Artec Studio 11

Industry acclaimed software
for professional 3D scanning
and data processing
has never been so
New to Artec Studio 11 is Autopilot,
an advanced smart mode which guides users through 3D scanning and data processing in a few easy steps.

Answer some simple questions about the object you have scanned and Artec’s advanced 3D imaging software will select the most effective 3D algorithms for your data and will develop a high precision model ready for use in your professional application.

Key Features

High precision

Whether you choose Autopilot or manual mode, Artec Studio never compromises on precision.

Optional advanced settings

Artec Studio features a full range of advanced settings giving experienced users full control and flexibility.

Built with speed in mind

Powerful technologies to process your data in seconds.

Portable 3D scanning and processing

Scan and process your data all on a tablet! Combine this with the Artec battery pack, and you have a fully mobile 3D scanning solution!

Direct compatibility with CAD

Artec Studio 11 features direct export to Design X and SOLIDWORKS, making the scan to CAD process even easier. 

Scan with 3D sensors

A great way to start exploring the world of 3D scanning: the Artec Studio Ultimate edition is also compatible with 3D sensors, such as Kinect for Windows, so you can learn all the skills you need to be a true 3D scanning professional.

Export your model

to the industry’s best reverse engineering and 3D modeling software

Making a 3D model of your object
The workflow explained.
Workflow 1

For highly accurate results in a few easy, automated steps.

Scan your object and then enter Autopilot to process all your data automatically.

Perfect for beginners to achieve professional, high precision results. A great time saver for advanced users.
Object scanned with Autopilot mode
Objects scanned with Manual mode
Manual Mode

For highly accurate results, with 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 their 3D data exactly as they like.
Build your 3D model as you scan

For instant results, with no post-processing

Build your 3D model as you scan. Using Real-Time Fusion scanning mode, move the scanner around the object and see your model developing as you go.

Ideal for making 3D copies of simple objects, such as the human body, or for getting a quick preview.
Real-Time Fusion scanning mode

Artec Studio 11

Easy scanning

Fast & automatic processing

No compromise precision

Easy 3D scanning in Artec Studio

Powerful 3D imaging software is critical to a smooth scanning experience. It quite literally controls how the scanner captures data and with what level of precision.

Artec Studio features the most advanced 3D data algorithms which give you high precision in your results, while at the same time make 3D scanning intuitive and user-friendly.

  • No need prepare your object in advance, just point the 3D scanner and shoot.
  • Best in class texture and geometry tracking algorithms for the quickest and smoothest scanning experience.
  • Auto-continue allows you to stop scanning and then instantly pick up where you left off.

Fast, Automated Post-Processing

Whether you are new to 3D scanning and require step-by-step guidance in 3D data processing, or are
an experienced user looking to speed up your workflow, Artec Studio’s breakthrough automated
processing features set a new horizon in 3D scanning.


Autopilot mode:
no compromise precision

Using the AS Autopilot, run through 4 easy steps to an accurate, watertight model.

Automatically applies the optimal post-processing algorithms for your object in order to achieve the best possible result.
Full post-processing timeline, totally automatic.
Perfect for beginners, a great time saver for advanced users.
Answer a few simple questions about your object and the type of 3D model you need.
Delete any unwanted scanned data.
Auto align your data in one click.
Autopilot applies the best processing algorithms to your data.
Result: a high precision 3D model.

Manual mode

Controlled, flexible processing at breathtaking speed

Artec Studio 11 also features a full range of tools for you to process your 3D model manually, giving you full control over your data.
Included are many features which streamline your workflow, making it even faster to achieve the results you need.

Automatic base removal

Automatically delete the base your object was scanned on. No need to manually erase that table, stand, or floor!

Automatic base removal mode
Auto-align scans

Fast, accurate scan alignment

Auto-align for quick, easy processing. Now 95% of objects can be auto-aligned with total accuracy at the click of a button

Apply texture at lightning speed

Now up to 10 times faster than in Artec Studio 10

Applying texture to scans
Scan size optimization

Simplify your mesh in a flash

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

Edit your 3D model just how you want to

Smart geometry editing

Touch up the geometry in a few quick clicks with Artec Studio’s intuitive editing tools

Rapid, automatized and precise texture editing

Use Artec Studio’s advanced algorithms to automatically map texture where data is missing.

Artec Studio 11
Working with 3D models

Analyze your 3D model

Measure its surface and volume

Annotate it

Export linear, geodesic and sections measurements in DXF, CSV and XML

Compare scans and CAD models with heat distance maps

3D model export

Direct scan to CAD

Artec Studio 11 has been successfully integrated with indispensable tools for engineers, product developers and designers to provide them the fastest and smoothest path from 3D scan to CAD.

Now you can export your 3D model to 3D Systems’ Design X in just one click. And by installing the Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS or DezignWorks plugin on your computer, there’s nothing simpler than landing your 3D model in SOLIDWORKS, – just push the ‘Export to SOLIDWORKS’ button in Artec Studio for a fast, seamless workflow.

