3DR Meteor is an easy-to-use and versatile software dedicated to point cloud processing for various applications, like Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Jewerly, Research, etc.

It includes a wide range of features among them:

Software presentation

Point Cloud Processing

  • Automatic Segmentation
  • Noise Detection
  • Regular Sampling
  • Smart Reduction
  • Intuitive manual selection
  • Feature Extraction

Intuitive manual selection tool
Intuitive manual selection tool
Automatic Segmentation using Geometrical Shape
Automatic Segmentation using Geometrical Shape
(plane, sphere, cylinder,....) or CAD/Mesh

3DR Meteor® is a tool to process 3D point clouds wherever they come from: 3D scanners, White Light systems, CMMs, Computer Tomography, or any other digitization device... Whatever your point cloud processing challenges are 3DR Meteor has the tools you need.

You can import one or several point clouds whatever their origin and size (see the file formats supported by 3DR Meteor).

Point cloud preparation is often the most important step to handle in order to save time with the subsequent steps (i.e. meshing).

That is why 3DR Meteor provides a complete range of simple but powerful functions to process point clouds like:

  • Import without real limit of the imported number of points
  • Clever reduction to keep best points and remove points only where density is the highest
  • Automatic segmentation ( according to the scanning positions, distance with Feature/CAD/Mesh object, angle, inspections colors, ...)
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use manual selection and cleaning
  • Extraction of best points evenly spaced, density homogenization
  • Automatic noise measurement reduction
  • Fusion
  • Registration, Alignment and Best Fit
  • 3D comparison with a mesh or a CAD model
  • Planar sections
  • Best geometrical shapes extraction (planes, cylinders, circles, spheres, etc.)
  • Several representation modes: shaded, intensity (information depending on the imported data)
  • etc...

Control / Inspection

  • 3D Inspection
  • Dimensioning
  • Reporting
  • Shapes Extraction
  • Intuitive Customizable Reporting
  • 3D PDF

3D Inspection
Compute very quickly complete 3D Inspection.

Feature extraction
Extract geometrical shapes directly on point clouds.

Example of 3D PDF generated with the reporting engine
Example of 3D PDF generated with the reporting engine

Thanks to a wide range of tools, 3DR Meteor® is a complete solution to inspect and control your 3D data.

Compare your scans with a theoretical model or analyze deformation with periodic measures thanks to the 3D inspection. Easily compute 3D or 2D comparison (along a direction) between objects (clouds, meshes, CAD, polylines). Then adjust the colored map or select labels to get inspection details on particular points and highlight what you want to show.

Features extraction

Extract geometrical shapes (planes, cylinders, contours, etc.) directly from a point cloud or a mesh. Extract also planar contours and holes from a plane.

Measure everything

Quickly get various measurements such as distances or angles from any objects in a few clicks. Compute volumes or surfaces from meshes in one click.

Easy Reporting

All measures and comparison done in 3DR Meteor can be exported in complete and customizable reports. Moreover, use the 3D PDF export possibility to deliver your files with your reports to your customers, so they can for example visualize color mappings on their computer.

Scripts inside 3DR Meteor

  • Scripting
  • JavaScript
  • Automation

Example of script to automatically create a mesh from a point using several feature of 3DR
Example of script to automatically create a mesh
from a point cloud using several features of 3DR

3DR Meteor includes a JavaScript environment to write your own functions in order to automate repetitive tasks.

Even without programming skills, easily create your own workflows, define dialog boxes to allow user to set parameters, combine existing 3DR features in order to save time, costs and also resolve all complex problems that you need to adress.

3DR Software includes a JavaScript environment to write your own functions in order to add specific feature and worfklow and/or automate repetitive tasks

Programming in JavaScript is easy because it does not require being a skilled developer. You can quickly edit some free samples provided with the software to create your first automated tasks.

3D Meshing

  • 3D Meshing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Advanced Border renovation
  • Smart Mesh Improvment

Sharp Edges Reconstruction
Sharp Edges Reconstruction.

Easily reconstruct complex model using our powerful 3D meshing engine
Easily reconstruct complex model
using our powerful 3D meshing engine

3DR Meteor® meshing process is one of the most powerful on the market as it has been designed completely in 3D. Process large point clouds quickly and easily to obtain light-weight, accurate and aesthetic models.

We offer different meshing strategies to give the best result depending on the quality of the original point cloud and your expectations.

Two steps are better than one

In case of noisy point clouds, the 3DR Meteor approach is to work in two steps to get a perfect result:

  • In a first step, create a very rough mesh in order to have quickly the global shape
  • In a second step, refine this rough mesh with the point cloud by adding triangles where we have the details
Specific triangle reorganization

Meshing along curvatures is a 3DR Meteor feature that enables to organize triangles according to local curvature. The triangle reorganization follows the "flow" of the shape so that sharp angles and small radii are better respected. This powerful technique significantly improves the quality of the 3D meshed models:

  • Greater accuracy of the shape, especially in sharp angles and small radius areas
  • Better aesthestics and smoothing of the shapes
  • Lower number of triangles needed to reach final tolerance of the model
A complete offer

Many tools are available to further improve meshes once created:

  • Stitching to remesh several meshes that have locally overlapped surfaces in order to get consolitated unique object
  • Smoothing to keep details and improve general aspect
  • Holes filling to treat a zone that could not be scanned or to obtain a closed model
  • Smart Decimation in order to reduce the size of your meshes
  • Sharp Edges Reconstruction to obtain perfect edges even if they are not scanned with a very high density
  • Extrusion to create tubular shapes along a path
  • Constraint Meshing to use a polyline as a breakline in your mesh
  • And much more

CT Data

  • Computer Tomography
  • Voxel
  • Volumetric Data

CT data
Work on very small parts thanks to CT scanners

Access to CT volumetric data thanks to 3DReshaper: load and visualize voxel data from different formats for process validation & control, design validation or reverse engineering.

