Artec Studio 18
3D Scanning Software

Industry-acclaimed software for advanced 3D scanning and scan data processing

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Artec Studio 18 has all the tools you need for 3D scanning to create high-quality 3D models. Whether you are performing essential scan-to-CAD reverse engineering, 3D inspection operations, or creating amazing color models for CGI applications, you can do it all in this 3D scanning software.

Powers All Artec 3D Scanners

Artec Studio 18 Is Now Available!

Artec Studio Powers These 3D Scanners:

Software can make all the difference when it comes to user experience, especially for those who are new to 3D scanning. That’s why Artec does a major software release for Artec Studio every year.

Artec Studio 3D scanning software powers all Artec 3D scanners for advanced 3D scanning and scan data post-processing. This includes handheld 3D scanners, desktop 3D scanners, as well as its LIDAR system.

* The Artec Eva and Leo 3D scanners are even better with the AI-powered HD Mode. Learn More →

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Artec Studio 3D Scanning Software At A Glance

  • Easy to Learn
    Easy to Learn

    Artec Studio is designed to be intuitive to use and learn so you can focus all your attention on your work.

  • High-Precision Results
    High-Precision Results

    Whether you choose Autopilot or Manual mode for scan processing, Artec Studio never compromises on precision.

  • Powered by AI
    Powered by AI

    Capture hard-to-reach areas, sharp edges, small, and thin elements in high resolution 3D with Artec Studio’s AI neural engine.

  • Intuitive 3d scanning
    Intuitive 3D Scanning

    3D scanning is so simple. You just point and shoot at the object to capture scans of physical objects or scenes in 3D.

  • True Color 3D Scanning
    True Color 3D Scanning

    Artec Studio capture full color of an object to create realistic 3D models in vibrant textures in high resolution.

Artec Ray II touchscreen interface

Easy 3D Scanning.
High Quality Results.

The latest version of Artec Studio 18 has been improved in all areas to speed up, streamline, and expand the applications of your 3D scanning workflow. The 3D scanning software does all the hard work, making it look effortless when it comes to capturing high-quality 3D models. Unlock the latest 3D data scanning and processing tools for reverse engineering, quality inspection, computer graphics, and more–all in one place.

That’s why it’s easy to use an Artec 3D scanner.

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Artec Studio Lifetime License

Artec Studio Lifetime License

This version of Artec Studio is a one-time payment for lifetime Artec Studio 18 only access.

  • Includes any updates to Artec Studio 18
  • Excludes updates to subsequent versions
Artec Studio Yearly Subscription (3 Pack)

Artec Studio Yearly Subscription (3 Pack)

Save more when you buy more licenses to Artec Studio 18! This listing is for a 3 pack of the yearly subscription license to Artec Studio 18.

The Power is in the Software

Artec Studio 17 Leo quick cleanup

Not All 3D Scanning Software Are Created The Same

Artec Studio excels as the industry-leading 3D scanning software because it’s not just a 3D capturing and 3D scan data post-processing software. Additional reverse engineering, inspection, and CGI tools go beyond the typical 3D scanning capabilities to deliver more value out of a 3D scanner. With game-changing features such as cutting down processing time and doubling the resolution of the Artec Eva or Leo 3D scanner with the HD Mode, you’ll be glad you own an Artec 3D scanner.

  • easy
    Let Artec Studio 3D Scanning Software Do All The Hard Work For You

    Artec Studio is designed to be intuitive and easy to use and learn, while never compromising on precision. The software is so user-friendly, 3D scanning has never been easier. Just point and shoot.

  • Creating and Processing Huge Datasets
    There Are No Issues Creating and Processing Huge Datasets

    Imagine a software so powerful you can work with datasets of up to 500 million polygons. Artec Studio is perfect for scanning large objects and for making 3D models in maximum resolution.

  • Sparkle
    Feels Like A New 3D Scanner With Every Software Release

    Just by upgrading to the latest version of Artec Studio, it can feel like you got a completely new 3D scanner. Artec Studio’s AI neural network delivers astonishing, high-resolution 3D scans.

New AI-Powered HD Mode

Get 2x Resolution for the Artec Eva and Leo 3D Scanners.

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What’s New in Artec Studio 18?

Artec Studio Software

The 3D scanning software has improvements in these core areas:

  • 3D Scanning and Processing

    • Faster Workflow
      Faster, Easier 3D Scanning with High-Quality, High-Accuracy Results

      Capture the cleanest raw scan results so less work is needed downstream

    Artec Studio 18 features a faster HD Mode and multi-resolution scanning. This features allows different Artec 3D scanners to combine the best they have to offer to create feature-rich, stunning 3D models.

