mimics

Biomedical Imaging
Data Visualization
Image Processing

Software Description

Mimics is useful for visualization and segmentation of CT / MR images and 3D rendering of objects. It also provides an interface to create FEM meshes. MSI currently has the following modules

Mimics basic - Allows segmentation, registration and measurement on 3D object

STL+ - Allows creation of 3D object for rapid prototyping

FEM - Add material property, create FEM mesh and export files to standard FEM packages

MSI\'s Mimics license is for academic use only. Commercial and clinical applications are forbidden under our current license agreement.


Info

Support Level

Secondary Support

Software Access Level

Limited Licenses

Home Page

http://www.materialise.com/en/medical/software/mimics

Documentation

Software Description

Mimics is useful for visualization and segmentation of CT / MR images and 3D rendering of objects. It also provides an interface to create FEM meshes. MSI currently has the following modules

Mimics basic - Allows segmentation, registration and measurement on 3D object

STL+ - Allows creation of 3D object for rapid prototyping

FEM - Add material property, create FEM mesh and export files to standard FEM packages

MSI\'s Mimics license is for academic use only. Commercial and clinical applications are forbidden under our current license agreement.

Citrix

  1. Request access to Citrix at https://www.msi.umn.edu/citrixrequest
  2. Connect to https://apps.umn.edu
  3. Click on Desktops > MSI VS Mimics 1 to launch the desktop.
  4. Launch Mimics from: Start Menu > All Programs > Materialise Software > Mimics Research$Version

\$Version is the version number or year of the software.

We only have two Mimics licenses. To use Mimics we ask that you reserve time on one the Mimics calendars, calendar one or calendar two using these instructions.  Reservations can be made on a calendar if you have a UMN Google account.  If you have problems, send an email to help@msi.umn.edu with a subject such as \'Add reservations to Mimics calendars\'.

Running Mimics

Mimics is installed on our Citrix server . Follow the instructions for connecting with Citrix. Select the GPU node. You should see a Windows desktop. It may take a minute to come up. From there you should be able to run Mimics. Let us know if you feel the performance is too slow, there are things we can do to improve that.

Issues

We know of the following issues -- none of them are show-stoppers, but people should be aware of them:

  • Mimics and 3-Matic may take several minutes to launch, but will start up successfully, given time.
  • When launching 3-Matic, a warning will pop up about a crash report directory. The program will launch normally after clicking OK.
  • Opening the Mimics 'Options' window for the first time will cause the program to hang for a minute or two before the window appears.
  • Mimics defaults to using the folder C:\MedData for projects. There is some example data in there to play with, but please save projects to your U: or G: drives, as C: drive space is limited, and files on the C: drive are not guaranteed to be preserved after logout.
  • If all licenses are in use, Mimics will go straight to a screen asking to configure a new license. If this happens, click "Cancel".

Licensing Info

To view the calendar and/or reserve a license, please visit: Mimics License Reservations

General Linux

To load this module for use in a Linux environment, you can run the command:

module load mimics

Depending on where you are working, there may be more than one version of mimics available. To see which modules are available for loading you can run:

module avail mimics

Not a Module

Not a Module

This software is not provided as a module. See the associated documentation for access instructions.