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Minimum System Requirements*

  • CPU: Dual-core CPU
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Graphics cards: Hardware-accelerated, professional OpenGL graphics card (such as a NVIDIA Quadro series card) equipped with 1 GB of memory
  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, Professional Edition
  • Input device: Two-button mouse with wheel

* These requirements are adequate if you are planning to use single-point probing devices and your CAD model file sizes are smaller than 50 MB.

Recommended System Requirements*

  • CPU: Quad-core CPU
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro series graphics card equipped with 2 GB of memory
  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 7 or 8.1, Professional Edition
  • Input device: Two-button mouse with wheel

* This configuration covers a broad range of applications by offering the performance required when importing larger CAD models or laser scanning large parts with high resolution. If you have doubts about the best system configuration for your type of application, contact our technical support team.

Available Single-Point Measuring Device Plug-ins

  • Articulated arms: Cimcore, Faro, Garda, Hexagon, Kreon, Nikon, Romer
  • Handheld, optically tracked devices: Aicon, Creaform, Geodetic, Metronor, Nikon, NDI, Steinbichler
  • Laser trackers: API, Faro, Leica
  • Manual CMMs: I++, Deva, MZ1060, Renishaw, Samsoft
  • Theodolites: Leica TDRA6000

Available Point Cloud Digitising Device Plug-ins

  • Creaform VXscan
  • Faro 3D Imager
  • Faro Laser Line Probe
  • Hexagon PC-DMIS Scanning
  • KREON Scanner
  • Konica Minolta RANGE7
  • Laser Design Surveyor Scanner
  • Leica T-Scan
  • NDI Scan TRAK
  • Nikon Metrology Laser Radar
  • Nikon Metrology Scanner
  • Perceptron ScanWorks Scanning
  • Perceptron ScanWorks xyz Scanning
  • Romer Absolute Arm Scanning Peripheral
  • Steinbichler L-Scan
  • Steinbichler Probe Scanner
  • Steinbichler T-Scan CS
  • Steinbichler T-Scan/Optotrak

Supported Point Cloud File Formats

Planar Grids/Meshes

  • 3D Scanners
  • Breuckmann
  • CogniTens
  • Cyberware
  • Genex
  • GOM
  • Holovision
  • Hymarc
  • InnovMetric’s PIF
  • Konica Minolta
  • Kreon
  • nub3d
  • Opton
  • ShapeGrabber
  • Solutionix
  • Steinbichler
  • ViALUX
  • Voxelan

Unorganised Point Clouds

  • Text
  • IGES
  • LAS

 Line Scans

  • 3D Scanners
  • InnovMetric’s PSL
  • Kreon
  • Leica
  • Metronic
  • Perceptron
  • Steinbichler

Spherical Grids

  • 3rd Tech
  • Faro
  • iQvolution
  • Leica
  • Mensi
  • Optech
  • Riegl
  • Surphaser
  • Topcon
  • Z+F

Supported CAD File Formats

  • CATIA V6, V5, and V4
  • NX (UG)
  • Creo (Pro/E)
  • Inventor
  • SolidWorks
  • ACIS
  • IGES
  • JT
  • Parasolid
  • STEP
  • VDA-FS

Supported Polygonal Model File Formats

  • DXF (write-only)
  • JT
  • Nastran
  • OBJ
  • PLY
  • POL (InnovMetric’s binary format )
  • STL (ASCII and binary)
  • VRML 2.0

Supported Languages

  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Is it possible to zoom on a particular area in the 3D scene using the mouse wheel?

Yes. Hold the SHIFT key while you roll with the mouse wheel and the zoom will be performed at the pointer position.

I have problems displaying graphical information and the mouse operations do not seem to work as expected. What should I do?

The problem is very likely related to the video card setup. Make sure that the latest driver for the card is installed on the computer, reduce or disable the card’s hardware acceleration, and make sure the “Enable write combining” item is not set.



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