LAKE MARY, Fla. – Faro Technologies announced this week the release of Scene 5.0, the latest in the company’s line of point cloud capture processing software for the Focus3D. Among the added features is the ability for Scene users to view their scans in true stereoscopic 3D. Automatic fine registration has also been added, which “eliminates the need for artificial targets in many cases when piecing together multiple scans,” and there is a new Project Database that enables “enhanced levels of networking between users.”
SPAR covered many details of the release in our coverage of Faro’s recent 3D Documentation conference. At the time, Bernd Becker, FARO director of marketing and product managment for laser scanning and co-founder of original scanner-maker iQvolution, likened the new 5.0 release to the Apple iOS platform, whereby other software manufacturers will be able to bolt on apps to increase Scene’s utility. He also noted that 5.0 is e57 compliant, meaning it reads laser scan data that is exported using the still relatively new e2807 ASTM standard specification for 3D imaging data exchange, v1.0, which was developed by ASTM’s e57 committee.