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FARO® Knowledge Base

Software Download, Release Notes, and Installation Instructions for FARO Zone 2D

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Quick Steps

  1. Check that your computer meets the recommended requirements before you download the software.
  2. Ensure you have administrator privileges on your computer and turn off all anti-virus and firewall software.
  3. Complete the form below to download the latest or earlier versions of FARO® Zone 2D software.
    Work in a high security computing environment? You will have the option to download the .txt in the ExeRenamedToTxt folder. When the download is complete, change the file extension to .exe.
     
    Date: 27 March 2019
    Version: 2019.1
     Release Notes
     
  4. After downloading, proceed to the FARO Zone 2D Installation section.

In-Software Update

You may also update your FARO Zone software to the latest version using the “Program Patch” link on the home screen. Program patches are typically smaller in size than the full download resulting in quicker downloads.

  1. Click the “Program Patch” link on the FARO Zone home screen.
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  2. When prompted, click the Download and Install button.
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  3. After the download is complete, click the Launch Installation File button. Follow the prompts to install the update.
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Overview

FARO software works best when you use the latest version. Update releases offer new ease-of use features that help you get your job done quicker and easier, as well as bug fixes. With each new version, you increase your work efficiency and get more done with less effort. You can book mark and visit the FARO Zone home page to stay informed about new software releases.

FARO Zone 2D Installation

  1. Ensure you have administrator privileges on your computer. If you do not, contact your IT department.
  2. Turn off all anti-virus and firewall software, as it can affect installing FARO® software. We will remind you to turn it back on again at the end of this process. If you do not know how to do this, contact your IT department.
  3. Once you have successfully downloaded the software, double-click the .exe to begin installation. 
  4. You may be prompted to allow FARO Zone 2D to make changes to your device. Click Yes.
  5. The Select Setup Language dialog box appears. Select the desired language and click OK.

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  6. Continue following the prompts to download any drivers that may need to be installed.
     
  7. Continue following the prompts to accept the license agreement, choose an installation folder and finally, click Install to begin the installation. 

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    1. Click Finish to complete your installation. 

      Note: If you turned off anti-virus and firewall software before you started the install process, turn it back on before you use the software. If you do not know how to do this, contact your IT department.
       
  8. Proceed to License Activation for FARO Zone to activate your software.

Next Steps

Visit the FARO Academy and let FARO expert trainers with years of hands-on field experience save your time by starting you off right using FARO products. Review a variety of flexible training options including free online training courses, on-demand videos, instructor-lead live training, or customized training. First learn the basics, then, grow you own FARO experiences by refreshing your training as new software features are released.