  • Advance Tools for All Your Scan-to-CAD Needs

    • Reverse Engineering
      Reverse Engineering

      Use scan data as a design reference for product design and development

    Artec Studio 18 now have all the tools you’ll need to quickly make essential reverse engineering edits, including design fault corrections and product performance improvements.

  • Streamline Your Quality Inspection Workflow

    • Quality Control
      Quality Control

      Compare CAD to scan data to improve product quality

    Artec Studio’s new deviation, tolerance, and thickness analysis algorithms help accelerate your quality inspection workflow and cross-examine your 3D scanning efforts.

  • Create Amazing Visuals

    • Photorealistic Texture Mapping
      Photorealistic Texture Mapping

      Get even more amazing true-to-life color 3D models

    Artec Studio 18 draws on AI to further elevate the industry-leading color capture capabilities of Artec 3D scanners, and boost their ability to pick up vibrant textures in high resolution.

3D Scanning

With Artec Studio 18, 3D scanning has never been easier.

With the most advanced 3D data algorithms, Artec Studio delivers high-precision results while ensuring 3D scanning is kept intuitive and user-friendly. Whether you are seasoned professional or just starting out, it provides a smooth scanning experience.

3D Scanning has Never Been So Straightforward

Artec space spider 3d scanning car compressor

Artec Studio produces fast and stunning results using its unparalleled algorithms. The software includes functionalities to make 3D scanning easy for people without prior experience:

  • Total control of your movements with powerful texture and geometry tracking, even with jerky movements
  • Immediately picks up scanning where you left off
  • Build a model while you scan with Real-Time Fusion mode
  • Turn off the flash for scanning photosensitive objects
  • Smart Base Removal automatically eliminates the base on which your object is standing, even if that surface is curved
Artec Ray II touchscreen interface

3D Scanning Challenging Surfaces

3D scanning black, shiny objects, or hair is no challenge for Artec 3D scanners. Artec Studio analyzes the surface of your object and automatically adjusts the sensitivity of your scanner to pick up even tricky areas for 3D scanning. Even new users can scan complicated objects without problems!


Choose between automated or manual processing of scan data into a 3D model.

Whether you are new to 3D scanning and require step-by-step guidance, or are an experienced user looking to speed up your workflow, Artec Studio has different processing modes to get you to 3D model that you need.

Make 3D Models in 2 Ways

  • Workflow 1:

    (Best for beginners)

    Accurate results in easy, automated steps
    Accurate results in easy, automated steps

    Users are guided through a few questions about the object. The software deletes any unwanted captured data, auto-aligns the scans with one click, and instinctively selects the most effective 3D algorithms to create a high precision 3D model.

  • Workflow 2:
    Manual Mode

    (Best for Advanced users)

    Full control and flexibility during the process
    Full control and flexibility during the process

    Scan your object and choose the post-processing settings yourself. Advanced users have a full range of powerful tools to manipulate 3D scan data exactly as they like. Get the best 3D scanning results exactly the way you want.

Features To Edit Your 3D Models

Manual mode of processing in Artec Studio gives you all the control to build a 3D model exactly how you want it. Processing is much faster and easier thanks to these features.

Featured Processing Tools

  • Hole Repair
    Hole Repair

    With the hole-filling tools, you can create flat or custom geometrical patches over any missing areas on a model–by hand, or automatically.

  • Smart Base Removal
    Smart Base Removal

    The software deletes flat background (i.e. floor, table) and even curved or uneven base types automatically.

  • Texture mapping
    Texture Mapping at Lightning Speed

    Using Artec Studio’s powerful AI network, you can achieve realistic, sharp, high-resolution textures in no time.

3D Scanning and Processing Features Inside Artec Studio 18

New in AS18!
Smart Fusion

Smart Fusion: New Workflow For Combining Scans From Different Scanners

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Artec Studio 18 introduces an innovative and flexible Fusion technique called Smart Fusion. This feature facilitates the merging of data collected from various Artec 3D scanners, while also intelligently selecting the appropriate resolution for different regions to get the best results. Smart Fusion introduces a new option named Sharpness, granting users the ability to switch between Smooth and Sharp modes to attain their preferred outcomes.

