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Install and Run FARO CAM2 and SCENE Software

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Quick Steps

Here is all you have to do. Click the links to see details.

  1. Install using your native language.
  2. Run the software in one of these ways.

Overview

It is quick and easy to install FARO® software. You can even install using your native language. The installation process is the same if this is the first time you are installing FARO software or if you are upgrading an existing installation.

Prepare

Please review this table before you begin to ensure your success.

Time to Complete 20 minutes
Skills Needed
  • Knowledge of Windows at the operating system level
  • General computer skills
Prerequisites
  • Internet connection
    Contact FARO Support if you do not have an internet connection
  • Computer you use with FARO software
  • Download for the FARO software you want to install
  • A valid software warranty and product/license key
Supported Software
  • FARO® CAM2® Q 1.5 and later
  • FARO® CAM2® Measure 10
  • FARO® CAM2® SmartInspect
  • FARO® CAM2® Gage 2.0 and later
  • FARO® SCENE 5.1 and later
  • FARO® SCENE Capture and Process

Video

In this 12-minute video, Si Horton, FARO Application Engineer, helps you install SCENE and its software development kit (SDK), check the graphics card, and set initial options. By doing this, you ensure you can quickly get started with your 3D documentation project. You can use the links in this article to step through the installation and upgrade workflow, as well as the workflow to check the graphics card. The SCENE manual can help you with setting the options Si suggests. 

Install the Software

Installing new FARO software does not remove or replace existing FARO software. Different versions of the same FARO software can run on the same computer without interfering with each other. If you prefer to completely uninstall a previous version of the software before installing a new one, click here and follow the instructions.

  1. In the folder where you saved the downloaded software, double-click the FARO software .exe file. The Language dialog box appears.
    CAM2 Measure Language Selection Dialog Box   
    Caption: CAM2 Measure 10 and SCENE Language Selection Windows Respectively

  2. Drop down the language list and select the language that matches your computer's operating system. English is the default.
  3. Click OK and follow the prompts to install the software. The installation application puts a FARO software icon on your desktop.
  4. Run the software to continue.

Run as a Trial Without a Key

If you want to familiarize yourself with FARO software before making a purchase, take advantage of the full-featured trial. Trials run for 30 to 90 days, depending on which software you are installing.

For CAM2 Software

  1. On your desktop, double-click the CAM2 Software icon CAM2 Measure 10 Icon on your desktop to run the software.
  2. When the Product Key window appears, click the Start Trial button.
    Product Key Windows for All CAM2 Software
  3. After 90 days, the software will not run. Contact FARO sales to purchase the software and choose a warranty option.

For SCENE

  1. On your desktop, double-click the SCENE Software icon  on your desktop.
  2. SCENE automatically runs as a 30 day trial. When the trial window appears, click OK.
  3. After 30 days, the software will not run. Contact FARO sales to purchase the software and choose a warranty option.

Run as a First-Time Installation With a Key

After you purchase FARO software, you receive product/license key. Make your life easier by keeping a list of product/license keys and correlate them with FARO software names, the related warranty IDs, and the computer IDs or names. This list helps you when it is time to renew your warranties.

When purchase FARO software, you chose to receive the key as either a dongle or a key you enter. Follow these instructions depending on how you chose to receive the key.

For CAM2 and SCENE Software With a Dongle

  1. Insert it the dongle snugly into the computer's USB port.
  2. Double-click the FARO Software icon to open and run the software.You are done!

CAUTION: If you insert the dongle after you try to run the software, the software will not recognize the key. To correct this, exit the software and reopen it.

For CAM2 Software With a Product Key

  1. On your desktop, double-click the CAM2 Software icon CAM2 Measure 10 Icon to run the software.
  2. When the Product Key window appears, in the Enter Product Key field, enter the product key.
    Product Key Windows for All CAM2 Software
  3. Click OK and you are done!

For SCENE With a Numeric Key

  1. On your desktop, double-click the SCENE Software icon  to run the software. License error message 35858 appears.
    SCENE License Error 1
  2. Click OK.The License Manager window appears. If the License Manager does not appear, on the menu bar, go to Help > Licensing.
  3. Click the Add Product Key button. The Product Activation window appears.
    SCENE Product Activation Window
  4. Select the Automatic Activation tab to activate the product key over the Internet.
  5. In the Product Key field, enter the key and click Activate. You are done!

Run as an Upgrade of an Existing Installation

When you are upgrading an already existing installation of FARO software, the status of your warranty determines what happens when you run the software.

For CAM 2 Software

If you use a dongle, insert it snugly into the computer's USB port before you proceed.
CAUTION: If you insert the dongle after you try to run the software, the software will not recognize the key. To correct this, exit the software and reopen it.

  1. On your desktop, double-click the CAM2 Software icon CAM2 Measure 10 Icon to run the software. Either the software runs correctly or the Product Key window appears.

For SCENE
If you use a dongle, insert it snugly into the computer's USB port before you proceed.
CAUTION: If you insert the dongle after you try to run the software, the software will not recognize the key. To correct this, exit the software and reopen it.

  1. On your desktop, double-click the SCENE Software icon  to run the software. Either the software runs correctly or license error message 35858 appears.