Artec Studio 16
3D Scanning Software

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

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Artec Studio 16 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 and 3D inspection operations, or creating amazing color models for CGI applications, you can do it right in the 3D scanning software.

3D scanner Compatibility

Artec Studio 16 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 powers all of Artec’s handheld 3D scanners, desktop 3D scanners, as well as its LIDAR system for advanced 3D scanning and scan data post-processing.

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

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Easy 3D Scanning.
High Quality Results.

The latest version of Artec Studio 16 empowers you to do 3D scanning better and faster than ever before. Artec Studio does all the hard work and makes it look effortless when it comes to capturing high-quality 3D models. Speed up your reverse engineering and quality control processes with more advanced toolsets built right into the software.

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

The Power is in the Software

Artec Studio 16 interface

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 that goes 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 your Eva or Leo 3D scanner with the HD Mode, you’ll be glad you own an Artec 3D scanner.

  • easy
    Let Artec Studio Do All The Hard Work For You So You Don’t Have To

    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
    Creating and Processing Huge Datasets? That’s No Problem for Artec Studio!

    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, especially with the HD Mode for the Eva and Leo! Artec Studio’s AI neural network delivers astonishing, high-resolution 3D scans.

What’s New in Artec Studio 16?

Artec Scanning Software
The 3D scanning software improvements in these core areas:

New Scan-to-CAD Functionality

With the software’s new bundle of features and improvements, you can do more quality control and basic reverse engineering operations directly inside Artec Studio 16 before exporting to your favorite CAD software—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 CGI applications, you can now map high quality photographs from digital SLR cameras onto the scan data to create photorealistic textures. You can also map photos from your mobile phone.

  • Photorealistic Texture Mapping
    Photorealistic Texture Mapping

    Map high-quality photos from digtial SLR cameras

Faster and Better Workflow

Artec Studio 16 improves work efficiency by performing tasks and loading projects at a faster pace compared to previous versions of the software for an even better user experience.

  • HD Mode
    HD Mode

    Reconstruction time ~2x faster

  • Faster Workflow
    Faster Workflow

    Projects load at least 10x faster

Artec Cloud: Share, Process, Collaborate

Artec Cloud 3D online collaboration platform

Now there’s an online platform that truly encourages collaboration and be flexible to your needs. Whether you’re out in the field, want the fastest way to process and send data back to the office, require a quick response from your team, or want to find a better way to work with others in different locations, Artec Cloud is your answer!

It’s a 3D project management software that makes data accessible and downloadable for everyone—whenever and wherever you need it. Best of all, you can even process your 3D scan data directly on the web browser—without using your tying down your computer’s processing power! If you are a Mac user, you will definitely want to check out Artec Cloud.

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 to 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. Get the best 3D scanning results exactly the way you want.

Workflow 3:
Real-time Fusion

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

Move the 3D 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.

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 by decimating your data, 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.

Reverse Engineering Tools

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

Primitives and precise positioning for CAD within Artec Studio 16 allow you to fast track your reverse engineering workflow, all the while making the process as simple as possible!

Scan-to-CAD Features
Inside Artec Studio 16

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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A: Scan a simple part and use primitives to extract key geometrical data in CAD format or use cross-sections of the scan data. Then export for immediate use in SOLIDWORKS or other CAD software. B or C: For more complex parts, directly send the mesh into Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS or Geomagic Design X in just one click.

Use Primitives To Extract Key Geometrical Features

Use 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. Scan a simple part and use primitives to save key geometrical data in CAD format for immediate use in SOLIDWORKS or other CAD software. Do this inside Artec Studio, saving you lots of time and effort.

New in AS16!
Tailored Freeform Primitives For Organic Surfaces

Tailored Freeform Primitives For Organic Surfaces

Now it’s effortless to make custom-fitting primitives for organic surfaces with this new tool. Choose the geometry you want to fit with a freeform primitive using either the 3D brush or the new Segment brush. You can even customize the new primitive by adjusting its padding, points count, and spline order.

New in AS16!
Reverse Engineering Torus Shapes Is Now Much Simpler

Reverse Engineering Torus Shapes Is Now Much Simpler

The torus is a useful shape introduced in Artec Studio 16. The torus can be used for reverse engineering ring-shaped objects in industries including automotive, aerospace, and beyond! You can use it for tires, gaskets, o-rings, life preservers, or objects of that shape.

New in AS16!
Ultraprecise Constraints Keeps Everything Accurate

Ultraprecise Constraints Keeps Everything Accurate

Metrologically aligned primitives are what every reverse engineering project needs before an accurate CAD model can be built to specifications. Now you can do this within Artec Studio. After fitting primitives to your scan, it’s time to constrain them, depending on their known spatial positions. With a selection of parallel, perpendicular, concentric, angular, or coaxial constraints, they’ll snap into place and be ready for export to CAD.

New in AS16!
Segment Brush Makes Selection Intuitive

Segment Brush Makes Selection Intuitive

When you’re reverse engineering parts and other objects, quickly selecting all the right surfaces for fitting primitives is now a cinch. The Segment brush works by analyzing the full surface, not just where you clicked. By computing all its characteristics to determine and select its exact shape, there’s no need to select everything by hand.

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.