New in AS18!
4x Faster HD Mode

4x Faster HD Mode for Artec Leo and Eva 3D Scanners

You can see in Artec Studio 18 that Artec 3D’s groundbreaking HD Mode for Artec Eva and Leo is continually being improved. Now faster and with a simplified UI, point density and frame frequency is adjusted for you. HD reconstructing is more intuitive: you no longer need to mess with sliders, simply choose one of three presets and Artec Studio’s algorithm does the hard work.

New in AS18!
Faster Global Registration

2x Faster Registering Captured Scans

Spend less time registering captured frames with Global Registration—an algorithm that’s now even faster. On average, it works twice as fast as the previous version of Artec Studio.

New in AS18!
Mesh Healing

Mesh Healing

Completely new tools like “Artifact Healing” are now part of Artec Studio 18 to fix your mesh quickly. “Remove Small Objects“, allows you to easily remove small objects from the mesh, streamlining post-processing workflow. “Heal Bad Polygons” identifies and corrects various types of problematic polygons, including non-manifold, dangling, crossing, or folded polygons with angles exceeding the specified threshold. By using this tool, it is possible address issues such as visual artifacts, inaccurate geometry, and unsatisfactory overall appearance.

New in AS18!
Effortless Manual Editing

Effortless Manual Editing

In Artec Studio 18, you can now ctrl+click on misaligned frames to locate and delete them as needed, so you’re only ever a few clicks from perfect fusion. With a new Quick Transformation Tool, you can also lock one rendered item in place and freely move another, to rescale, rotate, and translate objects without changing everything in the workspace.

New in AS18!
Context-Relevant Quick Panel

Context-Relevant Quick Panel

Get quick access to all the features you will need at the click of a button. Artec Studio’s new Quick Panel now displays options that are directly relevant to what’s going on in their workspace.

Reverse Engineering Tools

Speed up your design process by using 3D scan data as a guide for CAD.

With Artec Studio 18, enhance your reverse engineering workflow and ensure that models meet your desired design intent with a suite of new CAD modification tools.

Scan-to-CAD Workflow With Artec Studio

SOLIDWORKS & Geomagic Integration

Artec Studio requires just one click for your meshes and CAD objects to be exported into popular CAD software.

Scan to CAD workflow
  • Inside Artec Studio

    The Auto Surface tool enables one-click conversion of complex organic shapes into solid CAD models. You can modify models with CAD entities and meshes with Boolean operations.

  • Path A

    Speed up your workflow by performing key reverse engineering operations right in Artec Studio. Scan a simple part and use primitives to save key geometrical data in CAD format for immediate use in SOLIDWORKS or other CAD software.

  • Path B or C

    For more complex parts, directly send the mesh into Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS or Geomagic Design X in just one click.

Scan to CAD Features Inside Artec Studio 18

New in AS18!
Create draft angles

New in Artec Studio 18: Create Draft Angles

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Draft angle is the angle or slope added to the vertical walls of a molded or cast part that allows it to be easily ejected from the mold or die. When 3D modeling or reverse engineering cast parts, you can now create a draft angle on their outer surfaces in Artec Studio without the need to transfer the data to a third party software.

New in AS18!
Create Chamfer and Fillet

New in Artec Studio 18: Create Chamfer and Fillet

Very few parts have exclusively sharp edges. Use Artec Studio’s chamfer and fillet tools to give models a level of polish, and provide finishing touches to reverse engineered parts.

New in AS18!
Instant Deviation Analysis

New in Artec Studio 18: Instant Deviation Analysis

For Scan to CAD workflow, you can now instantly check for deviations while extracting CAD shapes from meshes, without ever having to leave the Construct tab.

New in AS18!
Move and Offset Faces

New in Artec Studio 18: Move and Offset Faces

Artec Studio’s move and offset tools are perfect for replicating and modifying faces elsewhere in the workspace.

New in AS18!
Auto-Surfacing improvements

Auto-Surfacing In Just One Click

Compared to its previous version of the 3D scanning software, Artec Studio 18 helps you achieve even higher-quality geometry reconstruction when converting complex organic polygonal meshes into models with curved ‘NURBS’ surfaces.

New in AS18!
Surface Thickening Tools

New in Artec Studio 18: Surface Thickening Tools

Reverse engineering complex objects with non-primitive, freeform surfaces? The latest version of Artec Studio allows you to solidify these by thickening the surface of a mesh or CAD model to provide greater stability in applications such as 3D printing.