Easy sharing

Publish on the Internet and embed the model on your site.

Hassle-free export into a wide range of formats: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB.

Compatibility with the most popular reverse engineering and 3D modeling software:

What else do I need to know about Artec Studio?

Full-featured GUI
Artec’s 3D scanning software comes with a full-featured interface that allows you to manipulate your scans.
  • Projects and built-in Undo/Redo
  • 3D editing tools (eraser, smoothing brush, transformation tools)
  • Advanced 3D processing algorithms, including: auto-align, hole filling, mesh smoothing, filtration, edge smoothing and much more
Localization for 11 languages

Chinese Simplified

Chinese Traditional










Documentation and Customer Support

Read the comprehensive Artec Studio manual
or ask our dedicated support team for help.

If you have any questions, please visit our community.

What’s new to Artec Studio 11

Already known to be the most powerful, flexible and cutting-edge 3D scanning software for professionals, this new release of Artec Studio brings you a whole new level of automated features, designed with speed and usability in mind. Along with the now streamlined advanced features for maintaining total control over your 3D data, you will also have a full set of new tools to make your workflow easier and faster, without ever compromising on accuracy.
Artec Studio 11 3D scanning software

A faster, simpler workflow to boost your productivity

Automatic base removal

Now by default, the base your object was scanned on – the floor, table, rotating platform – will be detected and automatically removed with precision and accuracy, without you having to lift a finger. Especially useful for larger projects, this smart tool can save you over 30 minutes of processing time.

Autopilot post-processing mode

The only 3D software featuring an A to Z automatic post-processing mode, which cuts no corners on precision! Using this smart mode, the data will be taken through every necessary post-processing step in the optimal order, with the best possible settings automatically selected and a great result guaranteed. Autopilot gives you a faster and much more simple and accessible workflow, applicable for both beginners and professionals alike.

Texture mapping at lightning speed

Now you can apply texture to your model in seconds! See virtually instant results, up to 10 times faster than in AS10!

Auto-align reaches a new high

Even when processing manually, Artec’s professional-grade 3D scanning software has plenty of automated tools to speed up your workflow. A key feature in the previous version of Artec Studio, the one-click Auto-align used only to work using texture features. Now it is now even more powerful, taking into account both texture and geometry, which greatly expands the range of objects that can be accurately auto-aligned with this tool: we are proud to announce that Auto-align can now be successfully applied to 95% of data sets!

Boosted Real-time Fusion:
object size, tracking, visualization
  • Real-time fusion has been greatly improved in Artec Studio 11. Now you can build any model as you scan, with no limit to the size of your object. You can even scan on a tablet – just make sure you have enough space to store all your data!
  • The scanning process itself is now much smoother, thanks to the increased tracking retention
  • And visualization has been optimized, showing a bigger part of the scene when scanning and featuring new, glossy rendering, which really brings out the detail in your 3D model.
Fast texture mapping
New rendering in Artec Studio
Old rendering in Artec Studio
Fresh, sleek UI design

Artec Studio 11 now has the look to match its industry acclaimed reputation for cutting-edge 3D software functionality. The new, e icons complement the powerful set of tools they illustrate.

New, glossy rendering

The new rendering in Artec Studio does true justice to the incredible quality of your scans, really bringing out every bit of detail in the geometry. It’s pretty awesome to look at as well!

Direct compatibility with CAD systems
for a seamless engineering workflow

Direct export to
3D Systems Design X
for reverse engineering

Artec Studio 11 can now automatically open your model in Design X, ready for reverse engineering with just one click of a button!

Geomagic design 3d software
Solidworks 3d software
Direct export to SOLIDWORKS
for engineering and industrial design

The new Artec Studio version now features a one button export directly to the SOLIDWORKS window, where the model can be converted to CAD format. This means a much simpler, faster and more affordable solution for reverse engineering and industrial design all over the world.


NVIDIA Quadro GPU is a series of professional video cards, made specifically to work with CAD software. Artec Studio 11 is now compatible with a wide range of video cards, including NVIDIA Quadro, making it even easier to integrate 3D scanning into your professional workflow.

NVIDIA Quadro GPU for 3D scanning

Mobility. A lighter and more accessible solution
for scanning in the field

Artec’s 3D scanning software
Scan with ease and freedom on a tablet
The interface of Artec’s smart 3D scanning software has been optimized for tablet use. Now you can easily manipulate all the tools of Artec Studio to produce perfect results on a tablet and have greater freedom of movement at the same time.
Increased tablet compatibility
Artec Studio’s have been enhanced for use even on tablets featuring Intel GPU, greatly increasing the range of tablets which are fully compatible with 3D scanning. Tried and tested tablets are MS Surface Pro 4, MS Surface Pro 3 and Wacom Cintiq Companion 2.
Large objects 3D scanning
Boosted rendering speed for scanning large objects
Now it is faster and easier than ever to scan large objects in Artec Studio, thanks to the new and improved memory distribution.

