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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.

Navigating this article:

  • Use the Table of Contents block in the upper right hand of this article to jump to a release.
  • You can expand a version section by clicking the + button
  • To search all versions, click the Expand All Versions button and then use the Ctrl+f search feature in your browser. Sections must be “expanded” to be searched.

 

FARO Zone 3D 2021.6.0616 Release Notes – June 2021

Updates

 

Model – Open Doors (not Animated)

Open a door, hood, or trunk on all models updated to work with this feature.

  1. Select the Model.
  2. Pick “Symbol Parts” from the “Tools” menu.
  3. Click the door (symbol part) with your mouse or select from the parts list.
  4. Use the Part/Group Rotation slider or text box to set the angle of the open door.
    FZ3_2021.6_fig1.jpg
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Model – Open Doors (Animated)

Open a door, hood, or trunk during an animation on all models updated to work with this feature.

  1. Select vehicle model on animation path.
  2. From the “Rotate Parts” section of the “Animation Path KEP” dialog pick the “Part” to modify.
  3. Set the “Start” and “End” angle of the door as it opens during the animation.
  4. Set the “Duration” or time it takes to open the door between KEPs. Set the “Delay” the opening begins from that KEP once the animation begins.
    FZ3_2021.6_fig3.jpg

Model – Create Model from Existing Model Part

Create a separate model from a selected model part. For example – select a door on a vehicle model and turn it into its own individual model.

  1. Select the Model.
  2. Pick “Symbol Parts” from the “Tools” menu.
  3. Click the door (symbol part) with your mouse or select from the parts list.
  4. From the R-Click menu pick, “Save Selected Part as Model”.
  5. Save the part as a model to the Custom Symbols folder.
  6. Once saved the model will attached to your cursor so you can place in the diagram. You can place the part anytime by opening.
    FZ3_2021.6_fig4.jpg

Model – Hide Model Part

Open a door, hood, or trunk on all models updated to work with this feature.

  1. Select the Model.
  2. Pick “Symbol Parts” from the “Tools” menu.
  3. Click the door (symbol part) with your mouse or select from the parts list.
  4. Turn “Hide Part” on.
    FZ3_2021.6_fig5.jpg

Start Page – Release Notes

An overview of the latest release notes has been added to the Start Page.

  1. Click here to get the latest release (if available).
  2. Close the release notes, giving more space for project thumbnails.
  3. Click here to see the full set of release notes.
  4. Clicking on the Release Notes icon will open the Knowledge Base page to the latest release notes if the “What’s New” dialog is showing. If the “What’s New” dialog has been turned OFF then clicking on the “Release Notes” icon will bring it back.
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Print Dialog Rotate

A diagram can be rotated inside the print dialog tool before printing. You have the option to do a quick rotation in 90° increments or entering a specific value.
NOTE: This will not change the actual rotation of the drawing in Zone.
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Area/Polygon Tool with Add Walls Option

A new polygon tool using the Measure Area tool functionality was added with the ability to convert the perimeter to our Wall Structure.

  1. Select the Area/Polygon tool from the rectangle tools menu.
  2. Draw the area.
  3. Click on “Add Walls”
    FZ3_2021.6_fig8.jpg

Zone2go Updates

  • (Simple Annotation
  • Zone2go Menu Options
  • Hide Scans
  • Export High Res Pano Images

Simple Annotation - Add annotations to the Zone 2go project (For example, look for “Fountain” in the Zone 2go browser).
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Zone2go Menu Options – Options have been added to the Zone2go system that gives you control over point cloud scans that are exported with the project and generating high resolution panoramic images. Exporting less scans will save overall project size. High resolution pano images are larger in files size and can be turned off if needed.
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  1. Hide All SCENE project scans - If this option is selected, Zone 2go won’t export any SCENE project scans. Select this option to de-clutter and reduce the size of the Zone 2go project.
  2. Hide Zone 2go Logo - Select this option to hide this Zone 2go logo. Please note that this option only applicable to FZ3 generated 360 Pano views. It won’t impact SCENE scan Pano views, which need this logo to cover the hole at the foot of the scanner.
    FZ3_2021.6_fig12.jpg
  3. Export high resolution 360 Pano images - Select this option for high quality 360 Pano images.
  4. (SCENE project Scan Manager - User now can pick and choose which SCENE scans to export. Just uncheck the Visible boxes.
    FZ3_2021.6_fig13.jpg

