Artec Studio 12
3D Scanning Software

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

Artec Studio 12 makes 3D scanning easy for new users, while making the workflow more efficient for experienced users. The software optimizes your 3D data with speed, ease, and accuracy.

What’s New in Artec Studio 12?

Artec Studio
Most User-Friendly Version to Date

75% of the new features in Artec Studio 12 were implemented as a direct result of customers’ feedback. This makes it the most advanced, powerful, and comprehensive professional 3D scanning software yet. It’s fast, smart, and easy to use, without compromising on accuracy.

How does Artec Studio 12 achieve this goal? This version of the software is focused on three key areas:

3D Intelligence
3D Intelligence

Artec Studio 12 has built-in smart intelligence with automated features to perform 3D scanning and post-processing at a faster rate.


The latest version boosts the fastest capturing and global registration speed compared to previous versions of the software so you can finish work faster.


With new 3D mouse support and better visualization of digital 3D models on screen, you get the best user-friendly experience for better results.

Available Versions

Artec Studio 12 is an advanced 3D scanning and scan data post-processing engine. It’s available in two versions: Ultimate and Professional

Artec Studio 12 Ultimate

Artec Studio 12

For use with all Artec 3D scanners and third party sensors

Compatible with all Artec scanners and selected sensors including Kinect for Windows V2 and V1, Intel RealSense F200 (IVCAM) and R200 (DS4), PrimeSense Carmine, ASUS Xtion sensors, and XYZprinting 3D scanner.

Artec Studio 12 Professional

Artec Studio 12

For use with all Artec 3D scanners exclusively

Use all of Artec Studio’s advanced features for scanning and processing 3D data for Artec scanners including Eva, Space Spider, and Spider.

How Does Artec Studio 12 Compare with Previous Versions of the Software?

True Mobile 3D Scanning on a Tablet

Artec Handheld

Get total freedom with mobile 3D scanning using a tablet. Artec Studio is optimized for mobile 3D scanning in terms of tablet screen and resolution, and is now much more user-friendly.

Recommended tablets for mobile 3D scanning:

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4
  • MS Surface Pro 3
  • Wacom Cintiq Companion 2
scanning small parts

3D Scanning has never been so straightforward

Scan with Artec Studio for fast and stunning results using Artec’s unparalleled algorithms. The software includes the following 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 your model while you scan with Real-Time Fusion mode
  • Turn off the flash for scanning photosensitive objects

Make 3D Models in 3 Ways

Workflow 1:

Accurate results in easy, automated steps
Produce 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

Full control and flexibility during the process
Full Control and Flexibility During Post-Processing

Scan your object and choose the post-processing settings yourself. Advanced users have a full range of powerful tools to manipulate 3D scanned data exactly as they like, helping them get the best results.

Workflow 3:
Real-time Fusion

Enhanced Auto-Align Feature
Enhanced Auto-Align Feature Saves Valuable Time

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.

Post-Processing of Scanned Data

Post-processing in Artec Studio 12 is now much faster and easier thanks to these new features.

Automatic Base Removal
Automatic Base Removal

This feature automatically deletes the flat background on the scanned objects (i.e. floor, table), and now also curved and uneven surfaces , so you can skip the manual erasing process.

Simplify mesh
Simplify Your Mesh in a Flash

Optimize your 3D model file size by reducing the number of polygons from millions to thousands, while a retaining high quality mesh.

Texture mapping
Texture Mapping at Lightning Speed

The new texturing algorithm now uses your videocard in the most efficient way. It is up to 10 times faster than in Artec Studio 10.

Analyze Your 3D Models


Artec Studio comes with basic deviation analysis tools for measurement analysis:

  • Measure the surface and volume of your 3D model
  • Export linear, geodesic and sections measurements in DXF, CSV and XML
  • Annotate your 3D model
  • Compare scans and models with surface distance maps

Use 3D scanned data in other software packages

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

  • Easy sharing CAD systems
    New! Direct Integration with
    CAD Systems

    One button export makes it a seamless scan-to-CAD experience directly into Geomagic Design X and SOLIDWORKS (using an add-in). Version 11 also adds the CAD required NVIDIA Quadro to its list of compatible video cards.

  • Export

    Export 3D models into the format you need:

  • Import

    Import into a wide selection of software: