Dimension Sol Pro 3D Scanner: Is this the one?
A new 3D scanner has appeared in the Scan Dimension release schedule in an effort to achieve peak performance in a desktop-sized machine. This is just the latest in a line of very, very similar machines. They are small enough (and hopefully cheap enough) to allow creative users to place a small object on a rotating stand, press SCAN, and see that object appear in 3D space on their computer. office. We will now see if the SOL PRO is up to the task.
Scan Dimension’s first major 3D scanning device was the “3D Sol Scanner”. This model costs less than half the price of this new professional scanner, but both are still within the grasp of your average amateur artist or designer. The Sol is going to cost you around $ 800 and has an accuracy of 0.1mm (in position close to the scanner).
The Sol Pro has an accuracy of 0.05 mm (in position close to the scanner). So it’s about twice as accurate – as measured by that metric alone. The Pro is capable of scanning objects measuring approximately 20 to 170 mm (0.8 to 6.7 inches) in height and diameter. The non-pro Sol has the same max, but 25mm minimum.
Basically the SOL Pro outperforms the SOL in every way by at least a little bit. Scanning time, for example, takes 20 minutes in normal mode and 10 minutes in turbo mode for the non-Pro. The Pro has a 15 minute sweep time and an 8 minute turbo time. Of course, it all depends on what kind of detail you want to achieve and what hardware you are working with – overall processing time can change.
The new SOL Pro requires a connected desktop computer running Windows 10 64-bit or MacOS Mojave or later. Inside this desktop, you will need 2GB RAM or more, OpenGL 3.3 or higher, and support (recommended) for OpenXL 1.2 or higher. Scan Dimension also recommends that the user have a 2.4 GHz processor with 8 cores, 32 GB of RAM and 100 GB of free disk space.
The absolute minimum is a 2.9 GHz processor, 4 cores, 16 GB of RAM and 25 GB of free disk space. You will also need a USB 3.0 port (max 800mA) or a powered USB 3.0 hub.
The box purchased from Scan Dimension includes the SOL Pro 3D scanner, the turntable (in which an object is placed to be scanned), a scanner stand, a USB 3.0 cable, an interface cable, a blackout tent and a ” Cylindrical target for precision profiling The purchase of this scanner also gives the user access to SOL PRO Creator and SOL PRO Viewer.
The 3D Scan Dimension SOL PRO will be available for purchase for approximately $ 1,899 (excluding VAT). Again, the SOL 3D scanner is also available right now for around $ 800. As is usually the case with products that we have not yet tested here on SlashGear, we cannot guarantee the quality of these 3D scanners until we have them here on our test bench!