Updates and Bug Fixes

UPDATES

  • FZ3-8216    Bumper Movie w Derik
  • FZ3-8215    KEP Manager - close managers when ani paths deselected (1s timer)
  • FZ3-8211    FZ2 - Dimension Override - Checkbox Text control create for Dim Line HUD FZ3-8208    FZ2 review symbols - Hillsbourgh
  • FZ3-8202    KEP Manager - add reverse icon to button - better centering FZ3-8199    KEP Manager - remember form size based on number of KEPs FZ3-8050    CDT - default Axis off. Add CDT Axis button CDT toolbar
  • FZ3-8161    PBR - Refactoring
  • FZ3-8153    Signs - Add sizing grips to 2D FZ3-8152    Signs - Add aspect lock
  • FZ3-8134    KEP Manager - add KEPs and Segment numbers
  • FZ3-8133    KEP Manager - Report & Export CSV needs to work with new KM
  • FZ3-8132    KEP Manager - Add "Use New KEP Manager". Remove events to the old KM FZ3-8142    Symbol - Add ability to set paint color
  • FZ3-8117    Scrollbars added to FZ2
  • FZ3-8116    FARO Logo Branding - Quickbar logo
  • FZ3-8114    ScanPlan: Wall thickness and Room name support
  • FZ3-8107    Area command - copy to Draw menu - option in HUD to generate walls (Scanplan) FZ3-8113    Crash Library dropdown additions
  • FZ3-8089    Performance Tool - Draft Mode FZ3-8068    SVG - Support
  • FZ3-8048    AutoStats and Canadian Vehicle Specs Update FZ3-7939    Z2g: Support SCENE project scans show/hide

FIXES

  • FZ3-8218    CZD multiple island fills
  • FZ3-8201    CZD Dimension auto detect flip FZ3-8194    FZ2 - CZD Island Fills - FAP symbol
  • FZ3-8191    FZ2 - Dimension Overwrite - Creech AFB FZ3-8212    Mark Partain Google Map tiling issues
  • FZ3-8206    Animation UI - Edit Lights - Move to edit options
  • FZ3-8186    KEP Mgr - Enter velocity value converts wrong - enter 5 converts to 3.41 FZ3-8138    KEP Manager - units not applied to grid data
  • FZ3-8203    Grips - Guardrail - Not snapping to terrain
  • FZ3-8200    Layer Mgr - cannot delete a Sublayers and all its objects FZ3-8192    NTSA - Greyscale symbols issue
  • FZ3-8187    Arc Road - meter conversion issues FZ3-8183    DLC - Search Symbols Issue
  • FZ3-8169    Layer Manager - Selecting Item Issue
  • FZ3-8166    EDR: Steering input lost in the last KEP (time 0)? FZ3-8108    EDR Stability Control data lost
  • FZ3-8096    EDR: Yaw rotation reversed for Clockwise Steering
  • FZ3-8165    Models - PBR - Save A3xml - Create model from part - issues with saving out PBR FZ3-8160    Roads - Arc - Can't change the line type
  • FZ3-8139    Street Light symbol "light" not setup anymore FZ3-8137    FZ PBR Singleton format
  • FZ3-8136    Dim1 - Don't trigger Value Changed when number is updated from grips FZ3-8127    KEP Manager - select segment should highlight 2 adjoining rows
  • FZ3-8125    Scrollbars - 4K size different than 2K size (width of bar). FZ3-8124    Area Wall - edit area effects wall - they should be separate FZ3-8119    Scrollbars - Resize ribbon after scrollbars added/removed FZ3-8118    Scrollbars - recalc scale based on canvas extents
  • FZ3-8109    Model Parts - parts angle Slider doesn't update number box and visa versa FZ3-8090    KEP Manager - finish hooking up and test (see subtasks)
  • FZ3-8067    Diagnostic Tool - Save only if object count changes - too slow and unnecessary saves FZ3-8066    Performance Diag tool - model clipped when still on screen
  • FZ3-8065    PBR Legacy Materials
  • FZ3-8062    FZ AMF Define Rotate 'handle' position
  • FZ3-8061    Model - Create model from part - causing issues with paint color FZ3-8060    FZ Primary Shadow- can't turn off properly (individual off)
  • FZ3-8059    FZ PC 360 Panoramic. Down View not rendering point cloud FZ3-8056    CrashTestDummy - Right click on animation path
  • FZ3-8001    Animation - Camera Path - Wait times does not work
  • FZ3-8047    Animation UI - Use Witness POV for ani cam preview icon FZ3-8046    CDT - X and Z Codes connection in CDT
  • FZ3-8045    Ribbon - VR/Enviro Tab - remove VR, new name "Enviro"
  • FZ3-8044    Tiled Image - add to message "requires fzproj" and bring up project dialog FZ3-8043    Ribbon - Bodies Dropdown - Increase Thumbnail size
  • FZ3-8042    Sphere - UI - Texture Options
  • FZ3-8041    Ribbon - Quick bar - Add Panoramic Image Snapshot Option FZ3-8039    Faster HasBloodSpatter and GlobalConvergenceManager FZ3-8035    Roads - FZ2 - Road Arc - Dash space not working
  • FZ3-8032    Report Template - Add option to rotate the print FZ3-8024    Day 5 - Sprint 10
  • FZ3-7973    Performance hit - turn off weather and still update hit (has subtasks) FZ3-7968    Fire refactor
  • FZ3-7963    Layer Report - Don't show GPS references in items
  • FZ3-7953    New Load Project dialog - Make windows open dialog default FZ3-7925    DLC - Library Dropdown - Items not in correct order
  • FZ3-7868    Arc - Add options to transform the arc by a matrix during render FZ3-7517    Draw Lights Tool needs prompts - Press Enter to Finish
  • FZ3-7231    Testing-Create Auto test system for draws - Start
  • FZ3-6602    Sign Save - documents folder with commas OneDrive

