SOL: How to add scanning passes to an existing 3D model?

Merging 3D scans, appending 3D scans

A scanning pass is a scanning done with the object placed in one orientation.

SOL 3D Creator software allows you to append, or merge, multiple scanning passes into a single 3D model.

How many scanning passes?

SOL Creator can mesh up to five scanning passes, but you only need to make just as many scanning passes necessary to cover the entire object’s surface once.

For some purposes, one scanning pass of an object is fine.

But for the majority of objects, you would typically need at least two scanning passes, so that the part of your object that was facing down in the first scanning pass is also scanned.


Comparison of the same 3D model with 1 or 2 scanning passes

  • 1 scanning pass (top)
  • 2 scanning passes, but on two different days (bottom)
  • Normal scanning mode
  • Near scanner position


How does the software add scanning passes?

The scanning passes are automatically combined in SOL Creator.

The advanced software automatically aligns the multiple scanning passes into one model.

It also removes any unwanted artifacts from every single scanning pass, so the final model highly resembles the object that you chose to scan. And nothing else.

How to add scanning passes

1. Open SOL Creator

2. Access your existing model in the Collection via File > Collection or SOL > Collection


3. Open the model that you wish to add more scanning passes to


4. From here on it is a normal scanning procedure starting with calibration

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