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onshape and 3D scanning question.

carlos_berdealcarlos_berdeal Member Posts: 76
I have a simple item like a one button remote control. I want to have it 3d scanned. Can a 3d scanned image be input into onshape to edit it? Or am I wrong in my thinking? Thank you.


  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,104 PRO
    edited May 27
    Yes and no. A high quality 3D scan can be imported as a mesh, which can be edited. Depending on what you want to do with it, that might be fine, or you might need to use the mesh as a reference and remodel the surfaces. You're not going to send a slightly edited mesh to a tooler or machinist, but you could probably hack things and 3D print something.

    You'll need access to a professional 3D scanner to get decent results. I've tried a bunch of the 3D scanning apps for iOS and with larger objects, it might be useful as an underlay, but at a handheld object scale, the resolution is not there.
  • carlos_berdealcarlos_berdeal Member Posts: 76
    Forget it.. Sorry guys. Scan to cad! I got it.
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