Use the 3DReshaper interface to easily visualize your data thanks to clipping planes and multi-views.

Extract accurate surface points in order to create point clouds and so take benefit of all 3DReshaper features on your CT data. You can for example create sections, process a 3D Inspection, a best-fit, and much more!

Go further with the Quindos Interface

If you combine 3DReshaper with the Quindos software, you can have a complete solution working on CT data:

  • Comprehensive measurement analysis toolbox
  • Rich programming language for the creation and execution of detailed measurement plans
  • GD&T
  • Analysis of complex geometries (gears, screw, compressors, etc.)


  • Best Fit
  • Plane / Line / Point
  • Custom Coordinate System

Align clouds together thanks to the Best Fit feature
Align clouds together thanks to the Best Fit feature.

Quick Manual rough alignement followed by a best fit to align precisely
Quick Manual rough alignement followed by a best fit to align precisely

3DR Meteor® provides you a various range of tools to align every kind of data (clouds, polylines, meshes, ...) from particular points or global shapes.

Thanks to these tools, you can face many situations as for example:

  • Align your scans on a reference model to do 3D inspection, analysis and reporting.
  • Build a coherent coordinate system to have main axis according to given geometrical features.
  • Use local coordinate systems to have different coherent coordinate systems for complex cases.
  • Align your scan passes after an acquisition so that the hardware intrinsic movement error is minimized.
A few commands to answer a lot of needs.

The command "N Points Registration" allows you to click couple of points to find the best solution so that each point clicked on the first object matches the corresponding point on the second object. This process can be improved thanks to a best fit on the complete object and some constraints that can defined.

The command "Best Fit" analyses overlapping areas to find the best position of each individual object according to the others in order to minimize registration errors, or to automatically align your scans on a reference model.

The command "Geometric Registration" to define a coordinate systems according to your needs.


  • Sections
  • Feature Lines
  • Border Lines
  • Automatic Network
  • Projected Lines

CAD network edition
CAD network edition.

Features Lines
Extract Feature Lines on meshes.

3DR Meteor® includes also a complete toolbox to create and manipulate polylines.

3DR provides a wide range of possibilities to compute sections very easily:

  • Planar sections: set of sections by parallel planes of the selected mesh(es)
  • Radial sections: planar sections around an axis
  • Dynamic sections: one section dynamically created on the mesh
  • Sections along a curve: planar sections along a polyline or a curve

A lot of features dedicated to polylines

Many tools are available to further improve polylines once created. They can be:

  • Reduced to remove unnecessary points, get long segments and right angles
  • Extended to force intersections
  • Smoothed to improve aspect
  • Chained to get one big polyline from small pieces
  • Stretched to correct manually local defaults
  • And much more!
All tools to build the line network prior to the CAD reconstruction

  • Automatic Line Network construction to build automatically the lines on your mesh
  • Easy-To-Use edition tool to adjust it according to curvature
  • Create projected smoothed lines and Extract Feature lines along curved areas and add them as constraints of your network

Scanner Interface

  • Direct interface
  • Smart filtering
  • Probing and Scanning
  • Real Time Meshing

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Directly scan inside 3DReshaper

The interface with laser scanners and/or portable measuring arms offers a very competitive tool to process usual metrology tasks.

3DR Meteor® can handle Hexagon Hardware managed by RDS and any scanner plugged on it to process:

  • Online data acquisition
  • Online best shape computation with probing
  • Smart real time point filtering that keep relevant points only (remove noisy points, keep points in curved area,...)
  • With acquired data, generate automatically meshes using dedicated workflows
  • Use the Simulator to replay the acquisition, try different filtering methods or just replay it for demos)
  • Use the Real Time Meshing tool to have better visual feedback of your object, see which areas need to be rescan and create quickly the final mesh.

All these tools are directly connected to 3DR Meteor, so all your scans are created inside your 3DR Meteor project, no need to import/export data.

Reverse Engineering / CAD

  • CAD Surfaces and Solid
  • Curves
  • Nurbs / BSPline
  • Auto Surfacing
  • Line Network Edition
  • Geometrical Extraction

CAD Reverse Engineering Hull
Nurbs Surfaces created from a 3d scan.

Auto Surfacing tool and pelton wheel reconstruction
Left: Single bucket reconstruction using Auto Surfacing tool,
Right: final pelton wheel reconstruction

3DR Meteor offers all necessary tools to handle, and easily reconstruct CAD objects. You can compute real NURBS surfaces so you can export your model to IGES or STEP files.

Auto Surfacing: in few clicks, reconstruct your freeform surface:

  • Automatically create a line network on your freeform object
  • Add constraints lines (following curvature,....) to adapt the network creation
  • Use the easy-to-use network edition (add, remove, modify lines,...)
  • Using the mesh and the network, generate and fit automatically Nurbs surfaces.
  • Use the sewing function to create a shell or a solid.
  • Use the extraction tools to create geometrical objects (plane, sphere, cylinder, circle,...), export them or use them to make surface restrictions, tubes,...

Result can be used for a further inspection inside 3DReshaper or exported as IGES or STEP file.

CAD engine is designed to manage big amount of CAD data.

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