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3D Scanning Services

3D Scanning & Digital Modeling – Models from 3D Scans

By using specialized non-contact, non-destructive technology to digitally capture the shape of physical objects, we’re able to create “point clouds” of data from the surface of an object. In this way, we’re able to capture a physical object’s exact size and shape and save it as a digital 3-dimensional representation, or model.
We can capture free-form shapes or structured shapes, which means that 3D scanning is well-suited to the measurement and inspection of all kinds of surfaces no matter how contoured or complex their geometries are. Because this type of replication requires massive amounts of data to accurately describe the shape, it is impractical to use traditional measurement methods or a touch probe.

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A 3D model is a digital representation of a physical object. If you have an object, and you want it in a digital form, we’re the people to come to. We can capture and transform any object into a 3D digital model. But we do more than just 3D scan…

We process the raw point cloud data into a 3D digital model that you can bring into your 3D CAD program to reverse engineer, redesign, or use as a starting point for more advanced designs.

A 3D digital model is very versatile. Some companies use them for comparative analysis of an object, or even FEA and CFD analysis. Museums, historical societies, and archaeologists use 3D models for archival purposes as well as comparative analysis. They can be used to digitally repair the damage that has been done to an object so that the object can be reproduced in its proper form using rapid prototyping and milling technologies.

Bottom line… our 3D scanning service empowers you to recreate almost any object into a 3D digital format that can be used for just about anything you want.

Are there Any Limitations?

We have the ability to capture objects indoors or outdoors, during the day or at night. We can capture very small objects and very large objects, including buildings. Most of our customers send small items to us for scanning, but if you have very large objects, please contact us to make arrangements for us to come to you

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FAQ’s

CAD Conversion FAQs

There are special CAD translator software packages available on the market, why should I pay you guys?

It is better to ask the following question:

What can you do that a software translator cannot do?

  1. Verify files.
  2. Update files
  3. Fix files
  4. Convert the CAD data to native intelligent CAD data with full feature trees.
  5. Update data to the current CAD standards.
  6. Work in the native PLM systems.
  7. Correctly write scripts for this process as needed.

My company wants to change the focus of our CAD systems, is it possible to do this with your help?

Of course, we offer CAD migration services. If you want all the Cad Perfect™ files to comply with your updated company standard, just send us the guidelines and we will make Cad Perfect™ files which are perfect for you!

I have some exotic files nobody knows even how to open. Can you help me even in this case?

Yes, we performed successful conversions from many local or exotic and ancient CAD systems. You can continue the development of old projects in modern software with our help.


I have some weird CAD files from the previous century, can you help me?

Yes, absolutely. We can perform legacy CAD conversions.  Just send us some example files, and what CAD system we need to wind up in, and let us design the best solution for you.We have worked with old Computer Vision tapes, Anvil, and many other 1980’s systems.

Which CAD systems do you work with?

We support all the modern CAD systems including SolidWorks, Catia, Siemens NX, PTC Creo, Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD, and many others.

Which CAD file formats do you work with?

All the CAD file formats are listed on this page but bear in mind that we also work with exotic and legacy CAD systems.  After 31 years of providing CAD Services, we have run into almost any CAD file format.


What do I get?

You get native Cad Perfect™ files with the full-featured model tree (where applicable, since some file types have no trees), and features can be fully parametric. It all depends on your goals.  We prefer to not translate any files. Our goal is to deliver to you a file that you do not have to touch. Our work is exactly as if you had reproduced that work in-house.

What do you need to provide me with an accurate quote?

We need to know source CAD and target CAD software. Since large quantity orders can be discounted by us you can provide us with the number of parts you need to be converted.

If you tell us the desired purpose of the conversion we can offer you some conversion options. We can also convert your files into vendor-neutral file types (.STEP, .STL, etc,).

Please email us even cell phone photos, and the rough size of what you wish scanned and converted sales@cadcam.org.