Materialise Magics


Materialise Magics

Repair, Edit, Enhance, Customize and Prepare your 3D Designs for 3D Printing

Materialise Magics is a smart and versatile data preparation software for additive manufacturing equipped with a customizable, intuitive user interface. This industry-leading software efficiently guides you through every step of your 3D printing workflow.

Get the Most out of Additive Manufacturing

Materialise Magics is an industry-leading data preparation and STL editor software for additive manufacturing that allows STL file conversion, errors repairing, design editing, and build platform preparation. With Magics and its modules, you can:

  • Import all data types and formats and repair and prepare files for all technologies
  • Optimize laser sintering and other AM processes
  • Simulate metal and polymer 3D prints
  • Create complex lattice and support structures for both polymer and metal 3D printers
  • Create models optimized for specific applications like investment casting
  • Rely on reports and measurements for quality control

Boost Productivity in 3D Printing

Materialise Magics is a technology-neutral modular solution. Whether you want to generate support for your metal or resin parts, or nest multiple parts on your laser sintering machine, Magics offers all the modules you need to print parts with the highest efficiency. It allows you to view slices, detect collisions, save platforms, and generate useful reports.

Reduce Project Lead Times
With the powerful tools in Materialise Magics you can simplify your 3D printing workflow and save time on data preparation, printing, and finishing, significantly reducing the lead time of projects.


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Save Material and Reduce Waste

Smart data preparation and more efficient support structures lead to less material usage and a higher amount of successfully printed parts. Reduce your data preparation costs today.

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Lightning Fast Build Preperation
Maximize your productivity by preparing and proessing build platoforms through Materialise Magics. Achieve incredibly high packing density on powder-bed fusion, and maximize build volumes with all AM Processes

Improved Quality 3D Technology

Quality and On-Spec

Get every part printed right the first time, and have the reporting and quality control systems in place to be confident that your 3D printed parts meet the exacting specifications you or your client intended

Features of Materialise Magics

Import Data Types and Formats


Import almost any file formats, retain native colour information and stay in control of your original data.

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Repair your STL files


Repair the most challenging errors and create watertight data. STL repair includes wall thickness analysis and fixing flipped triangles, bad edges, holes and other errors.

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Prepare Your Build Platform


Materialise Magics has the tools you need to duplicate parts, orient them in an ideal way, generate support for metal and Stereolithography parts, efficiently 3D nest your laser sintering parts and create no-build zones.

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Generate Reports


Materialise Magics ensures the printing of the best parts. You can measure the parts, view slices, detect collisions, save platforms and generate reports so as to deliver high-quality parts.

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Edit and Enhance your Files


With Materialise Magics you can also add logos, serial numbers and hollow parts (self-supporting hollows). In addition, you can apply textures, create lattice structures and perform Boolean operations (union, subtract, and intersect) and advanced cuts.

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Materialise Magics Features


  • Solve common problems lightning fast with one-click Autofix
  • Intuitive tools can guide you through the fixing process step-by-step when facing complex errors
  • Maintain full control with manual tools
  • Repair models and add thickness with ShrinkWrap (i.e. a thin layer is wrapped around the original model and shrinks afterward, repairing all errors)
  • Create watertight meshes that are easy to edit and manipulate
  • Remove unnecessary triangles with Triangle Reduction
  • Smooth your mesh without losing details that you want to preserve
Benefit from a wide range of easy-to-use 3D printing editing features :
  • Hollow and perforate your parts (including self-supporting hollows)
  • Cut with advanced cutting lines
  • Perform powerful Boolean operations (Unite, Subtract, Intersect)
  • Apply text and image labels
  • Turn surfaces into printable solids
  • Modify the geometry of your parts with the extrude and offset tools
  • Mark triangles, surfaces, or entire shells rapidly and accurately
  • Easily apply textures or colors on marked areas, and edit them to suit your needs
Spend less time in preparing the build platforms due to the advanced positioning tools and machine management that Materialise Magics has to offer.
  • Visualize your 3D printers within Magics, so you can see how many parts will fit
  • Easily achieve the exact position, rotation, and size that are required with the user-friendly and powerful Translate, Rotate, Rescale, and Mirroring tools, as well as the shape sorter.
  • Choose where the part shouldn’t be positioned by creating no-build zones
  • Use automatic placement to save time when preparing a build with many parts

Build Preparation and Nesting

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  • Different shading modes (Shade, Triangle, Wireframe, Transparency) can be applied to parts individually
  • Highlighting errors in parts
  • The possibility to make advanced sections of your parts
  • Slice preview
  • Hide functions and tabs you don’t use
  • Make your own ribbons, toolbars, and context menus
  • Assign shortcuts to your frequently used functions
  • Change colors to your preferences



