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You can create a 3D model from a Scan

Modelling software like DesignSpark Mechanical is hugely powerful. It lets you take almost anything you can imagine and create a digital representation, ready to be shared with colleagues, sent to customers, or even printed on your desk.

Scanning an object to create 3D Model

Despite the intuitive controls and easy-to-use interface, creating a replica of an existing object can still be slow. Obtaining precise measurements and creating complex shapes is a time-consuming process.

There is an alternative. 3D scanning devices have become very capable over recent years.  Whether using structured light or laser scanning technology, the latest 3D scanners can produce accurate images with a resolution measured in fractions of millimetres. The output of these sensors can be imported into a 3D CAD tool in the form of an STL mesh.

With a Creator or Engineer subscription, DesignSpark Mechanical includes the option to create a solid 3D model from an STL mesh, allowing you to recreate a physical object in moments. There are a raft of other features available at these subscription levels, along with advanced access to our other software tools and services.

Why not upgrade to Creator today? You can take advantage of the free 7-day trial and see if DesignSpark Mechanical is the CAD software you were looking for. And remember, even once you've subscribed you can pause your membership for those months when you have other things on your to-do list.

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