In this paper, the 3-D measuring system based on structure-light, which principle is that its distortion can be transformed into the height change in the direction of the stripe if a single-stripe light is emitted and observed sideways and a generator emitting a single-stripe light and a camera can make up of a 3-D measuring system, was designed in order to inspect the shape of product surface on-line in the industrial production. At first, this paper introduces the structure of the 3-D measuring system using the single-stripe structured-light and its buildup. At second, its operating principle is introduces, its mathematical model is established and the calibrating method for it is put forward. At last, its prototype is produced and calibrated. The experimental result shows that the mathematical model put forward in this paper is suitable for engineering, the system calibration method suggested in this paper becomes more simple than other calibration methods, the system prototype has the range of 630mm(Depth)×400mm(Height) and the accurate of 0.3%(Depth)×0.5%(Height).