Scan Dimension

Technical Specifications

Find all the specs and requirements for the SOL 3D scanner on this page or download the datasheet here.


Technical Specifications for the SOL 3D scanner

Object size

Maximum size:

100x100 mm / 3.9x3.9 inches cylinder in near scanner position

 170x170 mm / 6.7x6.7inches cylinder in far scanner position

Read about scanner positions in this Knowledge Base article.

Minimum size: 25x25 mm / 1x1 inch

Maximum load capacity of turntable: 2 kg / 4.4lbs



Accuracy: 0,1 mm / 0.004 inches (in near scanner position)

Camera resolution: 5 MP optical compensated

Working range: 210-360 mm / 8.3-14.2 inches (near and far scanner position)

Calibration: Automatic


Scanning time: 360° automatic scan from start to finish* (incl. calibration, scanning, and meshing).

*depending on the object complexity and computer hardware

Reminders when scan is done:

Export file formats: OBJ, STL, PLY, XYZ, DAE which can be imported and used by other 3D software

3D printer compatibility: If a 3D printer supports any of the file formats above the scans can be printed in 3D

Data transfer: USB 3.0

Scan of texture and colors: Yes

Appending / adding scans: Yes

Software updates: Yes - requires registration of scanner

Release date: April 10, 2019

Country: Developed in Denmark

System requirements

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Supported operating systems

Microsoft Windows 11 and 10 64-bit (x64)

MacOS Sierra, or newer

Graphics card Minimum 2 GB memory, must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher

Recommended hardware

2.8 GHz processor

CPU: 4 cores (8 logical processors)


Min. 100 GB free disk space

USB 3.0 port or powered USB hub for power input

Internet to access factory data

Minimum hardware

2 GHz processor

CPU: 2 cores (4 logical processors)


Min 25 GB free disk space

USB 3.0 port or powered USB hub for power input

Internet to access factory data

Display: 1024 x 768 pixels

Note:  Microsoft SQ and Apple M1 ARM CPU’s are not supported

Scanner positions for different scans

Choose the correct scanner position for your object's size by following these simple guidelines.

Small objects

Diameter 25-100 mm / 1-4 inches and height 25-100 mm / 1-4 inches:

SOL 3D Scanner - Near Mode

Large objects

Diameter up to 170 mm / 6.7 inches and height up to 170 mm / 6.7 inches:

SOL by Scan Dimension


Hardware size

Dimensions: 48x20x28 cm / 19x8x11 inches

Weight3,18 kg / 7 lbs 

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