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USB Driver for the FaroArm, ScanArm, and Gage

FaroArm Edge   Laser Line Probe HD   FARO Gage  

Quick Steps

Here is all you have to do.

  1. Choose which driver to download based on your situation.
    Situation Click one of these links to download
    NOT using third-party hardware or software with your FaroArm®, FARO® Laser ScanArm®, or FARO® Gage Online edition of the latest driver, version 5.8.5.2
    Release Date: November 2016
    USING third-party hardware or software with your FaroArm, ScanArm, or Gage As recommended by the third-party vendor, the latest or an earlier driver version

    NO internet access on the computer you use with your FaroArm, ScanArm, or Gage
    Offline edition of the latest version. This edition can only be installed on computers with Microsoft  Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.x operating systems..
  2. Review the download instructions.
  3. Download the What's New file to learn what has changed in the latest version.
  4. Go to How can I upgrade the FaroArm USB driver to uninstall the existing driver and install the new one.

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In this 4-minute YouTube video, see how the new on-board operating system makes the FARO Edge your personal measurement assistant, allowing you to perform onsite inspection without the need of a computer.

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Overview

Your FaroArm, ScanArm, or Gage works best when it uses the latest driver. New drivers include bug fixes and features that can make it easier to get your job done quickly. This article shows you how to download the latest or earlier drivers.

After receiving your FaroArm or Gage back from factory servicing or recalibration, plan to download and install the latest driver BEFORE you use the device. As stated in your FARO license, the factory provides the most recent hardware improvements when servicing your device, so using the latest driver may be required.

CAUTION: If you use software or hardware from a third-party vendor who makes FARO compatible products, check to be sure the vendor's product is compatible with the latest USB FaroArm driver BEFORE you change the driver. If you are using the vendor recommended driver, do not change it. If you are not using the recommended driver and the vendor's product is not compatible with the latest USB FaroArm driver, see the earlier drivers list in this article to find the driver the vendor recommends. When you send your FaroArm in for factory servicing, check with the vendor to find out which driver is compatible with their product. If the latest driver is not compatible, tell the Support Agent when you arrange to send in your FaroArm so that service technicians do not upgrade the driver..      

Prepare

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

Time to Complete 15 minutes
Skills Needed
  • Knowledge of Windows at the operating system level
  • General computer skills
Prerequisites
  • Internet connection
  • Computer you use with the FaroArm or Gage
  • Storage media for saving files, such as a flash drive
Compatibility Click here for details about which versions of Microsoft Windows supports different driver versions and computer processors.
Supported Software
  • FaroArm and ScanArm--FARO® CAM2® Measure
  • Gage--FARO® CAM2® SmartInspect
Supported Hardware
  • FaroArm--FARO® Edge, FARO® Arm Fusion, FARO® Arm Prime, Platinum, Quantum, Titanium, Advantage, Digital Template
  • ScanArm Edge or Design ScanArm with FARO® Laser Line Probe (LLP)--HD, ES, V3
  • Gage--Gage Bluetooth, Gage Plus, Gage Standard, Power Gage

Production Status

This table shows you which FaroArm and ScanArm or LLP models are currently in production and which are considered to be in Legacy. FARO supports Legacy hardware for the length of time stated in your license agreement. If you have a legacy FaroArm, ScanArm, or LLP and would like to learn about the ease-of-use features of the latest products, click here.

Production Status FaroArm Models
In Production Now FARO Edge, ScanArm Edge, ScanArm Design, LLP HD, LLP (V6), ES LLP (V5)
FARO Prime
FARO Fusion
V3 LLP
FARO Gage Bluetooth
Legacy
Discontinue Date: 06/2011 Platinum
Discontinue Date: 03/2011 Quantum
Discontinue Date: 11/2007 Titanium
Discontinue Date: 01/2007 Advantage
Discontinue Date: 12/2006 Digital Template
Discontinue Date: 12/2013 Edge LLP (V4)
Discontinue Date: 06/2011 V2 LLP
Discontinue Date: 05/2005 V1 LLP
Discontinue Date: 08/2011 Gage Plus
Discontinue Date: 06/2011 Gage Standard
Discontinue Date: 01/2011 Power Gage

Download and Save the USB FaroArm Driver

  1. Click a download link for the latest or earlier driver as needed. A window appears showing the file name of the driver you want to download.
    FaroArm Driver Download Window
  2. Click Save File. The download begins. It may take several minutes to complete the download. Do not close your browser or shut off your computer while the download is in progress. When the download is complete, the driver.exe file appears in your browser's download folder.
    FaroArm Driver Install .exe File
  3. Copy the driver.exe file to a safe location on your computer's hard drive. Write down the location so you can refer to it later.
  4. To continue, go to How can I upgrade the FaroArm USB driver? to uninstall the existing driver and install the latest one.

Earlier Drivers

There are times when it may be best to use an earlier version of the FaroArm USB driver. Here are some examples.

  • When you use software or hardware from third-party vendors who makes FARO compatible products. These vendors may not change their products at the same time FARO does. To remain compatible, you may need to use an earlier driver. Contact the third-party vendor for details about which FaroArm driver is compatible with their products.
  • When the configuration of your FaroArm is stable and you have not recently received factory maintenance or recalibration.
  • When a FARO Support Agent asks you to use an earlier driver version.

Here is all you have to do.

  1. In this table, click a link to download the version of the driver that is recommended by your third-party vendor or is best for you.
  2. Download the What's New file to learn what has changed in each version.
  3. Go to How can I upgrade the FaroArm USB driver to uninstall the existing driver and install the new one.
Date Version Processor
03/2016 5.8.4.5 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
02/2015 5.8.3.2 64- & 32-bit
12/2014 5.8.2.2 64- & 32-bit
09/2014 5.8.1.3 64- & 32 bit
05/2014 5.7.11.1 64- & 32-bit
12/2013 5.7.10.5 64- & 32-bit
09/2013 5.7.9.14 64- & 32-bit
07/2012 5.7.7.8 64-bit
32-bit
04/2012 5.7.6.3 64-bit
32-bit
08/2011 5.7.5.34 64-bit
32-bit
05/2011 5.7.5.22 64-bit
32-bit
02/2011 5.6.6.2 64-bit
32-bit
04/2010 5.6.5.3 64-bit
32-bit
09/2009 5.6.4.3 64-bit
32-bit