FARO Zone 3D 2021.4.0429 Release Notes – April 2021

Updates

 

Door Opening Slider (static model)

  1. After selecting model, click on Symbol Parts
  2. Click on (select) the door, hood, or trunk to open
  3. Use the slider to change the angle of the selected door
    1. Angles can be entered
    2. Reset to put the door back in it’s original (closed) position
      FZ3_2021.4_fig1.jpg

Suspension switch (On/Off) and Spring Adjust)

Create more visual impact by turning on suspension, giving the animation more realistic vehicle body motion (springiness) as it responds to acceleration forces.

NOTE: The suspension system a simplified one, modeled using a single spring system.

  1. Select the vehicle model on an animation path.
  2. Click on “Model Properties” in the properties panel.
  3. Turn the Suspension switch On or Off.
    FZ3_2021.4_fig2.jpg

Suspension settings –

  1. Suspension Factor: An adjustment on the 'strength' of the suspension spring. Higher values result in more "action".
  2. Suspension Recovery: An adjustment on the strength of the recovery of the spring. How strong/fast it goes back to its rest state. Higher value = stronger/faster recovery.
    FZ3_2021.4_fig3.jpg

Updated models (vehicles and FARO equipment models added)

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SCENE Clipping box message when opening

When opening a SCENE point cloud (lsproj) into FARO Zone an option to delete clipping boxes that were setup in SCENE will appear. SCENE clipping boxes can cause unexpected results with Zone clipping boxes.

If you want to use clipping boxes in your scene while in Zone it’s better to use only Zone clipping boxes. Clicking on “Yes” will not delete the boxes from the original lsproj file, only on the loaded point cloud.
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Freeze Fire Mode

Freezing fire can improve performance. This is most notable for bigger fires and more fire instances in the diagram. Fires can be selected individually and frozen. In their normal state, fires are constantly regenerating particles that have their own birth rate and lifespan among many other options.
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Zone2go

Overview Map Limitation:

If the SCENE Point Cloud is too big (overall diagonal length), Zone2go will not be able to generate the Overview Map due to the graphics card memory limitation. When it happens, the user will see this message:
FZ3_2021.4_fig7.jpg

To work around this limitation, add a Point Cloud Clipping box to reduce the Point Cloud size, and export Zone 2go project again. Otherwise, Zone 2go will use the default Overview Map from the SCENE lsproj.

