Skip to main content
                     
As-Built As-Built - Revit As-Built - AutoCAD VirtuSurv - VirtuSurv 2018 As-Built - Modeler VirtuSurv - VirtuSurv 2019          
BuildIT BuildIT - Projector BuildIT - Construction BuildIT - Metrology              
CAM2 CAM2 - SmartInspect CAM2 - 2018 CAM2 - Measure 10 CAM2 - Measure Q CAM2 - Measure X CAM2 - Measure 3/4 CAM2 - AnthroCAM CAM2 - 2019    
Cobalt 3D Imager 3D Imager - Cobalt                  
Computers Computers - All Computers                  
FARO Aras 360 & CAD Zone FARO CAD Zone - Fire & Insurance FARO CAD Zone - Crime & Crash FARO CAD Zone - CZ Point Cloud FARO CAD Zone - First Look Pro FARO 360 - Reality FARO 360 - HD FARO 360 - Blitz FARO 360 - Genius    
FARO Zone FARO Zone - 2D FARO Zone 3D - 2018 FARO Zone 3D - 2019              
FaroArm/ScanArm FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum S FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum M FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum E FaroArm/ScanArm - Edge FaroArm/ScanArm - Fusion FaroArm/ScanArm - Prime FaroArm/ScanArm - Platinum FaroArm/ScanArm - Legacy Quantum FaroArm/ScanArm - Titanium FaroArm/ScanArm - Advantage
FaroArm/ScanArm FaroArm/ScanArm - Digital Template                  
Gage Gage - Bluetooth Gage - Plus Gage - Standard Gage - Power            
Hand Held Scanner 2D Hand Held Scanner - ScanPlan 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D X 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D Objects            
Language Quality HT MT AT NT INT - Internal          
Languages Language - English Language - Japanese Language - German Language - Chinese Language - Spanish Language - Italian Language - Portuguese Language - French    
Laser Projector RayTracer - RayTracer Laser Projector - Tracer M Laser Projector - Tracer SI              
Laser Radar Imaging Laser Radar - VectorRI                  
Laser Scanner 3D Laser Scanner - Focus S 3D Laser Scanner - Focus M 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X HDR 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D S 3D Laser Scanner - Photon      
Laser Tracker Laser Tracker - Vantage Laser Tracker - ION Laser Tracker - Vantage S Laser Tracker - Si Laser Tracker - X Laser Tracker - Xi Laser Tracker - Vantage E Laser Tracker - Vantage S6 Laser Tracker - Vantage E6  
Legacy Software Legacy Software - CAM2 Gage Legacy Software - Gage Software Legacy Software - Insight              
Photonics Scan Head - Digi-Cube Scan Head - Xtreme Scan Head - 3D-Contour Scan Head - 3D-Ultralight Scan Head - 3D-XB Controller - LEC Series Controller - Maestro 3000 Nutfield - Nutfield Hardware Nutfield - Nutfield Software Scan Head - Blink Focuser
Photonics WinLase - Pro WinLase - LAN WinLase - 6              
PointSense PointSense - Basic PointSense - Pro PointSense - Building PointSense - Plant PointSense - Heritage PointSense - Revit CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Building CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Archeology CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Interior CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Basic
PointSense CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Pro CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Ultimate CAD Plugin - DisToPlan CAD Plugin - MonuMap CAD Plugin - hylasFM CAD Plugin - VirtuSurv      
RevEng RevEng - RevEng                  
ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.0 ScanArm - Design ScanArm ScanArm - Forensic ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.5C            
SCENE SCENE - Capture and Process SCENE - WebShare Server and 2Go SCENE - WebShare Cloud SCENE - WebShare 2Go App SCENE - 2018 SCENE - 7.x SCENE - 6.x SCENE - 5.x SCENE - 4.x SCENE - LT
SCENE SCENE - 2019                  
Serial FaroArm Serial FaroArm - Silver Serial FaroArm - Gold Serial FaroArm - Bronze              
Structured Light Scanners Cobalt Design - M Cobalt Design - S Cobalt Design - Dual              
Visual Inspect Visual Inspect - App Visual Inspect - CAD Translator                

SCENE

2019

2018

7.x

6.x

3D Laser Scanner

Focus S

Focus M

Focus3D

Focus3D X

Focus3D X HDR

Focus3D S

FARO® Knowledge Base

Software Developers Kit (SDK) for the Laser Scanner

 FocusSME.jpg

Overview

The FARO® Laser Scanner and SCENE have a Software Developers Kit (SDK) and Applications Programmer's Interfaces (API) that enable application engineers to create custom programs to control the scanner and read, write, and change SCENE files. The SDK and APIs are available in a zip file for those approved to receive the toolkits.

  • LS SDK - This SDK enables software developers to create applications that open SCENE data files in third-party software, such as AutoDesk Recap. It is not intended for creating applications that extend functionality to control the FARO® Laser Scanner Focus or read scans into custom or proprietary software. This SDK is available in the developer zip file and is also available for separate download.  Download it here.
  • LS SDK_DEV - This SDK extends the functionality of SCENE and allows programs to control the laser scanner. The SDK is backwardly compatible, maintaining existing function and libraries when new functions and libraries are added. This ensures programs written for Legacy scanner models continue to function as expected. 
  • SDK Developer Manual -  This manual shows software developers how to install, license, and use FARO Laser Scanner (LS) COM interfaces to build custom software. The manual is available in the zip file and is also available for separate download.  Download it here.

    WARNING: LS SDK and LS SDK_DEV are still currently valid, but they will not be developed further and will be discontinued in the future. Developers should use the SCENE Standalone API or SCENE App API for further development.
     
  • SCENE Standalone API - This API is used to create standalone applications to extend the functionality of SCENE and control the laser scanner and is the recommended development tool.
  • SCENE App API - This API is used to write small applications that run inside SCENE and extend its functionality.

Getting the SDK-API Files

To get the SDK and API files, contact your regional FARO Support. The Agent will help you fill out the non-disclosure form and submit it for approval to FARO product management. If the project is approved, an Agent will send the link to the zip file containing the files listed previously and API documentation information. 

Getting Technical Support for the SDK-API

To get support for the SDK or API, contact FARO Support Europe. Please be advised that those requesting support should be experienced in application development and understand how to work with functions, libraries, and data structures. 

Note: Due to a new revision of FARO FocusS and FocusM scanners, we will introduce a new file format starting in March 2019.
FARO SCENE SDK versions released prior to 2019.0.0.1457 cannot import scans produced using FARO FocusS and FocusM scanners (revision B, distributed after March 2019) with firmware version 6.4.0 or higher.

Supported Programming Languages

  • Visual Basic
  • C# for .NET-- You can use .NET Visual Basic to access the C# SDK
  • C++ for Visual Studio 2008
  • Windows C++

Supported Operating Systems

  • 64-bit—Microsoft Windows 7, 8.x, and 10

Note: Linux is not supported.