VXmodel is a post-treatment software that directly integrates into VXelements, Creaform’s standard 3D software platform, and allows the finalisation of Creaform 3D scan data for use directly in any 3D printing or CAD software. VXmodel provides the simplest and fastest path from Creaform 3D scans to your computer-aided design or additive manufacturing workflow.

A great addition to the Creaform 3D scanners, VXmodel is simple but powerful, including only the features necessary to complement your CAD software. You already have all the design and modelling capabilities in your software: VXmodel simply provides the tools you need to unlock the scan data for a quick and seamless integration into your scan-based design process.

Features and Benefits

Since it is fully integrated into VXelements, VXmodel can directly build on its automatically generated STL mesh. It presents the functionalities you need to finalize your file quickly and easily, and bring it directly into your CAD workflow.


Before starting to reverse engineer the object, the scan must first be aligned to the coordinate system that best suits your design requirements. This is a simple, but very important step, and the ideal alignment tool needs to be straightforward, adaptable, and not too limiting.

With the highly flexible VXmodel alignment tool, you can simply constrain your scan using datums and entities, and you will then start your design process on a strong foundation.

Geometrical Entities and Cross Sections

Use your 3D scan as a reference for your design by extracting all the information you need from the mesh. It is possible to easily create a range of geometrical entities, curves, cross-sections and even NURBS surfaces for characterising free-form surfaces. The highly flexible, user-friendly VXmodel interface lets you quickly segment the mesh into all of the primitive entities required to complete the design in your own CAD software.

Mesh Improvement

VXmodel enables you to improve the 3D scan mesh and make it more suitable to the CAD or 3D printing process.

A range of functional tools enables you to heal the mesh of triangle errors, enhance the smoothness of free-form surfaces, optimise the file size with the smart decimation tool, etc. Simple yet powerful tools, designed to make sure you have the perfect file to start your reverse engineering or 3D printing process.

Available tools : Heal mesh | Fix normals | Hole filling | De-feature | Decimate/Refine mesh | Smooth mesh | Spike filter | Smooth/Edit boundary | and more ...

Mesh Editing

VXmodel will help you modify and repair the 3D scan mesh, make it watertight, and quickly generate 3D-print-ready files for your rapid manufacturing workflow.

Available tools : Scale mesh | Shell/Offset mesh | Make watertight mesh | Boundary extrusion | Divide/Cut mesh by Plane/Curve | and more ...

Simplify Your Scan-to-CAD Workflow with VXmodel

VXmodel fully integrates with ALL Creaform 3D scanners, by providing everything you need, but only what you really need and nothing more : the simplest and fastest path from 3D scans to your CAD or additive manufacturing workflow!