The new Zone2go Logo:
FZ3_2021.4_fig8.jpg

Please note Zone 2go Viewer uses this logo to cover the hole under the 3D Scanner. If the drawing does not have SCENE Point Cloud, Zone 2go won’t show the logo since there is nothing to cover.

.FML file format

What is FML?

It’s a file containing geometric objects that can be imported into Floorplanner.com. Floorplanner is a lightweight online room designer for the real estate and home decorating market. This is an ideal platform for the ScanPlan and FARO Zone data.

NOTE: you can try out Floorplanner at www.floorplanner.com

Why?

There’s opportunity in real estate to use ScanPlan and Zone. Import ScanPlan projects into FZ2, clean up, add geometry (lines, walls, and areas). Export the finished drawing to the .fml format.

FZ3_2021.4_fig9.jpgOverview?

Both Zone 2D/3D products can now export to .fml thru the file menu> Save/Export options. Exported objects include -

  • Area object with label
  • Lines, Polylines
  • Poly Curves
  • Rectangles
  • Arcs
  • Wall structures

NOTE: Wall height is applied to all non-Area objects in Floorplanner.

Workflow -

  1. Scan area with ScanPlan
  2. While scanning, use Room Planner to add rooms for FML export
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    Screen 1 Screen 2

     

  3. Import into FARO Zone
    FZ3_2021.4_fig12.jpg
  4. Export FML file
    FZ3_2021.4_fig13.jpg
  5. Go to floorplanner.com and select the FML file to create a project
    FZ3_2021.4_fig14.jpg
    FZ3_2021.4_fig15.jpg

EDR Stability Control Input

In the past users had two options for entering the vehicle location data. This data determined the position of the vehicle as it traveled.

  1. Steering Input
  2. Yaw Rate

And now, some newer vehicles record Stability Control data in Pre-Crash. See the following table.
FZ3_2021.4_fig16.jpg

In addition to Yaw Rate (deg/sec), user can enter Lateral Acceleration(g) and Longitudinal Acceleration(g) data to get a more precise animation.
FZ3_2021.4_fig17.jpg

The user can choose which type of data to enter from the EDR Options dialog FZ3_2021.4_fig18-icon.jpg.

To apply stability control data select “Use Stability Control Input” in the EDR Options dialog:
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Bug Fixes

