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The Creaform Go!SCAN 3D: a fast and easy to use portable 3D scanner

The Creaform Go!SCAN 3D offers the easiest portable 3D scanner, providing fast accurate, and reliable measurements. Highly versatile, it can be used for a wide range of applications, helping professionals throughout the entire product development process. With these handheld 3D scanners, you can even capture 3D data in full color.

Go!SCAN’s innovative technology bypasses preparation steps and specific setups and provides a very fast measurement rate, and does not require any manual data post-processing.




  • Hybrid positioning: uses the parts’ natural geometry and color.
  • Point-and-shoot: no need to prepare parts. Just go!
  • User-friendly: no experience required, up-and-running in minutes.
  • Scan in color: allows for seamless capture of high-quality geometry and colors simultaneously.
  • Real-time visualization: look at the computer screen to see what you are doing and what is left to be done.


  • Fast: typical objects are scanned in 5 minutes or less.
  • High measurement rate: capture large amount of 3D data for faster scanning.
  • Automatic mesh output: ready-to-use files (geometry and color), right as you complete acquisition.
  • Quick workflow integration: usable scan files can be imported into RE/CAD/3D printing software without post-processing.


  • On-the-go scanning: fits into a carry-on case, so you can use it both in-house or on site.
  • Lightweight and small: weighs under 1 kg (2.2 lb), can reach confined areas. Fits into a carry-on.


  • Professionnal-grade measurements: accuracy of up to 0.1 mm (0.004 in) and resolution of up to 0.1 mm (0.004 in).
  • Built-in intelligence: ensures that 3D data is high-quality and accurate.


Get the most powerful and versatile portable white-light professional-grade 3D scanning solution, which includes an easy and fast portable 3D scanner and VXmodel, our scan-to-CAD software module!

Key features

  • Everything you need for professional 3D colored models: scan, clean, merge, align and finalize!
  • Portable handheld device that you can bring with you on‑site.
  • Compatible with all major CAD software.
  • One-year warranty, software updates and customer support!

*Regional pricing and currency may apply. Offer valid until December 31, 2017.

VXmodel : A simplified way to integrate 3D scan data into your CAD and 3D printing process

VXmodel™ software

VXmodel™ is a post-treatment software that is directly integrated into VXelements. It provides the tools needed to finalize 3D scan data: the simplest and fastest transfer path from 3D scans to any 3D printing or CAD software. Simple, yet powerful, the software includes only the features necessary to complement your CAD software.


Concept design & Prototyping

Tooling design & Assembly/Production


CAD Design & Testing, design and analysis

Digital archiving, Museology, Heritage preservation, Multimedia & more

Examples of 3D scans

Scanning of a drill

Scanning of an ancient vase

Technical specifications


Go!SCAN 50Go!SCAN 20

Go!SCAN 20Go!SCAN 50
Accuracy Up to 0.100 mm (0.004 in.)
Volumetric accuracy 0.300 mm/m (0.0036 in./ft)
Resolution 0.100 mm (0.004 in.) 0.500 mm (0.020 in.)
Measurement rate 550,000 measurements/s
Light source White light (LED)
Positioning methods Geometry and/or color and/or targets
Scanning area 143 x 108 mm (5.6 in x 4.3 in) 380 x 380 mm (15 in. x 15 in.)
Stand-off distance 380 mm (15 in.) 400 mm (15.75 in.)
Depth of field 100 mm (4 in.) 250 mm (10 in.)
Part size range (recommended) 0.05 – 0.5 m (2 – 20 in.) 0.3 – 3.0 m (1 – 10 ft)
Texture resolution 50 to 250 DPI 50 to 150 DPI
Texture colors 24 bits
Software VXelements
Output formats .dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, .ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr
Compatible software 3D Systems (Geomagic® Solutions), InnovMetric Software (PolyWorks), Dassault Systèmes (CATIA V5 and SolidWorks), PTC (Pro/ENGINEER), Siemens (NX and Solid Edge), Autodesk (Inventor, Alias, 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage).
Weight 930 g (2.05 lbs.) 950 g (2.1 lbs.)
Dimensions 154 x 178 x 235 mm (6 x 7 x 9.2 in.) 150 x 171 x 251 mm (5.9 x 6.7 x 9.9 in.)
Connection standard 1 x USB 2.0
Operating temperature range 15-40 °C (41-104 °F)
Operating humidity range 10-90%


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About this author

Pierre-Antoine Arrighi

Pierre-Antoine Arrighi is Aniwaa’s Technical Advisor and co-founder. Based in Paris, France, he is involved with the most important decisions in regards to the company’s overall strategy. He is also the team’s technical expert for all things related to 3D printing and scanning, as well as for virtual and augmented reality. He is also a Manager at French consulting firm kxiop.