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5/29/2012

Enhanced Software Improves Laser-Scanning Applications

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Faro Technologies’ Scene 5.0 point-cloud capture processing software enables Focus3D users to view scans in true stereoscopic 3D.

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Faro Technologies’ Scene 5.0 point-cloud capture processing software enables Focus3D users to view scans in true stereoscopic 3D for added detail and heightened realism, the company says.
 
Automatic fine registration decreases post-processing time by reducing or removing the need to place artificial targets in many scanning applications. Rather than utilizing spheres or checkerboards, the software identifies corners, edges and other prominent flat structures within the scan and uses them as reference points. These features help to meld together multiple scans to form a single, complete point cloud, the company says. The cloud-to-cloud feature is designed to further expedite scan merging between remote users.
 

The project database facilitates scanning project collaboration. This addition seamlessly stores project information and a step-by-step history of each scanning project, the company says. Users can return to any step in a scanning database wherever they are in the process. To reduce extraneous data points, they can also select which details to display on a given project. Scene 5.0 also supports the ASTM E57 industry standard, a manufacturer-independent, binary data exchange format that enables import and export of 3D scanning data regardless of the specific product used to capture it. 

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