FARO Releases SCENE v7.1

FARO has announced the release of  virtual reality (VR)-ready FARO SCENE 7.1 software. FARO SCENE 7.1 enables an immersive VR experience with integration of detailed photographic textures, i.e., surface details of an object and rendering of 3D scan data so quickly that it appears to be generated in real time.

FARO SCENE 7.1 3D scan project of the Herder Church in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment, measurement of a distance in VR view. (PRNewsfoto/FARO Technologies, Inc.)

A free 30 day trial for SCENE 7.1 is available for download here.

While SCENE 7.1 is optimized for the FARO laser scanning product portfolio, e.g. Focusor Freestyle, it is also device agnostic, so it can seamlessly accept and manage 3D scan data from other, non-FARO laser scanner products.

Registration report of a project, consisting of FARO Freestyle 3D Scanner and FARO Focus Laser Scanner data. (PRNewsfoto/FARO Technologies, Inc.)

Immersive Virtual Reality 

SCENE 7.1 enables users to view an entire project, i.e., the full range of related scans in full 3D virtual reality through a compatible VR headset from the comfort of the user’s office or workstation chair. This significantly elevates the beneficial use and reduces project cycle time by enabling architecture, engineering and construction professionals, public safety forensics experts and product designers to quickly simulate and compare reality for such tasks as evaluating as-built documentation, reconstructing crime or accident scenes, or optimizing design plans.

VR view within a project using FARO SCENE 7.1 consisting of combined 3D scan data and a CAD model. (PRNewsfoto/FARO Technologies, Inc.)

Productivity Enhancements in Virtual Reality

SCENE 7.1 advances well beyond the “see it better to understand it better” concept common in most industrial VR solutions. It enhances productivity by enabling users to take/capture screenshots, tag comments or notes specific to images and navigate the system overview map in real time, all without needing to exit the Virtual Reality environment.

FARO SCENE 7.1 screenshot with automatic detected FARO Freestyle 3D Scanner markers in a project registered from both the Freestyle 3D and the FARO Focus Laser Scanner. (PRNewsfoto/FARO Technologies, Inc.)

Merging of FARO Terrestrial and Handheld Scanning Data

Historically, the FARO Focus and Freestyle products have had their own unique, coded targets (markers that identify scan areas/specific targets), which could not be shared by the other scanning device. With SCENE 7.1 enhanced functionality, not only can both devices share coded targets, but they can also now verify registration of scans from both devices in a single, real time registration report. This ensures not only a more cohesive workflow between these devices but also enables projects to be completed faster.

FARO SCENE 7.1 screenshot: the left view displays FARO Freestyle 3D Scanner data only, the right view displays the project registered from both the Freestyle 3D and FARO Focus Laser Scanner. (PRNewsfoto/FARO Technologies, Inc.)

About FARO

FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software for the following vertical markets:

  • Factory Metrology – High-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes
  • Construction BIM-CIM – 3D capture of as-built construction projects and factories to document complex structures and perform quality control, planning and preservation
  • Public Safety Forensics – Capture and analysis of on-site real world data to investigate crash, crime and fire, plan security activities and provide virtual reality training for public safety personnel
  • Product Design – Capture detailed and precise 3D data from existing products permitting CAD analysis and redesign, after market design and legacy part replication
  • 3D Machine Vision – 3D vision for both control and measurement to the manufacturing floor through 3D sensors and custom solutions

FARO’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, FL. The company also has a technology center and manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 8400 m2 located in Exton, PA containing research and development, manufacturing and service operations of our FARO Laser Tracker and FARO Cobalt Array Imager product lines. The company’s European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United StatesCanadaMexicoBrazilGermany, the UKFranceSpainItalyPolandTurkeythe NetherlandsSwitzerlandIndiaChinaMalaysiaThailandSouth KoreaJapan, and Australia.

More information is available at www.faro.com.

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