Faro Introduces SCENE 7.0

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3D measurement specialists, Faro has announced the availability of the Faro SCENE 7.0 software platform. SCENE 7.0 includes similar functions of the high quality, high value functionality offered by its predecessor, SCENE 6.2, such as automatic object recognition, scan registration and position, and takes it a step further with integrated real time, on-site registration, for Faro Focus Scanner 3D point clouds.

The unique value of SCENE 7.0 can be realised by diverse industries, including architecture, engineering, construction and public safety or any industry where there is a premium placed on capturing/scanning, analysing and enhancing 3D data.

Previously, the process of taking an actual scan in the field, transferring that scan to a computer workstation/PC to start using the data was a three-step process. The project 3D scan data was stored on physical SD cards at the project site. Then the user would bring the SD card to the office and physically insert the SD card into a workstation/PC for download.  Finally, the scans, once all loaded from the SD cards, would be registered (i.e., logically integrated into a cohesive set of data points on the computer workstation/PC in the office and then the data would finally be ready for use).

SCENE 7.0 supports a seamless, more efficient process. Real time, on-site registration enables the 3D scan data, whether it be from a single scan or multiple scans in process simultaneously, to be wirelessly transmitted (i.e., no SD cards needed) directly to an onsite computer workstation/PC in real time. Additionally, the scans are automatically aligned on the workstation/PC computer in real time, in the field.  This enables user benefits such as:

  • Improved Productivity:In-office data processing has been dramatically reduced and, in some cases, eliminated altogether. Users come back to the office with a registered product and can get to work immediately. Additionally, the larger the project or the more scans required, the greater the realised efficiencies, in terms of project cycle time and human resources on site.
  • EnhancedConfidence:  Focus Scanner users are now able to preview scans/projects while still in the field, confirm that all of their project requirements have been accounted for while still in the field and make any necessary adjustments in the field in real time.

“SCENE 7.0 is unquestionably the most advanced software platform of its kind. It significantly elevates the productivity of the Focus Laser Scanner user well beyond what is available for any hardware and software solution package for cost efficient 3D data capture, processing and analysis,” according to Joseph Arezone, Faro chief commercial officer. “Real time, on-site registration is a major milestone but just one of the efficiency enhancing features, including ‘smart’ filtering that removes valuable hours from point cloud clean up and drives significant reductions in post processing time,” he said.