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Carlson Introduces Scan3D Handheld 3D Scanning Solution

MAYSVILLE, KY, USA, May 8, 2023 – Carlson Software announced the release of its accurate 3D handheld scanning solution, Scan3D. Utilizing an Intel RealSense stereo camera on Carlson’s RT5 or RTk5 rugged tablets, Scan3D adds a new tool to the truck for surveyors, engineers, construction professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, and anyone else needing instant, mobile 3D scanning of rooms, spaces, equipment, and much more. 

The Scan3D program seen running on a Carlson RTk5 rugged tablet data collector
A rear view of the Carlson RTk5, shown with the Intel RealSense D455 stereo camera installed

Scan3D is capable of precise measurements of distance, area, and volume, as well as direct, color 3D point cloud export in DP, E57, RCS, LAS, LAZ, and other formats. 

The Scan3D solution relies solely on local processing, meaning no cloud processing or internet connection is required to scan or create a finished point cloud. These resulting point clouds can be merged with larger scale clouds from sources such as terrestrial laser scanners, aerial LiDAR, or aerial photogrammetry to create a single model with accurate coverage of areas that no single device could produce.

Learn more about Carlson Scan3D and the Intel RealSense D455 here and learn more about the Carlson RT5 and RTk5 rugged tablets here.

About Carlson Software

Founded in 1983, Carlson Software Inc. specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, laser measurement and machine control products for the civil engineering, surveying, GIS, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions for the entire project cycle. Carlson Software is headquartered in Maysville, Ky., U.S.A., with branch offices in Boston, MA; Almere, The Netherlands; Melbourne, Australia; Ottawa, Canada; and York, England. For more information, visit

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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