Join Dustin Manning for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the scanner interface, part of Learning FARO: Laser Scanning.
- The interface for the scanner is pretty simple and user friendly. Let's first take a look at the parameters. Profiles are basically templates for all the settings on the Scan Parameters page. Resolution will determine our point spacing, and Quality will determine how much filtering the data goes through. Next we can change our field of view, so if we don't want to use the entire range of the scanner we can limit it to a smaller area. Sensors, here we can determine whether or not we want to use the onboard GPS or the compass.
If we're going to use photography, we need to tell the scanner how to meter the light, and then a number of other settings. Down at the bottom once we've made all of our settings, we get an approximation for the scan duration, an approximate file size, and then how many millions of points we'll have. Going back to home, the next button is View Scans. Any scans that are located on the SD card in the scanner can be previewed in low resolution. So if we click this first one here, we can start to get an idea of whether or not our scan was placed well.
The area of interest, or the object of interest needs to be located in these scans so we can check behind ourselves. Back to Home, Manage is where we set up our projects and profiles and the different users for the scanner. Once everything's set we simply need to go to the green button and click Start Scan.
- Adjusting scanner settings
- Outdoor scanning
- Indoor scanning
- Importing scans
- Manually marking objects
- Exporting projects