SOL by Scan Dimension

3D modeling workflow

Scan-to-model

Creating an accurate 3D model of a complex object does not have to be difficult. SOL and SOL PRO 3D scanners help jump-start your modeling by giving you accurately sized replicas. These can then be incorporated into your project, or used as a reference object in your 3D modeling software.

 

Simple Steps Using SOL or SOL PRO

3D scan to model workflow

 

  1. Scan the object using the SOL or SOL PRO 3D scanner with included Creator software

  2. Review your scan in the Viewer software

  3. Export in one of the supported formats: OBJ, STL, XYZ, DAE, PLY

  4. Import your scan into your modeling software

  5. Incorporate your scan into your model or project, or use it as a reference as you build something new


    Modeling file types

    Depending on your modeling software, you may need to export your scan in a specific file type. The most common file type for modeling software is OBJ, but the SOL and SOL PRO software support these five:

    STL, OBJ, PLY, DAE, XYZ

    The STP file format is not currently supported by SOL and SOL PRO.

     

    Software

    Which 3D modeling software to chose highly depends on your needs, knowledge, budget and other factors. Find inspiration here:

    All3DP: Best 3D Modeling Software

     

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