1. An alignment method where six points are used. The first three points define a plane, the next two points define a line, and the final point to create the alignment. The three planes must be orthogonal. Also a method of establishing the spatial orientation of a scanning device.
2. In Geomgaic software, a method of aligning Test and Reference objects in space so that analysis can be performed. 3-2-1 Alignment establishes an X, Y, and Z plane on both the test and reference objects and reorients the test object such that its three planes match those of the reference object. See Tools > Alignment > 3-2-1 Alignment.
A two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional measurement. See Analysis > 3D Dimensioning.
Reorientation of a single object in space to match the orientation of another object or to match a defined position in space. See Tools > Alignment. In Geomagic Qualify, alignment is the reorientation of an object in the three-dimensional coordinate space to another object so that these objects can be correctly compared.
The condition of a surface, axis, or plane, which is specified at an angle from a datum plane or axis. Used in GD&T.
A 2D section of a blade, upon which Geomagic Qualify can report measurements.
A single NURBS surface with edges cut to a shape. The lines between CAD faces are user-defined boundaries.
A Geomagic Studio work phase in which point objects are assembled from scanner data.
The center point of an object, polygon, selection, or point cloud.
A grouping of polygons or ordered points that is separated from other groups in the same polygon or point object.
A type of line demarcating areas of curvature or high angularity.
A line that runs down the middle of the contour band marking the centerline of the contour.
A blend joining three or more primaries or transitions.
1. In Geomagic Qualify, the association of a set of points on the Test object to a CAD face on the Reference object. Each point on the Test can correspond to one face on the Reference.
2. In Geomagic Qualify and Studio, the association of the points of the child object to its parent object.
A color-coded representation of the curvature on an object.
The systematic thinning of polygons from a polygon object while minimizing the impact on appearance. "Disk Decimation" is decimation on a disk file that is too large to open, thus preparing it to be opened by the application.
To delete triangles from the interior of the selection and insert a more orderly mesh. See Polygons > Defeature.
The entitlement number is a unique identifier used to track our products, the machines they are being used on, as well as customer information. The syntax for the entitlement number is always:
Where to find for New Customers
The entitlement number is located in the back inside of the CD case in which the software was shipped.
Where to find for Existing Customers
The entitlement number is located in the license file. To view the license file, first browse to your Geomagic application program folder on your local drive. Then, open the file geowatch.dat using Microsoft Notepad (or any standard text editor). Print the file, or locate the “Entitlement Number” (at the top of the file) and write it down. Close Notepad (or the editor you are using) and DO NOT save any changes.
To expand to a greater area. To extend contour lines expands the contour lines by a specified amount.
A shape that cannot be classified as a Plane, Cylinder, Cone, Extrusion, Drafted Extrusion, etc.
A wire frame model that is a visual presentation of an electronic representation of a three dimensional, or physical object used in 3D computer graphics. It is created by specifying each edge of the physical object where two mathematically continuous smooth surfaces meet, or by connecting an objects constituent vertices using straight lines or curves. The object is projected on the computer screen by drawing lines at the location of each edge.
The science of capturing and measuring the 3D properties of a physical object using multiple sensors, such as a hard probe and a laser scanner on one data-capture instrument.
A set of contiguous triangle edges that are not shared with other triangles, such as the edge of a sheet metal part.
The process of capturing a physical object as a digital object or model by using a scanner.
A physically anchored reticulating mechanism for mounting a hand-held scanner and through up to 7 degrees of freedom can position and record the scanner location to return accurate measured point coordinates on an object being scanned.
Applying color variations to points or triangle vertices based on normal vectors to properly display the appearance of a three-dimensional object with lighting.
Module of Geomagic Studio which accurately transforms polygonal objects into NURBS surfaces.
In Geomagic Studio, lines that break the tangency of neighboring NURBS surfaces.
A set of practices first created by Motorola that attempts to systematically remove imperfections in manufacturing processes while improving quality and efficiency; also, a set of practices that specifies the mathematical precision of measurements.
Includes the Rectangular Slot, Rounded Rectangular Slot, Oval Slot Features. See also Features.
Process of joining two data sets along a common boundary based upon alignment.
The condition permitting a uniform amount of profile variation, either unilaterally or bilaterally, on a surface. Used in GD&T.
Creates a Polygon object from a point set in a way analogous to wrapping a plastic sheet around a point set; also removes outliers. Every point becomes the vertex of a triangle of plastic wrap. The point data set should be uniform.
The correspondence in size, shape and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or median plane.
A plane that can be described as an imaginary mirror in which an object can be reflected while appearing unchanged.
In inspection applications like Qualify, it refers to the as-built part under investigation, as opposed to the reference design.
The allowable deviation in a measurement; the range of acceptable values that lie between the maximum and minimum limits.
The descriptive or informative text that appears to the left of the progress bar at the bottom of the main window.
(verb) To change an object's location and orientation in space; (noun) the Transformation Matrix that describes a change.
The portion of an untrimmed surface that perfectly matches a single area of an object.
Unordered data is a point cloud of variable density whose points exist at any location in space. See point data.
A vector that is perpendicular to the surface and which points to either the outside or inside of the object (because no determination of inside and outside has been made).
The representation of a surface in its infinite form. The untrimmed representation of a tabletop, for example, is an infinite plane.
An object colorization scheme that assigns unique color to each vertex on a Polygon object.
An orientation of an object and a set of one or more subobjects that are conveniently handled at that orientation.
The largest panel on the Geomagic product window, where objects appear and most work is conducted.
A Geomagic-proprietary file type used by default by both Geomagic Studio and Geomagic Qualify.
In Geomagic applications, an undesirable effect in which wrapping creates a bridge of triangles that resembles a web (like the webbing on a duck's foot). See Wrap.