Jermaul's - Tutorial - Revopoint MINI 2 3D Scanner

A few quick guides to get you started.

Rotating Scan for correct XYZ :

Once you scanned your item. It will most likely not be setting the correct when imported into your CAD software.

You can use this method to correctly potion your scan before importing into your CAD software.

Step 1)
Open The scan in a 3d slicer for 3d printing.
Here i am using Bambu Studio, but prusa slicer, cura, lychee slicer etc… will also work.
Again it will load in not sitting on the plane correctly.

Step 2)

Find the lay flat button Click it and the scan will have planes on it. These are the flat areas you can lay the scan on.

Click on of the bottom planes

Once clicked it will lay on that plane.

Step 2.1) Rotating the scan

Rotate your View to a top view and find the “rotate model tool”

Click the needed handle and drag it to rotate your scan into place.

Now your scan is set correctly.

Step 3) Optional
Reducing triangle count
This step is not always needed but can help speed up processing in your CAD software.
Right click on your model and then click “Simplify Model”

This windows will open. Here you can reduce it.
Top number is current count, bottom number is after the reduction.
Remember going to low will make the scan low poly

Go ahead and export that stl now.

Save it as a new Name or add Rotated_Reduce to the filename.

Now you can import that into your CAD software and it will be sitting correctly.

Using scan data in CAD.

Depending on what your use case is for the 3d scan and the CAD software you use. Things may be a little different.
Here i plan to use the scan to make a flange for the blow off valve.

Import into CAD software

Rotate to the plane you need.
Here i am using the bottom plane

Do a Mesh Sketch or Section View. Then create your sketch based on the 3d scan.

Once your sketch is created, you can extrude it.

From there you can create whatever else is needed.

I created 2 circles, then extrude them down for a pipe.

I then rotated to front view, created another circle

Extrude cut this time.

And there you go you have a flange. You can send this flange off to a CNC shop to have it cut out of metal

Just a preview, added some tubes to give a visualization of it attached to intercooler piping.

Really impressed on how sharp that edges are on your scan. I’m presently using the mini 2 to reverse engineer plastic model kit parts and most of my scans are coming out soft where there should be sharper corners.

Really just gather a good amount of data and properly prepping the item.
This BOV was spray with foot powder spray, aesub would of worked also. Then it was almost 3,000 frames in the scan.
I did one rotation sitting flat, then on its sides and back.
Then fusion 0.1mm advance mode. Isolation around 80% to remove all noise. Overlap detection i normally do 3 levels. the middle of the slider, the first and last.
And then meshed it at 5.8 or 6. Cant remember that part.

What CAD software is that? I don’t recognise it.

The software is Geomagic. It was a better route for me then solidworks

Another guide i made with fusion 360 alone.
This time its a video.


I personally prefer Solid Edge for this (I’m using the Community Edition, which is free for personal use and fully-fledged in features)

This video is a bit old (the interface in v2024 has changed quite a bit) but you get the idea

I also have solidedge and while it can do some great things with stl models.
I find that it runs slow and navigation is a bit tricky.
I dont have a super computer but my laptop is well above decent and solidedge still runs slow. I can run tons of other software without problems