Creaform HandyPROBE

A Coordinate Measuring Machine Designed for the Shop Floor

Bring Quality Control to the Production Floor

The HandyPROBE portable coordinate measuring machine was designed to take reliable measurements on the shop-floor. Thanks to its dynamic referencing  capability the HandyPROBE delivers metrology grade accuracy regardless of setup quality or experience level.






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The HandyPROBE delivers accurate, high resolution results - regardless of the environment.


Advanced optical and laser technologies allow for a point and shoot user experience. Real-time visuals can be viewed onscreen to guide your process and ensure a complete scan.


The typical object can be scanned in less than 5 minutes. Scans capture a robust amount of data, and produce ready to use files immediately. These files can be imported into CAD without post processing.

Creaform HandyPROBE portable CMM



Take the HandyPROBE anywhere, the system, tripod and accessories fit into a single carrying case. On location, the arm-free system offers the ultimate freedom of movement and versatility to measure parts of any size or geometry.

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Metrology-grade Accuracy

Achieve accuracy of 0.025mm with a traceable certificate, on parts from .7-20 ft in size (.2-6m.) Optical reflectors perform dynamic referencing to ensure accuracy is reliable and consistent, no matter the environment.

Setup is simple with the Creaform HandyPROBE from GoEngineer.

Fast Setup, Easy to Use

The HandyPROBE's user-friendly design doesn't require any rigid setup, and instead can be moved freely in large spaces. It's optical reflectors make alignments automatic, eliminating the need for realignment when performing repetitive measurements.


HandyPROBE OMM Specifications


HandyPROBE Next™: 0.030mm (.0012 in)

HandyPROBE Next™ | Elite: 0.025mm (.0009 in)

Volumetric Accuracy

9.1m3 (320 ft3)

HandyPROBE Next™: 0.086mm (.0034 in)

HandyPROBE Next™ | Elite: 0.064mm (.0025 in)

16.6m3 (586 ft3)

HandyPROBE Next™: 0.122mm (.0048 in)

HandyPROBE Next™ | Elite: 0.078mm (.0031 in)

Volumetric accuracy with MaxSHOT 3D

MaxSHOT Next™

HandyPROBE Next™: 0.060mm + 0.025mm/m (.0024 in + .0003in/ft)

HandyPROBE Next™ | Elite: 0.044mm + 0.025mm/m (.0017 in + .0003in/ft)

MaxSHOT Next™ | Elite

HandyPROBE Next™: 0.060mm + 0.015mm/m (.0024 in + .00018 in/ft)

HandyPROBE Next™ | Elite: 0.044mm + 0.015mm/m (.0017 in + .00018 in/ft)

Measurement rate 80 measurements/s
Part size range (recommended)
0.2-6 m (0.7-20 ft)
Software VXelements

Probe: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lbs)



Probe: 68 x 157 x 340 mm (2.7 x 6.2 x 13.4 in)

C-Track: 1031 x 181 x 148 mm (40.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 in)

Operating temperature range
5-40°C | (41-104°F)
Operating humidity range (non-condensing) 10-90%
Patents FR 2, 838, 198, EP (FR, UK, DE, IT) 1, 492, 995

EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE


(1) HandyPROBE Next and HandyPROBE Next|Elite performance assessment (ISO 17025 accredited) is based on partial procedure per ISO 10360-12 standard: Probing size error (6.2) and Length error (6.4). Performance is assessed on traceable sphere and length artefacts.

(2) The volumetric accuracy of the system when using a MaxSHOT 3D cannot be superior to the default accuracy for a given model.


VXelements Software for Creaform GoSCAN 3D Scanner



Creaform’s VXelements provides a fully integrated 3D software platform that powers the entire fleet of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It gathers all the essential elements (VXscan, VXprobe, VXshot) and tools into a user-friendly, simple and sleek working environment.

The HandyPROBE is a portable optical CMM. It delivers metrology-grade accuracy.
Yes, the probe has an easy to hold integrated handle. You can operate the HandyPROBE in two positions, the stable “stylus pen style” or the versatile “joystick style”.
The recommended part size range is .7 to 20 feet.




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