Artec Studio 15
3D Scanning Software

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

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Artec Studio 15 contains high-powered suite of professional tools for 3D scanning, creating high-quality 3D models, and performing essential scan-to-CAD operations. Do it all in one software.

3D scanner Compatibility

Artec Studio 15 3D scanning software is now here!

Artec Studio Powers These 3D Scanners:

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

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

* New! AI-powered HD Mode for Eva and Leo 3D scanners. Learn More →

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Easy 3D Scanning.
High Quality Results.

Artec Studio 15 empowers you to do 3D scanning better and faster than ever before, all the while speeding up reverse engineering and quality control processes. Artec Studio’s algorithms make it look so effortless when it comes to capturing high-quality 3D models. That’s why it’s easy to use an Artec 3D scanner.

What’s New in Artec Studio 15?

The 3D scanning software improvements in these core areas:

New Scan-to-CAD Functionality

Now you can conduct basic quality control and basic reverse engineering operations directly in Artec Studio 15—saving you time and effort.

  • Reverse Engineering
    Reverse Engineering

    Use 3D scan data as a design reference

  • Quality Control
    Quality Control

    Compare CAD models to 3D scan data to improve product quality

Create Amazing Visuals

For GGI applications, enhanced color reproduction and model-to-model texture transfers make creating life-like models a cinch.

  • 3D Modeling
    3D Modeling

    Surreal CGI-ready textures

  • Enhanced Color
    Enhanced Color

    Create correctly-textured 3D models effortlessly

Boosted Algorithms

Maximum accuracy and speed when 3D scanning with Artec’s handheld, LIDAR, and desktop 3D scanners—all the while making them easy to use.

  • User-Friendly

    New features that enhance productivity

  • Boosted Algorithms
    Boosted Algorithms

    Your 3D scanner will do the heavy lifting for you

New AI-Powered HD Mode

Get 2x Resolution for Eva and Leo 3D Scanners

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3D Scanning has never been so straightforward

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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

Autopilot Makes 3D Scanning So Simple!

Advanced smart mode guides users through post-processing in four easy steps. It automatically selects the most effective settings for your scan data and produce accurate, watertight 3D models.

Make 3D Models in 3 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, helping them get the best 3D scanning results exactly the way they want.

Workflow 3:
Real-time Fusion

Best for Simple Objects
Enhanced Auto-Align Feature
Build your 3D model
as you scan

With Real-Time Fusion scanning mode, move the scanner around the object and see your model being built as you go. Perfect for scanning simple objects, such as limbs or torso, or for getting a quick preview. Export the 3D models faster for application use.

3D Scanning Difficult Objects

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!

True Mobile 3D Scanning on a Tablet

Artec Handheld

Get total freedom with mobile 3D scanning. Artec Studio is optimized for mobile 3D scanning in terms of tablet screen and resolution. Easily use all the tools of Artec Studio to produce perfect results on a tablet and have more freedom to move around at the same time.

Recommended tablets for mobile 3D scanning:

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4
  • MS Surface Pro 3
  • Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

Post-Processing of 3D Scan Data

Post-processing in Artec Studio is much faster and easier thanks to these features.

Automatic Base Removal
Smart Base Removal Tool

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

Simplify mesh
Simplify Your Mesh in a Flash

Optimize file size by reducing the number of polygons from millions to thousands, while maintaining high quality mesh.

Texture mapping
Texture Mapping at Lightning Speed

Texturing algorithm uses your videocard in the most efficient way. Add high quality texture to your model in no time.

All New User Experience

Go From Raw Data to Finished 3D Model in Minimum Steps

From faster, simpler data processing to intuitive data organization, complete tasks in less steps. Complete 3D scanning projects faster than you ever imagined.

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Scan-to-CAD Features For Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering Workflow
Perform Basic Reverse Engineering Operations Right In Artec Studio

Perform Basic Reverse Engineering Operations Right In Artec Studio

Speed Up Your Scan-to-CAD Workflow

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Path A: Scan a simple part and use primitives to extract key geometrical features in CAD format for immediate use in SOLIDWORKS or other 3D CAD software. Path B or C: For more complex parts, directly send the mesh into Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS (Path B) or Geomagic Design X (Path C) in just one click.

