SpaceClaim solves geometry problems, fast.

At SpaceClaim, we believe that technology should work for you, not the other way around. Technology should make your job easier, not more complicated.

SpaceClaim enables anyone to create, edit, or repair geometry without worrying about underlying technology. With SpaceClaim, working with 3D modeling software becomes fast, easy, flexible, and rewarding, no matter where in the workflow you need it.

Users of SpaceClaim can: 

  • Edit, repair, and create any geometry - without worrying about where the file comes from
  • Increase productivity by removing the CAD bottleneck in your workflow
  • Manipulate geometry faster, easier, and more intuitively resulting in less time spent struggling with geometry and more time dedicated to primary job functions such as manufacturing, analysis, and concept modeling.

Why Choose SpaceClaim?

  • SpaceClaim is the fastest solid modeler available, letting you process more ideas more quickly and interact directly with your customers
  • Only SpaceClaim has Pull, Move, Fill, and Combine, the easiest way to do 3D
  • Never experience rebuild errors or struggle with complicated constraints. Leave those problems with traditional CAD


A Quantum Leap in Engineering Productivity

SpaceClaim empowers engineers to be more creative and deliver products to market faster. Throughout the lean product development cycle, SpaceClaim makes it possible for engineers to easily explore their ideas and solve problems in 3D, reuse and quickly edit concept models from any CAD system, and simplify models for analysis in a fraction of the time it used to take with traditional CAD. Customers are also using SpaceClaim to bid on new projects to improve their win rates by communicating with prospects and customers in 3D.

Optimizing Engineering with 3D Modeling

The rules of product development are changing.  Smart manufacturers are realizing that by realigning product design activities, they can guarantee that final testing will validate expected results.

By empowering engineering with easy-to-use and powerful 3D conceptual design tools, together with access to CAE, engineers can optimize their designs before committing them to the labor-intensive detailed design process in traditional CAD.

The untapped opportunity for most manufacturers is that CAE isn’t involved until late in the product development cycle - when the fixes are often very costly.  Up-front simulation avoids last-minute compromises.

Enabling Creativity to Foster Innovation and Win More Business

SpaceClaim is the only 3D direct modeler designed from the ground up to be the fastest tool available for concept design and 3D problem solving.

  • Easily visualize and evaluate designs
  • Achieve new levels of creativity and product innovation
  • Quickly create new designs and easily change them later
  • Use groundbreaking 3D modeling tools
  • Reuse almost any 2D or 3D CAD file
  • Bid for new business in 3D allowing engineers to propose with compelling, realistic 3D concept models
  • Have complete control over assembly structures and bill of materials

Improving CAE Productivity to Reduce Lead Times

SpaceClaim Engineer improves simulation productivity by giving engineers total control of model preparation, editing, and optimization, reducing iteration and lead times significantly and getting products to market faster.

  • Easily prepare CAD models for meshing and analysis
  • Quickly improve and manipulate the design
  • Seamlessly share design changes with the CAD team
  • Fix STEP, IGES, and other imported CAD files

SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeling is easy to learn and use and includes basic 3D commands like Pull and Move.

Learn more about SpaceClaim and CAE Model Preparation.

Streamlining Product Design to Improve Quality and Lower Cost

SpaceClaim Engineer and CAE work together to optimize product designs before detailing in CAD. Engineers can get the engineering right and the CAD teams can produce a better detail design for manufacturing.

  • Optimize against opposing design parameters, honing the understanding of ideal solutions
  • Change materials, design approaches, and manufacturing processes without starting from scratch
  • Reuse existing parts and designs as a starting point for new ones, applying knowledge as you discover it in CAE
  • Provide accurate, solid models to the CAD team to maximize process efficiency

Getting the Job Done in Manufacturing

SpaceClaim lets anybody modify a CAD model, regardless of the constraints and history that can get in the way of finishing a project. Make last-minute edits to prepare parts for manufacturing(link is external), including:

  • Additive Manufacturing (Rapid Prototyping)
  • De-featuring and Adjusting for NC Programming
  • Sheet Metal Manufacturing
  • Mold Manufacturing
  • 3D Solids from 2D Drawings and Images

SpaceClaim in Industrial Design

SpaceClaim marries the simplicity of a surface modeler with the robust power of solid modeling. Use SpaceClaim to create quick assemblies for surfacing in your favorite surface modeler. Or, turn surface models into solids, adding rich detail.

  • SpaceClaim’s direct solid modeling is the fastest way to create forms, basic concepts, and massing studies
  • Directly create and edit surface curves, even if the surfaces weren’t created in SpaceClaim
  • Create beautiful anti-aliased layouts of your concept and use KeyShot integration to explore textural choices and aesthetic ramifications
  • Interoperate with your favorite surface modelers and enjoy direct copy-and-paste integration with Rhino and MOI 



Design and Concept Modeling:
Create parts, assemblies and drawings. Open, repair and edit any CAD file. SpaceClaim’s Direct Modeling technology is faster, easier and more flexible than any other 3-D modeling tool.
Reverse Engineering:
Use intuitive and powerful tools to autosurface simple or complex mesh data, build intricate parts or recreate fixtures quickly and efficiently.
Simulation and Analysis:
Simplify models in minutes instead of hours. Quickly modify, optimize and parameterize any CAD file to reduce mesh complexity and reduce simulation solve time.
Model Preparation for Manufacturing:
Prepare models for manufacturing steps and maximize machining time. Edit any CAD file, repair corrupt or difficult CAD files, and design jigs and fixtures faster than ever before.
3-D Printing:
Make any 3-D file print-ready. Analyze and repair dirty or corrupt faceted data, or quickly create, edit and prepare optimized models for 3-D printing.
Sheet Metal Design and Manufacturing:
Complete sheet metal jobs quickly while minimizing downtime on a shop floor. Design enclosures and convert 3-D files to unfolded layouts. Import and repair unfoldable sheet metal designs.

Who Benefits from Deploying SpaceClaim in Your Organization?

Engineers (and industrial designers)

  • First 3D system on the market that any engineer or industrial designer can use
  • Fastest 3D Direct Modeler for concept modeling ever developed
  • Clear concept communication and 3D markup
  • Works with data from anywhere (such as 2D, 3D, photos, sketches, and scan data)
  • Best tool for CAE model creation, preparation, and optimization

Managers and IT Staff

  • Lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and remarkably fast Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Dramatic Improvement in time-to-CAD
  • Removes expensive iterations and design delays
  • 3D interaction with customers wins more business
  • 3D interaction with suppliers lowers components costs
  • Saves maintenance costs
  • Underserved CAD users switch to SpaceClaim, saving money
  • Prevents casual users from damaging expensive CAD data


  • Low TOC and fast ROI
  • Imports and edits any CAD data
  • Cleans and simplifies any data from any CAD system
  • 3D Direct Modeling is better for Computer  Aided Manufacturing (CAM), such as creating fixtures in hours instead of days
  • Fix problems wherever you find them. easily communicating suggestions to the customer

Here are some of SpaceClaim's Capabilities from their own website!


Free Trial

ANSYS SpaceClaim enables anyone to create, edit, and repair geometry without worrying about underlying technology. With SpaceClaim, working with 3D modeling software becomes fast, easy, flexible, and rewarding, no matter where in the workflow you need it. Follow the link to ANSYS to begin your free trial now.