Scan on a Mac

For the first time ever, Mac users will be able to make high quality, accurate scans on OS X, using our free ScanApp standalone application. Both new and experienced users will appreciate the new, easy way to scan, as well as the clean, ergonomic interface. Users will also be able to do basic model processing on their Mac and then export the results for more extensive processing on a Windows PC in Artec Studio.

3D software for Mac

Try out the new speed and ease
of Artec 11 for yourself!

Download the free trial version

Artec Studio version

Fast, automatic processing features 9 10 11
A‑Z automatic post‑processing pipeline
Automatic base removal Manual Manual Automatic or Manual
Auto‑align your scans + Texture based only.
65% of scan data sets can be auto‑aligned.
Texture + Geometry based.
95% of scan data sets can be auto‑aligned.
Mesh simplification + 90% faster than AS9 90% faster than AS9
Advanced processing: streamlined for full control at speed
Non‑rigid alignment Limited functionality:
For two meshes only
Full functionality:
For multiple meshes
Full functionality:
For multiple meshes
Auto texture correction   + +
Texture mapping + Up to 5 times faster than AS9 Up to 10 times faster than AS10
Texture healing brush   + +
Measurement tools
Full set of measurement tools:
Linear, geodesic, sections, distance maps, volume, annotations, CSV, DXF, XML export
+ + +
Direct scan to CAD      
Direct export to Design X     +
Direct export to SOLIDWORKS     +
Export formats      
Full range of export 3D formats:
+ + +
Breathtaking visuals      
Glossy 3D model rendering:
shows full detail of scans
New UI design     +
Easy scanning      
Real‑time fusion:
object size
Only small objects Only small objects No limit to object size
Real‑time fusion: tracking + + Boosted
Real‑time fusion:
improved visualization for easier scanning
Texture and geometry tracking + + +
Tracking alignment correction   + +
Sensitivity control + + +
3rd party sensor support Microsoft Kinect V1,
PrimeSense Carmine
Ultimate Edition:
Microsoft Kinect V1 & V2,
PrimeSense Carmine,
Intel RealSense F200 (IVCAM) &
R200 (DS4),
XYZprinting 3D scanner
Ultimate Edition:
Microsoft Kinect V1 & V2,
PrimeSense Carmine,
Intel RealSense F200 (IVCAM),
R200 (DS4) & SR300,
XYZprinting 3D scanner
Scanning on Mac OS Boot Camp Boot Camp Artec ScanAppbeta
Mobility: tablet compatibility
UI adapted for tablet use     +
Full functionality and support
for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet
Video card compatibility      
NVIDIA Quadro     +
NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or higher + + +
AMD + + +
Intel Series 4600 and higher     +

Support for Artec Studio 8 ended January 2016, which was announced with the release of Artec Studio 10 in April 2015.

Professional or Ultimate?

Choosing the right 3D software.

Artec Studio 11


Use all of Artec Studio's advanced features for scanning and processing 3D data exclusively from Artec scanners.

Artec Studio 11


Maximise Artec's algorithms and use the 3D software together with a range of sensors, as well as Artec scanners.


Compatible 3D sensors:
Kinect for Windows V1 or V2, Intel RealSense F200 (IVCAM) & R200 (DS4) & SR300, ASUS Xtion sensors, Primesense Carmine, XYZprinting 3D Scanner.

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Artec Studio & Sensors

A great way in to the world of 3D scanning

Perfect for schools or self-learning

Artec Studio Ultimate

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Using Artec Studio Ultimate and a compatible 3D sensor like the Kinect 2 is an excellent way of learning the skills needed for 3D scanning and processing.

Whether you just want to experiment before buying a professional grade 3D scanner or just to do some 3D scanning at home, Artec Studio Ultimate will allow you to start exploring the world of 3D technology.

Learn how to scan
What can I scan?
You can try scanning all sorts of objects, but a good place to start might be body scanning or capturing a room, or section of a room in 3D.
Move the sensor around the object. Real-time alignment shows you what has been 3D scanned and what is still left to be scanned.

Process your data

Align all 3D scans

1. Alignment

Align all your scans together. If you didn’t capture some areas, just scan that missing section and add it to your set of scans.

Create 3D model

2. Create 3D model

Combine your raw data into a 3D mesh.

Apply texture to the 3D object

3. Add texture

Apply texture to your object with one click.

4. Export

Export your model into any of the commonly used 3D formats: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTX, E57, XYZRGB

Sensors compatible with Artec Studio 11 Ultimate:

Kinect for Windows V1 & V2, Intel RealSense F200 (IVCAM), R200 (DS4) & SR300, PrimeSense Carmine, ASUS Xtion, XYZprinting 3D scanner

For further info, please see our FAQ on scanning with sensors.

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