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Educational solution suite

Discover Creaform ACADEMIA, a brand-new solution suite for teachers looking to educate and inspire using 3D scanners. Addressing the inherent realities of the academic world, it fosters experienced-based learning, allowing you to enhance your curricula and better prepare students for their careers ahead.

The solution suite includes our professional-grade ACADEMIA 3D scanner, free application software, and complementary add-ons tailored to get your students started with 3D scanners.

Technical Specifications


Part size range (recommended)

0.3 – 3.0 m (1 – 10 ft)


Up to 0.250 mm (0.01 in)

Mesh resolution

0.500 mm (0.020 in)

Measurement resolution

0.500 mm (0.020 in)

0.250 mm (0.010 in)

Measurement rate

550,000 measurements/s (1)

Volumetric accuracy (based on part size)

0.500 mm/m (0.006 in/ft)

Scanning area

380 x 380 mm (15.0 x 15.0 in)

Stand-off distance

400 mm (15.75 in)

Depth of field

250 mm (10.0 in)

Light source

White light (LED)



24 bits

Positioning methods

Geometry and/or targets

Geometry and/or targets and/or texture


850 g (1.9 lb)

950 g (2.1 lb)


96 x 140 x 258 mm

150 x 171 x 251 mm

Connection standard

1 x USB 2.0

Output formats

.dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr

Operating temperature range

5–40°C (41–104°F)

Operating humidity range (non-condensing)



EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), IP50, WEEE

Free software package

Take advantage of great 3D scanning features for your curricula

Creaform ACADEMIA includes Creaform’s fully integrated, easy-to-use 3D scanner software suite, giving your students the tools they need to learn how to use handheld 3D scanners for any type of engineering project or workflow.

Here’s what’s included in your 3D scanner educational package:

50 FREE software licences

  • VXmodel: Scan-to-CAD software module
  • VXinspect: Dimensional inspection software module

Software specifications


Multiple Measurement Mode

Mesh Editing


Geometric Entities

NURBS Surface

Transfer to CAD software

CAD import

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)


(1) ACADEMIA versions of VXmodel and VXinspect do not support mesh import. Only available with Creaform technologies.

A wealth of teaching material for enhanced learning

Creaform ACADEMIA offers a wide array of complementary didactic material so that you can teach your students how 3D scanning is applicable to product development, industrial design, manufacturing, reverse engineering and inspections!

Take advantage of unlimited online access to curated lecture information and tools that can easily be integrated into any class or lab. Designed to teach real-life applications and encourage hands-on experience, our comprehensive kits will get your students stoked on 3D scanning!

What’s included in our teaching material:

  • Customizable teaching presentation
  • Video tutorials and self-learning documentation
  • Pre-built lab exercises with sample 3D files

Fields of learning

Did you know that Creaform ACADEMIA 3D scanners are used in a growing number of colleges and universities?
Here are just some of the fields of learning that can benefit from 3D scanning:

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