FARO Technologies announced SCENE 5.1, the latest update to its software for the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner. New features like Clipping Box and improved scan positioning help streamline data and cut processing time in half, the company says. Orthophoto functionality allows users to save scans as photo files to view and share scan data even without point cloud software.
Among the new features found in SCENE 5.1, Clipping Box helps users streamline data analysis by keeping only the parts of scans that are relevant to the project. Scan data is presented in either point cloud or realistic photo view. Users choose those portions of the scan they need, and the remaining parts are automatically removed. A reduced file size makes storage or export to CAD faster.
To reduce work time, SCENE 5.1 offers feature recognition capabilities that position and assemble individual scans quickly, even when there are no registration marks or pre-defined targets. The result is an up to 50% reduction in processing time and a more precise finished product, the company says. SCENE 5.1 also includes the ability to save orthophotos in a TIFF format, so scans can be viewed even if the user's CAD software is unable to interpret point cloud data.
In partnership with 3DConnexion, FARO has also made available the new 3D SpaceMouse. Specially designed for scanning applications, the SpaceMouse enables quick manipulation of three-dimensional data, scans and much more.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.