  • FZ3-7964    EDR: Reduce the vehicle instances in the Animation Path FZ3-7962    Z2g: Show message if FZ fails to generate Overview map FZ3-7961    Ground Plane - use fast method
  • FZ3-7960    Z2go: Bring back "SCENE 2go" Logo, replace it with "Zone 2go" FZ3-7959    Cabinet - Rotate grip
  • FZ3-7958    Performance Diagnostic Tool - click visibility column to layer state FZ3-7957    Performance Diagnostic Tool - add Memory Use
  • FZ3-7956    Layer Mgr - Show all was not showing sublayers ON in UI FZ3-7955    Layer Mgr - Undo refreshes layer list
  • FZ3-7954    lights/shadows Memory leak FZ3-7951    Intersection UI range check
  • FZ3-7948    Doors and Hoods show Symbol Parts rotation or not rotation FZ3-7936    FZ PBR load from custom location
  • FZ3-7932    DLC - Download Entire Library Option
  • FZ3-7925    DLC - Library Dropdown - Items not in correct order FZ3-7923    Label - When you change the text it adds a roll of 90 FZ3-7920    AMF- Ability to define tires.
  • FZ3-7911    Troubleshoot PC point cloud issue FZ3-7910    NHTSA - Damage Fix
  • FZ3-7908    dz- Model Selection UI FZ3-7906    dz-model part picking FZ3-7901    Fog- memory leak
  • FZ3-7900    Suspension UI
  • FZ3-7899    Disable Parallel Save added to General Page FZ3-7898    Animation Path - Articulation - Mouse Hit issues
  • FZ3-7896    UI - Scaling DPI up to max and UI scale to extra-large causes issues with UI over detection
  • FZ3-7891    ScanPlan v1.4: Optimized vs. non-optimized lines FZ3-7890    FZ Performance tuning- Point Clouds
  • FZ3-7882    DLC - Move to Developer Branch FZ3-7879    DLC - CloudFront / AWS
  • FZ3-7877    Skinned Model - Poser form not showing all parts for color change FZ3-7876    Animation Path - Swap animated model to skinned error
  • FZ3-7875    PBR - 4 Old Mats redone
  • FZ3-7874    ScanPlan v1.4: LINE_VIEW format update FZ3-7872    Plaque 704 - _data3D null in pick
  • FZ3-7871    Trajectory - Report - Turning off one off the cones FZ3-7870    Layer Report - Name not grabbed properly
  • FZ3-7869    Animation Path - Mouse Pick - Do bounding radius check for each KEP rather than just checking triangles
  • FZ3-7867    Fire - Frozen Fire
  • FZ3-7865    Z2g: "Start SCENE 2go on Windows.bat" replace SCENE 2go with Zone 2go FZ3-7864    Dimension Line: Outside Arrows dim line issue -- Janice
  • FZ3-7860    Group Text with punctuation Copy/Paste issues 11' 9" FZ3-7858    FZ- Fire performance tuning
  • FZ3-7853    RR-FZ2D is giving an "unhandled exception" when I use TR or XT on a line that has a RR line type
  • FZ3-7847    Add name field to Area
  • FZ3-7833    CDT - Hidden Points - clear selected points if hidden - do on CDT close
  • FZ3-7831    FZ Merging Zone files (far and fzproj) where both have point cloud, result in two point clouds in the scene which results in other issue
  • FZ3-7830    Cabinets - Dropdown - some items aren't drawing FZ3-7825    EDR user feedback: talk to Russ
  • FZ3-7824    ScanPlan: upgrade firmware and test new ScanPlan items
  • FZ3-7823    EDR: Stability Control Input support phase II -- from Benjamin
  • FZ3-7820    Grid Snap - I propose we turn grid snap OFF if grid is off in 3D. Works that way in 2D FZ3-7818    Work with ??? on Suspension UI setup
  • FZ3-7816    dz- Research what is needed for Content Server and Staging Server for Unity app (looking at Amazon AWS)
  • FZ3-7815    Hidden CDT Points still reflected in ZA extents (3d/2d/print)
  • FZ3-7814    Layer Mgr - has objects bitmap (circle) - change to small blue and red arrows
  • FZ3-7813    Layer Mgr - Select and delete (garbage can) an object will ask to delete the next object FZ3-7804    Animation Path - Entity Snap Issues
  • FZ3-7792    dz - URL File Load -basic
  • FZ3-7780    Animation Path - Damage - not including previous damage when creating in animation path
  • FZ3-7770    Point Cloud - Undo from delete caused error FZ3-7765    Signs - 2D mode Text draw
  • FZ3-7764    Models switch back to previous layer - Benjamin
  • FZ3-7761    VS CDT display issue - 2nd time in Show CDT comes up blank FZ3-7754    Z2go 2021: Overview map generation issue
  • FZ3-7752    Message to Remove All Clipping Boxes from SCENE lsproj import (option)....
  • FZ3-7750    Damage - Rename "offset" to "Free Space"
  • FZ3-7744    Model Utility - Add context menu to move selected triangles to different mesh FZ3-7737    Z2g: Overview map scale off for some project
  • FZ3-7718    dz-Model Load
  • FZ3-7687    Ribbon - Close in mode toggle defaults to on (even though it starts off) FZ3-7606    FARO Licensing UX - .NET 5.0
  • FZ3-7559    FAR - French Save / Load - From Tech support
  • FZ3-7555    Layer Report - Add parent name to the sub-layer pages FZ3-7554    Layer Report - Show Parent Layer with sub-layer data
  • FZ3-7548    Reports - Setup Ability to print using a template and pan the scene
  • FZ3-5341    Symbol Color - Fill Oddity

FARO Zone 3D 2021.3.0323 Release Notes – March 2021

Dirt Road Edge Feature

Covert a Road Tool straight and arc type to a dirt road. Use the Dirt Road Edge line type to convert any line type to a “rough” road edge.

Watch the video >>>

  • Street Tool – Straight
  • Street Tool – Arc
  • Line Type – Properties

Use the road tools to create straight or arc roadway sections.