Modify Your Model with Boolean Operations

Modify Your Model with Boolean Operations

You can perform an essential geometric operation right in Artec Studio. Modify your models with CAD entities and meshes, using industry-standard boolean operations. Build molds, create complex shapes, fine-tune meshes to match the design intent, and more. Create more complex 3D shapes by uniting, subtracting, or intersecting your scanned model with primitives or other 3D models—without leaving Artec Studio.

Independent CAD Shapes As Primitives To Extract Key Geometrical Features

Independent CAD Shapes As Primitives To Extract Key Geometrical Features

Whether you’re designing customized packaging, re-engineering wheel wells to fit high-performance wheels, or devising a new circuit board, CAD primitives can kick-start your workflow. The new setting allows you to easily create, resize, and reposition primitive solid shapes into any part of your mesh. Just select the primitive you want to add, including the new cube shape (box), and that’s it. There’s no need to specify the required area for fitting.



Use primitives to create multiple precise sections and export to CAD. It’s super fast and easy to accomplish.

Quality Inspection Tools

Inspect, compare, and measure your models with confidence.

Artec Studio 18 has the tools and features that empowers you to inspect, compare, and measure your models directly inside the software. You can also easily export your files into Geomagic Control X for more complex inspection.

Quality Control Workflow With Artec Studio

Geomagic Control X
Geomagic Control X Integration

Directly export your 3D data into Control X for CAD data alignment, to reveal deviations, and for advanced quality measurement processes.

3D Inspection workflow
  • Path A: Inside Artec Studio

    You can carry out basic deviation analysis on all the 3D models you create with CAD models without leaving Artec Studio.

  • Path B

    For more complex processes and tools, simply export to any full package inspection software, such as Geomagic Control X.

Quality Control Features
Inside Artec Studio 18

New in AS18!
2D Sectional Analysis

New in Artec Studio 18: 2D Sectional Analysis

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Break models down into segments and inspect them in-depth, area-by-area, with Artec Studio Section Analysis. Automatically align models and meshes, before deploying 2D cross-section analysis to find discrepancies. Designed to minimize deviations, this feature is perfect for ensuring accuracy during quality inspection or reverse engineering.

New in AS18!
Automate Defect Detection

New in Artec Studio 18: Automate Defect Detection

You don’t need to inspect a model’s surface manually with Artec Studio’s new and improved 3D Compare Map which identifies inaccuracies much faster. Pinpoint its least accurate areas at pace, by asking the software’s algorithm to search for maximum deviations in mesh-CAD pairs.

New in AS18!
Updated Deviation Mapping

New in Artec Studio 18: Updated Deviation Mapping

Artec Studio’s enhanced 3D Compare Map allows you to calculate the distance between mesh-CAD pairs in different ways–either along normals or from one point to another.

New in AS18!
Optimize Part Thickness

New in Artec Studio 18: Optimize Part Thickness

Discover where and why thickness variations occur with Thickness Mapping. A thickness map can be used as a tool for quality control to ensure that an object is manufactured to the correct thickness specifications. It can identify areas where the thickness deviates from the target, allowing for early detection of manufacturing errors and reducing the likelihood of costly rework.

New in AS18!
Tolerance check mode

New in Artec Studio 18: Tolerance Check Mode

Working with a part that needs to meet industry-specific tolerances? Enter Tolerance Check Mode and your 3D map will be re-rendered, with areas outside specified limits highlighted.

Import SOLIDWORKS Models And Inspect Inside Artec Studio

Import SOLIDWORKS Models And Inspect Inside Artec Studio

Import SOLIDWORKS models and other CAD objects directly into Artec Studio for direct comparison with your mesh. With a few clicks of the mouse you can conveniently import STEP, IGES, and X_T CAD files and get right to work without leaving Artec Studio.

New in AS18!
Auto-Alignment of Mesh-to-CAD

New in Artec Studio 18: Auto-Alignment of Mesh-to-CAD

Aligning a scanned mesh with a CAD model manually can be a time-consuming and tedious process, particularly for complex objects. The automatic alignment function can significantly reduce the amount of time and effort required for this task. Additionally, this function makes the process more efficient and reducing the risk of errors or inconsistencies.

Precise Datum Alignment For Scan To CAD

Precise Datum Alignment For Scan To CAD

Even when your scan is an impeccable digital replica of a part or object, if it isn’t properly aligned with its corresponding CAD reference model, any variances that show up can be unreliable due to misalignment. Datum alignment enables metrology professionals to align meshes and CAD models using key geometric features in just a few clicks, ensuring there are no slight variances from misalignment. This empowers you to make decisions based on data you can trust.

