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FARO Zone 3D

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Release Notes for FARO Zone 3D

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Overview

This article lists the Release Notes for each version of FARO Zone 3D Software to date. The current version release notes are displayed at the top of the article. Previous revisions are contained in expanding sections below.

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FARO Zone 3D 2021.2.0301 Release Notes – March 2021

Updates

  • 2021.2 Is a refactoring and bug fix release (no “new” features)

Bug Fixes

  • FZ3-6864 Layer Mgr - Move objects to another layer not Undoable
  • FZ3-7082 Image Scale - drag extend grip whacks out
  • FZ3-7361 Misc. UI Refactoring HUDs and tools
  • FZ3-7491 Optimization for loading large imported ScanPlan images
  • FZ3-7510 Road show surface toggle not being save
  • FZ3-7489 2D Vehicles, add Square Generic Solid and Dashed for PHX
  • FZ3-7514 Start Page Translations
  • FZ3-7607 Update FARO Academy link – goes to learn.faro.com
  • FZ3-7634 Preferences (F5) - crash if backup path doesn't exist
  • FZ3-7585 Circle - 2D - Fill option
  • FZ3-7592 2D Help Ribbon - update like 3D
  • FZ3-7233 Virtual Survey – can’t change point size while in virtual survey
  • FZ3-7573 Pembroke PD – file name lock Admin setting
  • FZ3-7594 Mag window open, very slow with tiff image
  • FZ3-7626 EDR: KEP with infinite acceleration?
  • FZ3-7627 EDR: KEP rotation issue
  • FZ3-7584 Witness View - crash adjust FOV outside preview
  • FZ3-7649 Momentum tool (In-Line) - Weights mixed up on report, last page
  • FZ3-7649 Momentum tool (In-Line) - Not including passenger weights in calculations
  • FZ3-7664 VR - fire not working
  • FZ3-7661 VR framerate issue (too low)

 

FARO Zone 3D 2021.1.0119 Release Notes – January 2021

Updates

  • Pick List System
    • Pop up list of “found” objects under the cursor if multiple objects. If you selected the wrong object you can pick the correct object from the list.
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  • View Angle (Animation Camera)
    • The view angle of the camera can be adjusted to match a real-world camera field of view.
    • Select the Animation camera to bring up the camera properties panel.
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  • Help/Search System
    • Search bar is dual purpose to find help in FARO Assist and the online Help manual.
    • The search bar replaces the FARO Assist and Help (?) buttons.
    • Clicking in the Search Bar without entering a key word will bring up the links to FARO Assist the Help Manual.
    • If a key word is entered the FARO Assist links will be populated in the list. If you click on the Help Manual link the keyword will be thrown into the Help Manual search automatically.
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  • 2D Symbols Dashed Outline Feature
    • Option to convert lines in a 2D symbol solid to dashed.
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Bug Fixes

