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Photocentric Additive – Standard Package


Jointly developed by Photocentric and CoreTechnologie, the innovative Photocentric Additive software suite has been specifically created for the LC Magna.

The software sets new standards enabling 3D models from all common CAD formats to be read and prepared for additive manufacturing processes directly as an exact, intelligent and light B-Rep geometry.

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CAD engineering standard for precise additive manufacturing

The robust B-Rep kernel of Photocentric Additive enables a quality check, repair and preparation of models in accordance with CAD-engineering standards based on the exact geometry.

In conventional 3D printing tools, CAD models are often already triangulated during the reading process and thus converted into an approximate and imprecise STL description so that further operations like a repair of modelling errors, result in significant deviations from the original shape.

Nesting and optimisation of the build platform

Photocentric Additive delivers intelligent 2D nesting capabilities with multiprocessor computation. The extremely fast and fully automatic nesting offers great benefits in terms of time and cost saving. The user can specify the respective number of parts as well as a minimum distance. The build volume is then filled automatically, so that an optimised number of components is accommodated on the platform.

3D textures revolutionise part design

Just select with a single click, the desired surface areas and then apply the texture from the database. The innovative Texture Module allows the user to access more than 5,000 different 3D texture structures.  Also, the user can upload their own texture or company logo to the database to enable full customisation of the models. Photocentric Additive makes it easy to define textures on the CAD model. The size, resolution, position, and height of the structure can be visually adjusted, whereby a rendered, photo-realistic representation of the model facilitates the work.

Support generation

The automatic analysis identifies areas where support structures are needed for manufacturing. The support structures of various shapes can be changed and customised by the user. A specific algorithm has been created for Photocentric technology which allows users to create auto supports, add them manually or edit and delete.

Slicing with multiprocessor

The use of the exact B-Rep and the multiprocessor calculation enables unrivalled slicing speeds. The default slicing parameters are taken directly from the technology database. Additionally, users can easily upload sliced files (in CWS format) directly to LC Magna through the software.

GPU Recommendation

Photocentric Additive uses VBOs for the 3D display. Thus it is necessary to use a GPU supporting at least OpenGL 4.0. Any GPU older than 2010 would not meet this criteria. We highly discourage to use Intel graphic card (embedded chipset). In the case of a server, a professional GPU is not required. A double GPU system is also not required. A minimum of 4GB of VRAM are required for the GPU.

Recommendations for a server

For a RDP connection to a server, the server must have one of the following GPU:

NVidia serie Pro (Quadro)

If these conditions are not respected, the GPU will not support the display.

Recommendations per manufacturer


≥ GeForceGT 540
≥ GeForce GTX 460
≥ Quadro 600


≥ ATI Radeon HD 5600
≥ AMD FirePro V7900
≥ AMD Radeon RX 480


≥ HD Graphics 4000



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