MaxSHOT 3D: Optical coordinate measuring system

Creaform’s MaxSHOT 3D™, a photogrammetry optical coordinate system, is a game changer for product development, manufacturing, quality control and inspection teams. It is the ideal solution to achieve the highest measurement accuracy and efficiency for large-scale projects and parts from 2 to 10 m. Imagine obtaining accuracy levels better than 0.015 mm/m. Gain peace of mind knowing that your measurements are always right on the dot.

What’s more, thanks to sophisticated, proven user guidance technology and easy-to-use software, technicians of all levels—even non-metrology experts— can use the MaxSHOT 3D. Contrary to traditional photogrammetry, the MaxSHOT 3D features automatic feedback before final measurements captured. Never take a bad image again!

If you consistently work on large-scale projects, the MaxSHOT 3D is your go-to solution to slash budgetbusting measurement mistakes, improve product quality, increase process efficiency, and minimize overall operating costs.


The MaxSHOT 3D enables unprecedented accurate, repeatable and reliable 3D measurements on large-sized parts in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, heavy industry, power generation and transportation.

  • Volumetric accuracy
    0.015 mm/m (0.00018 in/ft)
  • Average deviation
    0.005 mm/m (0.00006 in/ft)
  • Reliable acceptance tests
    Based on the VDI/VDE 2634 part 1 standard


To facilitate inspections and reverse engineering workflows, the MaxSHOT 3D is easy to use in any data acquisition environment regardless of a part’s size, complexity, geometry, or assembly.

  • Intuitive software diagnostic tools
  • Laser projected frame with GO/NO-GO real-time feedback on measurement pictures
  • Multi-function buttons for easy interaction with VXelements software
  • Intuitive controls and operations
    Experience ultra‑short training and learning curves


Acquiring 3D measurements of large parts is no longer a challenge thanks to the MaxSHOT 3D. No matter where a large-sized component is located or how it is integrated in a sub-assembly, the MaxSHOT 3D’s performance is not compromised. Rugged and robust, it can handle any large-scale project.

  • Lightweight and small
    0.79 kg (1.75 lb)
  • Everything in one case
  • Quick set-up
    Up and running in less than 2 minutes
  • Rugged and robust

Discover how the MaxSHOT 3D measures up in terms of speed and accuracy.

Accuracy(1) 0.025 mm/m (0.0003 in/ft) 0.015 mm/m (0.00018 in/ft)
Average deviation(2) 0.008 mm/m (0.0001 in/ft) 0.005 mm/m (0.00006 in/ft)
Volumetric accuracy (when combined with) HandySCAN 307™(3)
HandySCAN 700™(3)
HandySCAN BLACK|Elite™(3)
0.020 mm + 0.025 mm/m
(0.0008 in + 0.0003 in/ft)
0.020 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0008 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Go!SCAN SPARK™(4) 0.050 mm + 0.025 mm/m
(0.0020 in + 0.0003 in/ft)
0.050 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0020 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
HandyPROBE Next™ (5)
MetraSCAN 357™ (5)
MetraSCAN BLACK™ (5)
0.060 mm + 0.025 mm/m
(0.0024 in + 0.0003 in/ft)
0.060 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0024 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
MetraSCAN BLACK™|Elite (5)
HandyPROBE Next™|Elite (5)
0.044 mm + 0.025 mm/m
(0.0017 in + 0.0003 in/ft)
0.044 mm + 0.015 mm/m
(0.0017 in + 0.00018 in/ft)
Weight 0.79 kg (1.75 lb)
Dimensions 104 x 180 x 115 mm (4.1 x 7.1 x 4.5 in)
Operating temperature range 5-40°C (41-104°F)
Operating humidity range (non-condensing) 10-90%
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), IP50, WEEE, Laser class (2M)