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FARO® Knowledge Base

Computer System Requirements for SCENE

FARO SCENE Screen and Box

Overview

Processing, visualizing, and storing laser scanner and point cloud data is intensive work for all computer components when running SCENE. The more 3D stereographic rendering you do, the more processing and graphics display power, internal memory,and storage space you will need to work efficiently. SCENE system requirements ranging from minimal to maximal appear in many documents about SCENE.  

The purpose of this article to unify all the ranging requirements into one comprehensive set to provide guidance when selecting a computer to run SCENE.Ultimately, if you plan to use 3D stereographic rendering and virtual reality features, you will need the Recommended system described below. 

Before you install the latest version of SCENE, check that your system meets the minimum system requirements. Refer to the table below for minimum and recommended requirements.

System Requirements  

Hardware Minimum* Recommended
Accessories Mouse with two buttons and a scroll wheel 3D Connexion Space Mouse with latest drivers (setting described in the User Manual)
Network card is required for licensing SCENE 
Dedicated Graphics Card OpenGL 4.1 or higher, at least 4 GB memory

For VR rendering and Viewing:
NVIDIA 1060GTX or similar
Open GL 4.1, at least 16 GB memory

For Stereoscopic Rendering and Viewing:
NVIDIA Quadro

For VR Rendering and Viewing:
NVIDIA 1080GTX or similar
Hard Disk 512 GB Solid State Drive 1 TB Solid State Drive + Regular HDD
Internet Connection SCENE licensing and sharing scan data with colleagues require an internet connection.  
Main Memory At least 32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or higher (64-bit) Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor Quad-core, with at least 2-GHz (for example, Intel Core i7) 8 physical cores (for example, Intel Core i7, Core i9 or Xeon)

 

Video Screen

1366 x 768 1920 x 1080
VR Rendering

3D headset: Oculus Rift or HTC Vive with Touch Controllers
SteamVR

3D headset: Oculus Rift or HTC Vive with Touch Controllers
SteamVR


Earlier Versions

To download system requirements for earlier versions of SCENE, click one of these links.

Date Version Download
Aug 2018 2018
Nov 2017 7.1
July 2017 7.0
Oct 2016 6.2
Aug 2016 6.1
April 2016 6.0
Sept 2015 5.5.x

 

See Also

 

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