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SOL 3D Scanner


The SOL 3D scanner is a lightweight, portable device designed for creating digital copies of real-world objects. Software is downloadable and available in both MAC
OS and Windows 10 versions.

Quick info



The SOL 3D scanner provides an affordable, easy-to-use solution for creating digital copies of real-world objects. It uses a combination of laser triangulation and white light technology. This hybrid approach provides a maximum resolution of 0.1 mm. You can also choose between near and far scanning modes. The SOL features an automatic turntable, making the 3D scanning process automated. The rotating table is able to support a maximum weight of 2 kg.

The scanner was developed and is marketed by Scan Dimension, a subsidiary of Global Scanning A/S Group of Denmark. The SOL 3D scanner is relatively small and lightweight, and via its software, notifies users of next steps with sound notifications or text messages. 3D scans can be viewed directly through the SOL software.

SOL can help a variety of users achieve their goals with regard to 3D scanning.

  • Makers – Passionate artisans, designers, and craftsmen take advantage of the simple to use, highly accurate SOL 3D scanner and software to take their creations to the next level. Easily scan and scale an object up or down, reproduce it in a different material, or jump-start your modeling process.
  • Hobbyists – Artists interested in changing the material or medium of their creations, or to resize them easily will be delighted by the SOL 3D scanner. Move your physical creations into the 3D digital world to easily reproduce, share, or sell them.
  • Educators – Teachers, librarians, mentors and students can turn STEM/STEAM classrooms and maker spaces into 3D discovery labs. SOL brings accurate, affordable 3D scanning to the education market. 3D models can be modified, shared, printed, or used as a starting point for learning.
  • Entrepreneurs – Show off your product or creations with a 360° view! The easy-to-use SOL 3D scanner enables you to quickly share and embed your 3D scans in your online store, Facebook, Twitter, and more using a state-of-the-art, interactive 3D viewer. This powerful technology will attract customers and sell your wares.



To start off and get a quick assessment of the overall quality, we started with a single scan pass of the dragon in an upright position.


We were pretty pleased with where SOL stacks up in terms of value versus performance.

We are pretty pleased with the results, but you should be the judge.

COMPETITOR 2 – $2499

You can see that the quality is slightly better, but is it worth it?


“Wow the resolution is amazing and the software so simple a 10 year old mastered it in a few minutes.”– Valued Customer

“Just Brilliant. I was able to scan an incredibly small model head with minute details like a clef chin and it was visible in a zoom! Super happy. As reference this was a 1/12 scale human head.”– Customer in Austin, Texas

The scan quality is great […], you probably won’t find a scanner that is so easy to use then this one. My child uses it without very much instruction. I love the tent is included.”– TrustPilot reviewer

How it Works

The Scan Dimension engineering team focused on developing an incredibly easy-to-use scanner. To start a scan, users simply place an object on a turntable, cover it with the included tent, and press a button — the laser, camera, and software do the rest.

SOL notifies users of the next steps with sounds or text messages. SOL features near- and far-mode scanning, and supports the following dimensions and maximum weight:

  • For near-mode scanning, an object up to 100 mm in diameter and 100 mm tall (3.9 by 3.9 inches).


  • For far-mode scanning, an object up to 170 mm in diameter and 170 mm tall (6.69 by 6.69 inches).


  • The maximum scannable weight is 2kg (4.4 lbs. or 70.5 ounces).


SOL requires PC Windows 10 or macOS X 10.14 or 10.15

Hardware requirements include a 64-bit processor with dual-core RAM, 5 GB hard disk space or higher, OpenGL 3.3+ compatible graphics card, 1024 x 768-pixel display or higher, 2 USB 3.0 ports available.


SOL requires PC Windows 10 or macOS X 10.14 or 10.15

Hardware requirements include a 64-bit processor with dual-core RAM, 5 GB hard disk space or higher, OpenGL 3.3+ compatible graphics card, 1024 x 768-pixel display or higher, 2 USB 3.0 ports available.

Technical Specs:

  • Scanner accuracy 0.1 mm
  • Support File Outputs: STL, OBJ, DAE, XYZ, PLY
  • Max volume – Near-Mode: 100mm diameter cylinder, 100 mm tall
  • Max volume – Far-Mode: 170mm diameter cylinder, 170 mm tall
    • 1* Scanner
    • 1* Turntable
    • 1* Scanner stand
    • 1* USB Cable A
    • 1* USB Cable B
    • 1 * Black-out tent w/enclosure
    • 1 * Scan Target
  • Software available for download
  • Package Dimension:
    • 18.11″ × 14.17″ × 8.07″ (in)
    • 460 x 360 x 205 (mm)
    • Weight 7 (lbs) / 3.5 (kg)
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty dependent on region
  • The SOL 3D scanner requires internet access to work

For additional technical specs – see our website: Fast Facts