By default, Pointing Compensation is performed by measuring 6 points at varying distances with the greatest distance being 10 meters from the tracker. Testing by FARO has determined that by measuring 6 of points over 10 meters provides very high accuracy over the entire measurement volume the tracker.
If your measurement environment is not large enough to perform the Pointing Compensation over the default 10 meters, the maximum distance can be changed to allow you to compensate the tracker in your environment.
Caution: Changing the default setting of CompIT can degrade accuracy if too short a distance is used or too few points.
Changing the Maximum Pointing Compensation Distance
- Open CompIT from the Device Center.
- Select Customize.
- Select the Pointing Compensation tab.
- Change the Compensation type from Standard to Custom.
- Change the Maximum Range to the maximum available distance you have available. This distance must be greater than 3 meters and must be less than 35 meters.
- Set the desired number of targets or points to be measured during the compensation. The minimum number of points allowed is 3 and maximum allowed is 20. FARO recommends using 5 or 6 target points.
- Press the OK button.
- You will receive a prompt verifying that you would like to use non-default settings. After clicking Yes, you will receive a confirmation that the modified Pointing Compensation settings have been applied to the current session of CompIT.
- You can then choose to save these current settings. If you select Yes, the settings can be recalled by clicking Load Saved Settings on the Customize screen or by opening CompIT and changing options available on the General tab.
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