Materialise Magics has built-in measurement and analysis tools to ensure your printed parts meet quality standards. With Magics, you can create reports that highlight the following:

  • Make sure all features of the part are thick enough to print
  • Check for colliding parts or parts outside the printer’s platform
  • Ensure that the deviation between the 3D model and printed part stays within your predefined tolerances
  • Measure any feature of your part
  • Generate 3D PDFs and reports to efficiently communicate with your clients. Easily embed parameters of parts in your reports by linking it to your Word or Excel files

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Sinter Module

With the Materialise Magics Sinter Module, you can:
  • Nest parts quickly and automatically on multiple platforms
  • Control the build time, height and density
  • Avoid interlocking and colliding parts
  • Create protective crates
  • Re-nest from an existing configuration
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Simulation Module

With the Simulation Module, you can:
  • Predict areas prone to deformation, overheating and residual stresses
  • Reduce the risk of build failures and make test prints redundant
  • Speed up the search for the best parameter sets to build your parts
  • Modification of support and orientation based on simulation results
  • Counter-deform your parts to avoid deformations arising from the printing process
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Structure Modules

With Materialise Magics Structures Module, you can:
  • Lower your powder consumption and production costs
  • Add strength to the parts
  • Reduce distortion (due to the heat generated during the build process)
  • Create porous designs
  • Design your own unit cell structures to create a lattice structure
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Support Generation Module for Metal (SG+)

With Materialise Magics SG+ Module, you can:
  • Conduct heat and avoid deformation
  • Optimize part orientation
  • Recuperate powder
  • Reduce build failures with build validation tools
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Support Generation (SG) Module

With Materialise Magics SG Module, you can:
  • Easily identify critical support areas
  • Reduce data preparation time with semi-automatic support generation
  • Create and optimize adequate structures for different types of geometry
  • Efficiently remove support and limit finishing time
  • Save building time and material with non-solid, single-line, optionally perforated supports
  • Stay in control of all of your parameters
  • Choose from a complete gallery of support structures

View brochure for more details.

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Tree Support Module

With Materialise Magics Tree Support Module, you can:
  • Improve the surface quality of metal prints
  • Prevent part deformation with enhanced heat conduction systems
  • Save time on finishing
  • Use trees to create inlets in your lost-wax mold
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Tetrashell Module

Transform a solid CAD design into a robust, hollow STL model for any Stereolithography equipment worldwide.
Why go for Tetrashell by SOMOS®?
  • Prevent assembly errors
  • Shorten the design evaluation from months to days by eliminating the tooling phase
  • No longer invest in casting tools
  • Achieve best-in-class quality
  • Experience impressive user control
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Unlock the Potential of Additive Manufacturing

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Import Feature File Compatability Guide

Import a large number of file formats, including colour and texture information, while not losing control of your original data.

3D Files Import with Magics Base License
Texture Support
Colour Support 

CAD files Import with Optional Import Module
Colour Support
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Materialise Magics System Requirements

System Requirements for a Workstation


Intel Core i7
AMD Phenom II X4/ X6 at 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
16 GB RAM or higher
Free Disk Space
Free Disk Space
Win 64-bit system
2GB of free disk space
1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
32-bit color depth (True color)
Video Card
Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060’ or AMD Radeon RX 480 or better
DirectX 11 compatible video card
At least 1 GB of memory
At least a memory interface width of 192-bit (256-bit is recommended)
Software Requirements
Software Requirements
The latest version of Magics:

is only supported on Windows 64-bit:
Windows 10
Windows 8/ 8.1

is recommended on:
Windows Professional edition
Windows Enterprise edition

is not supported on Windows versions before Windows 7:
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Virtualization systems such as VMWare
Windows 7
Magics does not run natively on Mac OS X, Linux, or any other operating system not listed above.

.NET 4.5 or later or a working internet connection during the installation is required.

Floating License Server Requirements


Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or equivalent server-bin CPU
AMD 64 X2 Dual 2.4 GHz or equivalent server-bin CPU
64 bit systems: 512 MB
Free Disk Space
Free Disk Space
300 MB of free disk space on the system disk
Software Requirements
Software Requirements
Windows 8.1 (64bit)
Windows 10 (64bit)
Windows Server 2008 (64bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64bit)
Windows Server 2016 (64bit)
Windows Server 2019
Materialise Magics does not run natively on Mac OS X, Linux, or any other operating system not listed above.

.NET 4.5 or later or a working internet connection during the installation is required.