is making applications available that enable users to generate instant 3D comparisons of products for inspection purposes.

The applications are available for a variety of systems, including Geomagic Qualify 7 which Raindrop Geomagic introduced earlier this week.

“These plug-ins provide the 3D equivalent of ‘what-you-see-is-what-you-get’ for scanner users,” said Peter Scott, Raindrop Geomagic’s vice president of engineering, in a statement. “It is a natural way to bridge the gap between capturing and processing data for downstream applications.”

The company said using real-time 3D comparisons with portable scanners would assist computer-aided inspections in manufacturing areas and speed up inspections.

Raindrop Geomagic: www.geomagic.com