Accelerated Surface Distance Map

Surface Distance Map Visualize Deviations Intuitively

Carry out quick surface distance map comparisons and accurate measurements of any 3D model you create. Add annotations, take a screenshot of your results, or export your distance map results as a CSV file for further analysis.

Primitives For Accurate Measurements

Primitives For Accurate Measurements

Convert sections of your mesh into primitives–spheres, cones, planes, cylinders, boxes, and torus. Use these simple geometrical shapes to perform highly accurate measurements directly in Artec Studio. For example, measure the deviation of a surface from a plane or a hole from a fitted cylinder or sphere.

Artec Studio 18 Certified For Metrology

Artec Studio certification

Artec Studio 18 has received certification for its precision from PtB, a prominent authority in German standards, affirming its excellence in 3D metrology.

Artec underwent rigorous assessments to guarantee compliance with industrial measurement benchmarks. Their 3D scanning solutions are well-suited for various applications, ranging from reverse engineering to quality control in the medical and automotive sectors.

CGI Tools

Get amazing color 3D models.

Use Artec Studio’s host of CGI tools, including full-color 3D scan data, texturizing via photogrammetry, and auto glare removal to create replica 3D models with perfect geometry and color representation.

Color Texture Workflow in Artec Studio

Artec Studio color texture scene
  • Path A

    When you are doing 3D scanning with Artec’s 3D scanners (with the exception of Artec Eva Lite), color texture is already captured.

  • Path B

    If you require the highest quality color texture, you can combine geometry data from your Artec scanner with texture data from an external camera or a smartphone. Create extra realistic, texture-perfect 3D assets for games, animation, VR/AR applications, and more.

Color Texture Features in Artec Studio 18

New in AS18!
Boost Color Contrast With AI

New in Artec Studio 18: Boost Color Contrast With AI

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Artec Studio is now capable of using a AI to decode raw texture frames in a way that improves color contrast, doubles scan resolution, and improves overall texture quality.

New in AS18!
Auto-Alignment of Mesh-to-CAD

New in Artec Studio 18: Scene Lighting Optimization

This feature enables to create realistic renders by replicating real-world lighting scenarios. By moving the light source, it is possible to highlight specific features, textures, or contours in your model, enhancing their visibility and appeal.

Photorealistic Texture

Create Photorealistic Texture By Using High Quality Photos from Your Digital SLR or Smartphone for Texture Mapping

Artec Studio’s brand-new photo viewing mode for applying high-resolution photos to high-accuracy scans will refine the process for creating texture-perfect, professional 3D models for CGI. You can now easily preview photos and see how they fit to the geometry of the model and remove any images with defects, overexposure, and poor lighting. And now with the introduction of the new photo-texturing algorithm, images are automatically sorted and separated into groups: by size, camera type, or focal distance, allowing for simple individual registration.

Mesh Alignment by Scale Algorithm

Mesh Alignment by Scale Algorithm Makes It Easy To Match The Scale Of One Mesh To Another

When you capture an object with photogrammetry, its real dimensions in 3D are unknown without the use of additional tools (targets, a scale bar, or a tape measure). The mesh alignment by scale algorithm allows you to match the arbitrary scale of a model created with photogrammetry to the real scale of a model captured by an Artec scanner, directly in Artec Studio.

Automatic Glare Removal Feature

Automatic Glare Removal Feature

Get Rid Of Noticable Glares In Your Scans

When a 3D scanner collects scan data, it most likely uses a light source. Some surfaces can reflect the light of the flash, leaving uneven and unwanted visible glare. The Automatic Glare Removal feature uses advanced PBR algorithms to rid of glare in your 3D scans. Retouching scans is a tedious, time-consuming task. Artec Studio harmonizes the balance of lighting of the final model, saving you time and creating stunning 3D models without manual processing.

Export For Industry Use

Get the scan data in commonly used industry file formats.

Once 3D capturing and post-processing is complete, export your 3D models into various formats and use them in your favorite software application.

Scanning with Artec

for fastest and smoothest path from 3D scan to CAD, 3D inspection, or 3D modeling programs.

  • Export

    Export 3D models into the format you need:

    • Measurements: CSV, DXF, XML
    • Mesh: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, USD, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB
    • Point cloud (Ray only): PTX, BTX, XYZ
    • Reference targets: OBC
  • Import

    Import into a wide selection of software:

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