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Metrology

FARO® Knowledge Base

Direct Scan to BuildIT Metrology using the Focus Laser Scanner

ScanFocus-1.pngObjective:

Using BuildIT Metrology to scan with the FARO® Focus Laser Scanner.

You’ll learn:

  • A simple workflow for scanning directly into BuildIT Metrology with a FARO Focus.

Connect to the Focus

  • A FocusS Laser Scanner will be used for this exercise.
    • Turn the scanner on.
    • Ensure that the remote access to scans is enabled on the scanner.
      • Manage > General Settings > Remote Access to Scans.
    • Using Windows, connect to the scanner’s Wifi network. The default password will be 0123456789, which can be customized in the settings of the scanner.
      ScanFocus-2.png

Scan Using FARO Focus

  • Settings for the scanner must be configured on the scanner itself. These include project name, resolution, quality, and color. Be sure that you have selected the proper settings prior to using the BuildIT Metrology commands discussed below.
  • To scan with the Focus Laser Scanner, click on Automate in the main menu and then select FARO Focus > Scan using FARO Focus.
    ScanUsingFocusMenu.png
    • Place the scanner in the area to scan and ensure that it is level.
    • Select “Scan using FARO Focus
    • Enter the IP for the scanner. With default settings, this should be 192.168.43.1.
    • Select a destination to save the files.
    • Select “Apply”. ApplyIcon.png
    • The software will then trigger the Focus Laser Scanner to scan, retrieve the file, and process it.
      Note: If you receive a "shared folder access error" during this process, please see the following article: Scan using FARO Focus Error with BuildIT Metrology
      ScanFocus-3.png

Recap:

Congratulations, you have completed the Scan with the Focus Laser Scanner module! By now you should have a grasp of how to:

  • A simple workflow for scanning directly into BuildIT Metrology with a FARO Focus.