  • FZ3-7477 Curve - shift issue - Showed up when using Z-Code in CDT
  • FZ3-7474 Zone2g: drawings without Scene Point Cloud all named "test1" in Zone2go Viewer
  • FZ3-7459 Zone2g: Zone 2go Workflow movie/PDF link error
  • FZ3-7471 Layer Mgr - missing model instead of bad extents
  • FZ3-7469 Damage Form - Reverse Checkbox - Move over to CDT Properties and rename to "Reverse Point Order"
  • FZ3-7465 North Arrows - put NorthArrow7 back and fix z-issues
  • FZ3-7462 Skinned Model - Don't save un-used motions with model
  • FZ3-7461 Skinned Model - Custom Motion - Not Automatically applying motion
  • FZ3-7460 Backups - add keep last versions - rework Preferences UI
  • FZ3-7457 .obj export issue: texture turned black
  • FZ3-7456 Point Cloud Import from raw .fls folders
  • FZ3-7450 Snaps - Grid snap not working properly
  • FZ3-7446 Witness tool crash at loading
  • FZ3-7438 Point Cloud point size save/load issue
  • FZ3-7437 Crosswalk PBR UI update
  • FZ3-7414 Chain link missing Post PBR setting
  • FZ3-7413 Curb PBR UI update
  • FZ3-7412 Hang up - change snap grid to point ( . ) value ex. .5 ft
  • FZ3-7408 Symbol color PBR issues - loses 'Normal" material NOT PBR
  • FZ3-7406 Save fzproj to .far needs to embed assets
  • FZ3-7404 Project should not allow user to save another project in same folder (can't have nested projects)
  • FZ3-7403 Open Project - check for Assets folder and warn if not found
  • FZ3-7402 Place Google map, add terrain, place point cloud, zero elev. Spinner won't stop
  • FZ3-7400 Dimension Angle: add Custom Text option (see Dimension Line)
  • FZ3-7399 Error Logs - Not saving to the documents folder
  • FZ3-7397 Remove selection "Hand" icon from Animation Camera manager in Viewer - crashes program if clicked
  • FZ3-7396 CDT - Virtual Survey workflow update
  • FZ3-7394 Animation - 2D - not refreshing scene after animation ends
  • FZ3-7393 Animation - Throwing an error while attempting to record in 2D
  • FZ3-7390 Rectangle - 2D - Remove chamfers in 2D
  • FZ3-7389 Rectangle - Grips in 2D should be in the middle of border like 3D
  • FZ3-7385 Trajectory Report -don't show Protractors if turned off
  • FZ3-7383 Fire Templates - bloom adjustments
  • FZ3-7382 Bullet Marker - created trajectories not deleting on New Scene. Not making individual copies
  • FZ3-7380 GPS ref marker when selected doesn't have HUD - use GPS ScanPlan as example
  • FZ3-7379 Layer Mgr - turn on sublayer should force hidden parent layer on
  • FZ3-7377 Animation - turn off Mag Window, don't allow 2D click
  • FZ3-7375 Bullet Trajectory - Reverse button not working correctly while attached
  • FZ3-7374 Layer Report - Zoom Full each layer page - better zoom control of individual pages
  • FZ3-7372 Click on 2D button during Animation recording crashes
  • FZ3-7369 Animation Bullet - Trying and failing to play a sound
  • FZ3-7368 Parking Stalls - Not rendering in 2D if PBR
  • FZ3-7367 Structure - Door and Window - Undo - Holes not showing in parent wall
  • FZ3-7366 Light Manager - Not allowing draw
  • FZ3-7357 CDT format x,y,z but labels change to easting, northing, elev
  • FZ3-7351 Add Left/Right lane does not take on the line color - seems to be white always
  • FZ3-7344 Layer - Delete object asks twice if you want to delete it. From garbage can
  • FZ3-7340 arc- geometry normals
  • FZ3-7339 arc- PBR UI
  • FZ3-7333 Text Label - Leader thickness when flat doesn't work
  • FZ3-7317 Snaps - Terrain snaps need a better Icon
  • FZ3-7312 Models - UI PBR - Need option to turn off all pbr
  • FZ3-7307 Sign Maker - Drawn Symbol - Saved thumbnail is low quality
  • FZ3-7300 Point Cloud - Msg Describing process and limitations of registering Point Cloud Data
  • FZ3-7292 Get rid of project folder setup for tiled images - can go straight to Proj Save dlg
  • FZ3-7280 Animation Path - Damage not showing on KEPs
  • FZ3-7279 Chain-link - Fix texture coordinate on fence
  • FZ3-7278 Layer Report - Add progress bar
  • FZ3-7264 Models - With Symbols - Have grip issues in 2D
  • FZ3-7088 Witness preview error in Zone2go and Total View
  • FZ3-7053 Elevate a sublayer to main layer option

FARO Zone 3D 2021.0.1204 Release Notes – December 2021

Updates

Welcome to the latest and greatest release of FARO Zone 3D. Moving forward the Help Manual will be updated with new release features soon after they’re released. Find the Help Manual on the Quick Bar “?” or on the Help ribbon.
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Quick List of Latest Features

  • Point Cloud Advanced Tools
    • One Step Registration
    • Merge and Align Point Clouds
    • Generic to lsproj Convert
  • Layer Report
  • File Project Save System and Open/Save Dialog
  • PBR (Advanced Materials)
  • Water and Grass Surfaces
  • Weather Updates
  • Advanced Light and Shadows
  • Advanced Lighting
  • Zone2go
  • Bullet Marker System
  • Roof Tool
  • Blood Spatter Castoff
  • Vehicle Database Tool Updates;
    • “Expert AutoStats” Data Option
    • Contoured vehicle outlines option
  • New Bodies and Body Import Tool
  • Road Tool Updates
  • Vector Signs

For more detail on some of the latest features look at the 2021 Feature Review Docs. https://bit.ly/2VwkPGp

FARO Zone 3D 2020 and Earlier Release Notes

Refer to the link below for FARO Zone 3D version history information.

Version History