High-Speed 2D and 3D Measurement System

March 10, 2021
Exact Metrology offers InspecVision's 2D inspection scanner for reverse engineering in seconds.


Representing InspecVison, Planar is a 2D inspection machine that allows manufacturers to simply and quickly verify product quality by performing 2D inspection, CAD comparisons, and reverse engineering in seconds.


Planar is ideal for shop floor use, requires minimal operator input, and increases production throughput across a wide range of applications. These include flat and folded/formed sheet metal components, gaskets and seals, laminations, O-rings, paper acetate and electronic drawings, and other opaque and semi-transparent flat materials.


A standard feature on every Planar system is 2D reverse engineering. Existing parts can be reverse-engineered quickly, creating dxf or dwg CAD files. The software allows the user to edit and clean the data such as standardization of hole sizes and clean edges and eliminates the need for hand measurement and CAD programming. Physical parts or even paper, acetate or electronic image files can be reverse engineered to create CAD files. Furthermore, reverse engineering processes can also be carried out in 3D using optional 3D modules. For full 3D capability, users simply add Opti-Scan 3D, while the SurfScan module extends Planar to 2.5D.


Opti-Scan 3D is a non-contact white light scanning system that uses a high-speed, high-resolution camera and an LED DLP projector to scan the surfaces of an object. Patterns of light are beamed from the projector onto the part, recorded by the camera, and used to create a 3D point cloud of the scanned surface. The Opti-Scan 3D outputs the ultra-high resolution points into a number of different file types which can be used in virtually any 3D inspection or reverse-engineering software package.


SurfScan integrates seamlessly with the Planar 2D automatic inspection software to allow accurate inspection of both the part’s 2D shape and its 2.5D features with a single click. The SurfScan is a high-resolution projector that mounts onto the existing Planar vertical column. The projector shines structured light on the part which is then imaged by the Planar’s camera to create a 3D scan of the upper surface of the part. The point clouds created by the system can then be loaded into free and readily available 3D inspection software for comparison against a 3D solid CAD model. Point clouds are also compatible with Geomagic Control, Control X, Polyworks, etc.


InspecVision Planar offers a fully automated, one-click inspection with machine sizes ranging from 500 to 3,000 mm. The machine is scratch-resistant, features no moving parts, has simple calibration, minimal maintenance, and requires minimal training.

  • World’s fastest 2D inspection and reverse engineering system
  • Fully automated one-click inspection
  • Machine sizes range from 500 to 3,000 mm
  • Accuracy from 12 microns
  • No moving parts
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Designed for shop floor use
  • Simple calibration and minimal maintenance
  • Minimal training required
  • Easily retrofitted with full 3D scanning
  • Rapid return on investment


  • Flat and folded/formed sheet metal components
  • Gaskets and seals
  • Laminations
  • O-Rings
  • Paper acetate and electronic drawings
  • Other opaque and semi-transparent flat materials