FZ2d_2021_3-Fig1.png (1) Road Tool Straight
(2) Road Tool Arc

Convert the selected straight or arc road section to a dirt road.
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Select the road section and turn fill OFF.
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Convert any line geometry to the dirt road edge line type.
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FAQ – link to Zone 2D and 3D frequently asked questions

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Click in the Search bar to open the pull-down menu.

Click on FAQ to open the Zone FAQ section in FARO’s Knowledge Base.

 

Bug Fixes

  • FZ3-7786    CDT refactoring
  • FZ3-7695    CDT point visibility checkbox
  • FZ3-7782    EDR: Paste Column Data not working FZ3-7777    EDR: Ford Focus Yaw rate error?
  • FZ3-7575    EDR: Speed interpolation on demand
  • FZ3-7774    Polyline - Convert to Dirt Edge - Not working FZ3-7773    Model - Performance Issues
  • FZ3-7772    Wall Geometry - Section - Null Error
  • FZ3-7771    Images - Geometry 2D - Error in Dispose
  • FZ3-7768    Trajectory Cone - Impact Elevation dim1 control not working FZ3-7767    Arrow Flat arrow not saving.
  • FZ3-7766    FAR - Issue creating preview
  • FZ3-7747    Z2g: A duplicate File Reference created
  • FZ3-7732    Symbols - Crush on Right not with box symbols not working FZ3-7731    Layer Manager - Show All, Hide All
  • FZ3-7724    Trajectory - 0 90 0 not in report
  • FZ3-7723    SCENE Tiff Icon, all references to be "Ortho-Photo" FZ3-7716    CZD crashes on load - from Support (Chimney.CZD)
  • FZ3-7713    Momentum - Inline - Report - Pg5 - Relative Velocity Known - Variable Inconsistency FZ3-7712    Momentum - Inline - Report - Page 5 - Variable name inconsistency in equations and list
  • FZ3-7711    Momentum - Inline - Report - Page 3
  • FZ3-7710    Momentum - Inline - Report - Title should be consistent with UI in scene FZ3-7708    Momentum - Inline - Padding on Main Display
  • FZ3-7706    Momentum - Linear Report - Equation - Variables in solving not matching list of Symbols FZ3-7649    Momentum System - Equation isn't considering the weights of the occupants
  • FZ3-7589    Momentum - Linear - Not updating values for departure distance FZ3-7693    Vehicle database - checkbox instead of radio
  • FZ3-7688    Light Manager - Place Light - Edit Light button - Remove FZ3-7685    Articulation - Guide lines
  • FZ3-7683    Replace Tiff cause original image to delete
  • FZ3-7673    PBR UI BUG- Emissive
  • FZ3-7670    Desktop Icon - change style to ADV or STD at license time. FZ3-7669    Manual button on ribbon does not use media viewer
  • FZ3-7668    Media Viewer (dotnetbrowser): Add Copy URL link to viewer (upper right) 3D Warehouse FARO Assist Help
  • FZ3-7666    Crosswalk - Can't change to color black
  • FZ3-7665    VR- PBR texture not showing up (Power button) FZ3-7664    VR- fire not showing up?
  • FZ3-7624    shadow flickering in point cloud FZ3-7609    bloom bug
  • FZ3-7601    Z Fighting (Filled Symbols)
  • FZ3-7597    CDT - Allow making points invisible - make sure points stay invisible in PDF FZ3-7596    2-point circle on right click popup
  • FZ3-7590    new Zone Icons - Logos
  • FZ3-7587    FZC: SharpDX Matrix support
  • FZ3-7581    FARO Zone 2D Release Pipelines InTouch
  • FZ3-7573    FZ2 Load Drawing shouldn't change filename/path when Admin command line checkbox checked
  • FZ3-7561    Models - PBR SL - Ambient Occlusion or Direct Occlusion properties not saving / loading FZ3-7547    Google Map - Placing a map should turn the layer back on
  • FZ3-7534    Dimension Angle - Allow setting custom arrow size
  • FZ3-7509    Intersection - 2D - road is being filled on Zone2go Export FZ3-7504    Dimension line should retain its own properties
  • FZ3-7482    3D to 2D must zoom all to see drawing
  • FZ3-7233    Virtual Survey - Point size while drawing doesn't work FZ3-7212    Bullet Marker - realign command in HUD - pick 3 pts

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