One option is the addin Scan-to-3D (ScanTo3D) in SolidWorks but will mainly give you surfaces if not a very good point cloud to make a dumb solid. We use RapidWorks from NextEngine. They may give you a 30 demo if you call. RrapidWorks does not need the scanner as it's kind of like a stand alone LT version for RapidForm.
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A few points ...
1) Find out if you have the Scan to 3D option (usually included with SolidWorks Premium/Professional)
2) It will take some time to process your point clouds into something you can use in SolidWorks, especially if you need nurbs surfaces. So you should consider this carefully.
You will need the Scan to 3D option (SolidWorks Premium/Professional) to work with the point cloud directly in SolidWorks. It will create a triangulated surface that can be replaced by nurbs surfaces, so you could get a more detailed representation because many triangles can be replaced by a nurbs surface. This would allow for quicker display and more responsive handling in SolidWorks. But this can require a lot of time to convert the triangles to nurbs because it is a mostly manual operation.
3) Triangulated files can be imported as a solid or surface but are limited to about 10,000 - 20,000 triangles if you are importing using the "solid" option, and somewhat more if you are importing using the "surface" option. You could have an object with more triangles and cut it into sections before you imported it.
Triangulated files imported as a graphics body can contain up to 1,000,000 or more triangles, but are only useful as a visual reference; they cannot be modified or used for snapping.
Triangulated objects slow display and other operations down a lot.
NOTE If you have SolidWorks Standard, you will need some other programs to convert the point cloud before you can open it. You should also talk to your dealer to find out what options, such as upgrading to Premium/Professional, are available that would benefit you.
The following free tools could get you started in getting your scan data into SolidWorks Standard:
Meshlab - generates a triangulated surface from a point cloud and reduces the triangle count.
Triangle Mesh Completer - patch areas of missing data
netfabb Basic - repair a triangulated object so it is a solid (watertight) or has large areas of connected triangles.
Meshlab can texture a pointcloud using photos.
Chris, a small correction. ScanTo3D is included only in the Premium version of SolidWorks.
Thanks for that correction. I'm on SolidWorks Standard myself, so was not sure which version had it.