Getting Started with your Structure Sensor Pro

Congrats on your new Structure Sensor! We're sure you're eager to start exploring Structure Sensor's capabilities. To help you get the most out of your experience, we've put together this quick start guide to help familiarize you with this advanced accessory.

What's in the box?

Structrure Sensor Pros purchased directly from the Official Structure Sensor Store will arrive in a gift box, like so:

Your Structure Sensor Pro should arrive with the following:

  • One Structure Sensor Pro
  • One USB charging cable
  • One magnetic screwdriver
  • Ten (10) M1.4 screws
  • One user manual
  • One Screw Information Card

Precision Bracket with Aluminum Latch

Precision Brackets with Aluminum Latch for most iPad models will arrive in a "bento box" style, which doubles as a carrying case for your assembled Structure Sensor, bracket, and cables:

Pictured: Newer, bento-style, Precision Bracket with Aluminum Latch packaging.

Structure Sensor Bracket For iPad Pro

Your Structure Sensor iPad Pro Bracket should arrive with the following (shown from top to bottom):

  • One Bracket Alignment Tool
  • One Structure Sensor Base Plate
  • One Bracket

Charging your Structure Sensor Pro

To preserve the battery life of your iPad, Structure Sensor Pro has its own internal battery. Charging your Structure Sensor's battery is simple: connect the charging cable to your sensor, and then plug the USB end into any strong USB 2.0-compatible device.

You can expect the following charge times:

  • 1.5A @ 5V = ~30 minutes (from a <5% charge state)
  • 0.9A/7.5W @ 5V = ~60 minutes (from <5% charge state)

0.9A can usually be expected from most computers. 1.5A can be expected from most USB wall chargers.

A blue LED indicator on the Structure Sensor's glass face will pulse when your Structure Sensor's battery is charging. As soon as your battery is completely charged, the LED indicator will stop pulsing and instead will stay on until you disconnect the charging cable.

In addition to connecting your Structure Sensor to any USB 2.0-compatible device, the USB Hacker Cable can also be used to charge your Structure Sensor and will charge the battery more quickly than the standard Power Adapter. USB Hacker Cables are available in the accessories section of the Structure Sensor Store.

Connecting Structure Sensor to your iPad

How to attach your sensor depends on what type of bracket you're using. For iPad compatibility information, see the support article titled "What iPads can I use Structure Sensor with?". Choose your bracket type below:

Your new Structure Sensor Pro is compatible with the original Structure Sensor type bracket. However, you need to use the new screws in the Mark II box, not the ones from the bracket box or the older sensor.

Attaching your Structure Sensor Pro

  • Structure Sensor Pro uses new, shorter screws to attach to iPad Brackets.
  • Do not use the longer screws which came in the iPad bracket box, or else you may damage your sensor.
  • In addition, please do not over-tighten the screws.

Additional Structure Sensor Pro Accessories

  • A Bracket Adapter comes pre-attached to your sensor. Please keep it attached.
  • Thanks to this adapter, all iPad brackets for the original Structure Sensor will be compatible with your Structure Sensor Pro.
  • Remember to use the USB cable in your Mark II box to charge your sensor before use. Any standard USB port will work.

Developer Portal

Next, if you're interested in developing your own 3D scanning software, you’ll want to sign up for the Developer Program to access the latest SDK.

Structure SDK is now available on iOS for the original Structure Sensor and Structure Sensor Pro. If you have already signed up for the Developer Portal and you need to retrieve your invitation, you can do so here.