Primitives For Reverse Engineering

Primitives For Reverse Engineering

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. Now, you can do this within Artec Studio, saving you lots of time and effort.

Position Your 3D Model Into World Coordinate System

Position Your 3D Model Into World Coordinate System

Precise Positioning empowers you position your model in the world coordinate system inside Artec Studio. This sought after feature prepares your models for export to SOLIDWORKS and other engineering software, making it easier to reverse engineer your scan data.

Export CAD Files Directly To SOLIDWORKS Or Geomagic Design X

Export CAD Files Directly To SOLIDWORKS Or Geomagic Design X

After correctly positioning your model, export the primitives aligned to the scan data in STEP, IGES, or X_T CAD formats. Continue your engineering workflow in SOLIDWORKS, Geomagic Design X, or other 3D CAD software.

15X Faster Sections

15X Faster Sections

Now not only can you create sections more accurately by using primitives and Precise Positioning, the Sections tool itself has become 15 times faster.

Scan-to-CAD Features For Quality Control

Quality Inspection Workflow
Reverse Engineering Workflow

Compare Your 3D Scan Data To CAD Model Inside Artec Studio

Quick Quality Control Operations Make Faster, More Convenient Workflow

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Path A: 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.

Import and inpsect

Import CAD Models And Inspect

Import SOLIDWORKS models and other CAD objects directly into Artec Studio for direct comparison with your mesh. Now with a few clicks of the mouse you can conveniently import STEP, IGES, and X_T CAD files and get right to work—all in one software.

Primitives For Quality Control

Primitives For Quality Control

Convert sections of your mesh into primitives–spheres, cones, planes, and cylinders. 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.


Faster Surface Distance Map

An indispensable tool for metrology for pinpointing measurements between meshes, Artec Studio 15’s surface distance map now displays distances instanteously. Export your distance map results as a CSV file for further analysis.

Great At Processing and Viewing Large Scan Data Sets

Surface Distance Map Annotations

Add an annotation on the distance map using Ctrl + Click. The distance appears as the default text.

Capture Amazing Color 3D Models

color 3d models

Essential Features for Color 3D Models

Digital Reproduction At Its Finest

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Capturing color scans true to the original scan object is very important. With Artec Studio, you can rest assured that color will be captured and displayed correctly thanks to multiple automated features.

Enhanced Color Reproduction

Enhanced Color Reproduction

Create Correctly-Textured Models Effortlessly

In Artec Studio 15, any unwanted colors from the background behind the object are automatically suppressed, without having to manually predefine the area of application. Simply adjust the suppression level slider and that’s it. Artec Studio’s refined algorithm searches across multiple scans for the correct color to substitute to get you consistently perfect color scans.

target free scanning and registration

Model-to-Model Texture Transfer

Instantly Clone Any Texture Over To Your Other Models

In previous versions of Artec Studio, if you wanted to apply texture to your model, you had to select specific scans to show which texture to be used. Now, if you have an existing textured model, you can select that instead of your scans. Its texture will then be transferred right over to your new model. Simply clone that brilliant texture over to your other models, saving you valuable time.

Automatic Glare Removal Feature

Automatic Glare Removal Feature

Get Rid 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 visable glare. The new 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.

Upgrade Your Scanner

Artec Studio 15 3D Scanning Software’s New Features and Boosted Algorithms

From honed accuracy, faster processing speed, ease of use to smart automation, this version of Artec Studio feels like you are getting an upgraded system even if you already own an Artec 3D scanner!

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Export for Industry Use

Scanning with Artec

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

Use Artec Studio for the fastest and smoothest path from 3D scan to CAD, 3D inspection, or 3D modeling programs.
  • Export

    Export 3D models into the file you need:

    • CAD: STEP, IGES, X_T
    • Measurements: CSV, DXF, XML
    • Mesh: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB
    • Point cloud: BTX, PTX
  • Import

    Import into a wide selection of software: