Rapid progress in modern manufacturing demands for better measurement technique with on-line characteristics. This paper presents a systematic visual solution for on-line industrial 3D measurement. The solution comprises two parts, a multi-sensor visual inspecting station (MSVIS) and a digital close-range visual inspecting station (DCVIS). MSVIS is an integrated system with many sensors. It can meet the requirement of application with sparse measuring points distributed within a large volume. DCVIS only contains two digital cameras with one or more projectors. It has high relative accuracy and a small set up volume and is suitable for applications with dense measuring points. The combined use of MSVIS and DCVIS can provide a general solution for on-line industrial 3D measurement.