September 13, 2007

Levis, Canada, September 14th, 2007 – After joining Dassault Systemes’ CAAV5 Software Partner program earlier this year, Creaform is now launching the Handyscan Scanning Module™ (HSM). This data acquisition software will fully integrate the process of scanning 3D objects with the Handyscan 3D™ laser scanner into CATIA V5.

“Whether it is for reverse engineering or inspection applications, scanning 3D objects is now common practice in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer goods and multimedia. The key is to make the acquisition process fully integrated with post treatment, model re-construction, surfacing and inspection operations to gain efficiency”, explained David Gagné, Program Director at Creaform.

The versatility and the accuracy of the Handyscan 3D™ laser scanner combined with the ability to scan directly into CATIA’s environment delivers great benefits to organisations using Dassault Systemes’ CATIA platform, and that are striving to reduce development time.

“No data transfer will be required, which will ensure model integrity. Users will also work with the same consistent, ergonomic and intuitive environment that they are used to, therefore shortening the learning curve and eliminating the need to use many software”, Gagné said.

For a preview of the Handyscan 3D™ laser scanner and the HSM™ data acquisition software for CATIA in action, go to:

The HSM™ (Handyscan Scanning Module) data acquisition software for CATIA V5 and the Handyscan 3D™ laser scanner are available directly from Creaform’s worldwide sales network (

About Creaform

Creaform is a technological company offering reverse engineering and 3D digital solutions with offices in Canada, the United States, France, China and Japan. Creaform provides complete 3D acquisition, processing and analysis products and services for product development, manufacturing and inspection applications in a wide variety of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, recreational and consumer products, multimedia and medical. Our range of technological products and services as well as our advanced training offer include laser scan technologies, measuring arms and conventional CMM, 3D post-treatment software, CAD/CAM/CAE, reverse engineering, styling and surfacing, 3D inspection and analysis, as well as turn key system design.

Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D™, the first self-positioning hand-held 3D laser scanner. This state-of-the-art scanner provides real-time 3D rendering visualization which generated file can be exported to most CAD platforms. Due to its true portability, versatility and precision, the Handyscan 3D™ makes 3D scanning simple.