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FARO Zone 3D



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FARO® Knowledge Base

Software Download, Release Notes, and User Manual for the FARO Zone Viewer


Quick Steps

  1. Check that your device is compatible and that it meets the recommended System Requirements.
  2. Click on the links below to download the latest FARO® Zone Viewer, Release Notes, and User Manual.

Software Download

Date Version  
17 Oct 2019 2019 (19.5.1015)


  Release Notes

User Manual

Date Version  
Feb 2018 Feb 2018   English


If you use FARO Zone software for forensic investigations, security, or pre-incident planning, you probably need to share your results with others. The FARO Zone Viewer is the perfect sharing tool, and it is FREE.

The FARO Zone Viewer lets anyone view and explore files created with FARO Zone 2D and FARO Zone 3D. Simply download and install the  FARO Zone Viewer to open diagrams, analyses, animations, and fly-throughs that have been created with FARO Zone 2D or 3D. There is no special publishing program required and no hidden costs.

If you work with someone who uses FARO Zone and they sent you a file with the extension .far, you may be wondering what to do with it. Just download and install the FARO Zone Viewer, then use it to open any .far or .fzpc file. The FARO Zone Viewer is only used to display FARO Zone files. It cannot be used to make any permanent changes to the original .far file or the point cloud data.


  • Display anything that is part of a FARO Zone file, including 2D and 3D diagrams, models,  bullet trajectories, blood spatter analysis, vehicle crush, measurements, and more
  • If a point cloud is included with the .far file, the user is automatically prompted to open it
  • Choose to view the scene in 2D or 3D mode
  • View 3D scenes and animations from any position with complete control of zooms and navigation
  • Play animations, fly-throughs, and walk-throughs that were saved with the FARO Zone project
  • Choose which layers are displayed
  • Add temporary measurements for length, angle, and area
  • Print diagrams at any scale or save to a .pdf file

System Requirements

Viewing FARO Zone 2D Diagrams

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Central processor equivalent to an Intel i5, or better
  • 4 GB of RAM, or higher
  • 8 GB of free hard drive space
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • A DirectX 11 compatible graphics card, such as an Nvidia® Quadro 2000, GeForce 400+, Radeon HD4000+, or better is recommended
  • Any Windows compatible mouse with a scroll wheel

Viewing FARO Zone 3D Diagrams, Analysis, and Point Clouds

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Central processor equivalent to an Intel i7, or better
  • 8 GB of RAM, or higher
  • 12 GB of free hard drive space
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • A DirectX 11 compatible graphics card, such as an Nvidia® Quadro 2000, GeForce 400+, Radeon HD4000+, or better is recommended
  • Any Windows compatible mouse with a scroll wheel

Additional Requirements to View Faro Zone 3D Files in VR

  • 16GB RAM+
  • Graphics card equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 or better
  • Oculus or VIVE VR goggles
  • 3 available USB 3.0 Ports
  • HDMI 1.3 Video output