New in AS16!
Comprehensive cutting planes

Create CAD-Perfect Cutting Planes and Scale To Bounding Box

Most professional reverse engineering design workflows make use of cross-sections for converting scan data into CAD models. With the new ability to scale your planes to the bounding box, comprehensive cutting planes are only a click away. Artec Studio 16 now lets you make cutting planes to create sections where primitive planes are already in place. On top of that, you can also offset cutting sections from existing planes, via translation functionality.

Create multiple sections


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

Export CAD Files Directly To SOLIDWORKS Or Geomagic Design X

Export CAD Files Directly To SOLIDWORKS Or Geomagic Design X

Once you’ve constrained planes and other primitives in accordance with their specific locations relative to one another, export them in STEP, IGES, or X_T CAD formats and continue your engineering workflow in your favorite CAD program. Now you can even export all your primitives straight to SOLIDWORKS even if you don’t have the Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS plugin.

Quality Inspection Tools

Inspect, compare, and measure your models with confidence.

Artec Studio 16 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 Features
Inside Artec Studio 16

Quality Inspection Workflow
Reverse Engineering Workflow

Compare Your Scan Data To CAD Model

Quick Quality Control Operations Can Now Be Done Inside Artec Studio, Making Faster, More Convenient Workflow.

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A: You can carry out basic deviation analysis on all the 3D models you create with CAD models without leaving Artec Studio. B: For more complex processes and tools, simply export to any full package inspection software, such as Geomagic Control X.

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.

Primitives For Accurate Measurements

Primitives For Accurate Measurements

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

New in AS16!
Create Custom Control X Reports

Create Custom Control X Reports Inside Artec Studio

Now you don’t need to leave Artec Studio when it’s time to inspect your components or products. After you finish your scan, simply select the mesh you’d like to inspect on the workspace panel and click ‘Inspect in CX’ in the Artec Studio interface. You’ll then have a choice of which Control X inspection template to use. From there, your report will be generated behind the scenes, and without delay. You can also run batch Control X reports inside Artec Studio.

New in AS16!
Accelerated Surface Distance Map

Accelerated Surface Distance Map

In Artec Studio 16, after aligning your meshes with CAD models or other meshes, inspecting them via surface distance mapping is now that much faster, with measurement calculations on more complex CAD models clocking in at up to 70% quicker than in the previous release. Add annotations, take a screenshot of your results, or export your distance map results as a CSV file for further analysis.

New in AS16!
Complementary CAD Features For Quality Inspection

Complementary CAD Features For Quality Inspection

(A) Perfectly aligned CAD primitives are available in Artec Studio 16, to give you the metrological accuracy you need, to make micron-precise comparisons between whatever parts or other objects you scan and their respective CAD reference models. (B) You also you have the ability to force constraints between primitives, with your choice of parallel, perpendicular, concentric, etc., further optimizing your quality inspection results.

New in AS16!
Impeccable Measurements, Superior Accuracy

Impeccable Measurements, Superior Accuracy

(A) In Artec Studio 16, you now have the ability to quickly measure perpendicular distances from points to planes, making it a snap to instantly calculate the precise thicknesses of selected areas or accurately define the various external dimensions of an engineering item you’re focused on. (B) In addition, cross-sections can be positioned all the more precisely, by using constructed/fitted planes as a baseline and then offsetting along a normal direction, or even first rotating and then offsetting, thus allowing you to calculate a cross section in any place you choose.

Easily Export For Complex Inspection Projects

Easily Export For Complex Inspection Projects

While essential tasks can be taken care of within Artec Studio, more complex inspection processes and tools required are within easy reach too. You’ll just need to export your data to any full package inspection software, such as Geomagic Control X.

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.

Capture Amazing Color 3D Models
In Artec Studio

color 3d models

Essential Features for Color 3D Models

Digital Reproduction At Its Finest

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Capturing color scans that is true to the original scan object is very important, especially for CGI, animation, VR/AR applications. With Artec Studio, users can rest assured that color will be captured and displayed correctly thanks to multiple automated features.

New in AS16!
high resolution color texture mapping

Create Photorealistic Texture

Use High Quality Photos from Your Digital SLR or Smartphone for Texture Mapping

In Artec Studio 16, you can create high-quality texture for data capture with Leo, Eva, and Spider. Take photos around the object with your camera or smartphone and upload directly to Artec Studio. Easily build and map texture onto the mesh captured with your 3D scanner. Without relying on external tools, you can do it all in one place, making it faster and far more convenient than any other 3D scanning and photogrammetry workflow.

New in AS16!
Mesh Alignment by Scale Algorithm

Mesh Alignment by Scale Algorithm

Easily 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 new Artec Studio 16 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.

New in AS16!
transparent mode

Transparent Mode

Clear Visualization For Ray, Improved Scene Rendering For All

Previously, the back-facing surface of a scanned object or scene would be presented in black by default, making the front-facing area impossible to see while processing. Now, you can clearly see and explore the entire model without obstructing your view–look at the back-facing surface if you need it, or glance right through it if you don’t. Particularly useful when using Artec Ray to scan large areas such as room interiors and other expansive facilities with lots of details throughout.

Enhanced Color Reproduction

Enhanced Color Reproduction

Create Correctly-Textured Models Effortlessly

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 go. Artec Studio’s refined algorithm ingeniously searches across multiple scans for the correct color to substitute to get you the perfect color scans.

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 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.

New AI-Powered HD Mode

Get 2x Resolution for Eva and Leo 3D Scanners.
What’s New with HD Mode for Artec Studio 16?

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Export for Industry Use

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
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: