Skip to main content
  Tags                  
Languages Language - English Language - Japanese Language - German Language - Chinese Language - Spanish Language - Italian Language - French Language - Portuguese    
Language Quality HT MT AT NT INT - Internal          
All All - FARO Products Hardware - All FARO Products                
Quantum FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum S FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum M FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum E              
Faro/Scan Arm FaroArm/ScanArm - Edge FaroArm/ScanArm - Fusion FaroArm/ScanArm - Prime FaroArm/ScanArm - Platinum FaroArm/ScanArm - Legacy Quantum FaroArm/ScanArm - Titanium FaroArm/ScanArm - Advantage FaroArm/ScanArm - Digital Template    
Serial FaroArm Serial FaroArm - Bronze Serial FaroArm - Gold Serial FaroArm - Silver              
Gage Gage - Bluetooth Gage - Plus Gage - Standard Gage - Power            
ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.5C ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.0 ScanArm - Forensic ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm            
Laser Line Probe Laser Line Probe - Prizm Laser Line Probe - FAROBlu HD/SD V6 Laser Line Probe - Edge HD V6 Laser Line Probe - Edge ES V5 Laser Line Probe - Edge V4 Laser Line Probe - V3 Laser Line Probe - V2 Laser Line Probe - V1    
Laser Tracker Laser Tracker - Vantage S6 Laser Tracker - Vantage E6 Laser Tracker - Vantage S Laser Tracker - Vantage E Laser Tracker - Vantage Laser Tracker - ION Laser Tracker - Si Laser Tracker - X Laser Tracker - Xi  
Imager 3D Imager - Cobalt                  
Laser Scanner 3D Laser Scanner - Focus S 3D Laser Scanner - Focus M 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X HDR 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D S 3D Laser Scanner - Photon      
Hand Held Scanner 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D X 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D Objects 2D Hand Held Scanner - ScanPlan            
Laser Projector Laser Projector - Tracer M Laser Projector - Tracer SI Scan Head - Digi-Cube              
Imaging Laser Radar Imaging Laser Radar - VectorRI                  
Computers Computers - All Computers                  
CAM2 CAM2 - CAM2 CAM2 - Measure CAM2 - SmartInspect              
SCENE SCENE - All SCENE Suite SCENE - Capture and Process SCENE - WebShare Cloud SCENE - WebShare 2Go App SCENE - WebShare Server and Webshare 2Go          
RevEng RevEng - Editor FARO - ScanArm Mesh                
Legacy Software Legacy Software - CAM2 Gage Legacy Software - Gage Software Legacy Software - Insight              
Zone & ARAS FARO CAD Zone - Fire & Insurance FARO CAD Zone - Crime & Crash FARO CAD Zone - CZ Point Cloud FARO CAD Zone - First Look Pro FARO Zone - 2D FARO Zone - 3D FARO 360 - Reality FARO 360 - HD FARO 360 - Blitz FARO 360 - Genius
As-Built As‑Built - AutoCAD As‑Built - Revit VirtuSurv - VirtuSurv 2018              
PointSense1 PointSense - Basic PointSense - Pro PointSense - Building PointSense - Plant PointSense - Heritage PointSense - Revit CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Building CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Archeology CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Interior  
PointSense2 CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Basic CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Pro CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Ultimate CAD Plugin - DisToPlan CAD Plugin - MonuMap CAD Plugin - hylasFM CAD Plugin - VirtuSurv    
VI-Tracer-BuildIT Visual Inspect - App Visual Inspect - CAD Translator RayTracer - RayTracer BuildIT - Metrology BuildIT - Projector BuildIT - Construction        

FARO Zone

3D

Chinese

English

French

German

Japanese

Portuguese

Spanish

FARO® Knowledge Base

Software Download, Release Notes, and Installation Instructions for FARO Zone 3D

2254_WebBanner_FAROZone3DImage_KnowWeb_PS_US_EN.png

Quick Steps

  1. In the Prepare section below, check the Supported Operating Systems for compatibility before you download the software.
  2. Ensure you have administrator privileges on your computer and turn off all anti-virus and firewall software.
  3. Click the links below to download the release notes and the latest FARO® Zone 3D software. If you need an earlier version, click here.
    Work in a high security computing environment? When you click the Download link below instead of downloading the .exe file, download the .txt in the ExeRenamedToTxt folder, and when the download is complete, change the file extension to .exe.
    Date Version  
    14 Sep 2018 2018.2 (18.2.0914)   Download
      Release Notes
  4. Install the software.
  5. Turn anti-virus and firewall software back on.

See details below. 

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.

Prepare

Please review this table before you begin to ensure your success.

Time to Complete 1 hour average depending on the internet connection speed 
Skills Needed
  • General computer skills
Prerequisites
  • Internet connection
  • Computer you will use with FARO Zone 3D
  • Administrator rights on the computer.
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 10, 8,or 7 
Supported FARO Hardware
  • FARO® FocusS and FocusM
  • FARO® Focus 3D X 30/130/330
  • FARO Scan Localizer
Back to top

Download and Save the Software

  1. In the Prepare section above, click + to expand the section and check the Supported Operating Systems for comparability.
  2. Ensure you have administrator privileges on your computer. If you do not, contact your IT department.
  3. Turn off all anti-virus and firewall software, as it can affect downloading and 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.
  4. Click the link in the Quick Steps section of this article to download the latest software and Release Notes.
  5. Depending on your browser, the download may begin immediately or you may be asked to click Save File. This is large file so it takes some time to complete the download. Do not close your browser or shut off your computer while the download is in progress. When the download is complete, the FARO Zone 3D file appears in your browsers' download folder.
  6. Move the file to your desktop, and if you want, copy it to a safe location on your computer's hard drive.

Install and Run FARO Zone 3D

  1. Once you have successfully downloaded the software, double-click the FARO Zone 3D file on your desktop. This begins the install process. Follow the prompts to finish the installation. This may take several minutes. When the installation is complete, a FARO Zone 3D shortcut appears on your desktop.
     
  2. What comes next depends on the way you provide the FARO Zone 3D software license.
    • Trial—If you want to evaluate, double-click the shortcut. The software opens and displays a license selection window. Click Start trial. The software opens and is ready to use. After 30 days, the software will not run. Click here to contact a FARO Sales Representative in your geographic region to make a purchase or contact FARO Support to extend the trial.
    • USB Port Lock or Dongle—If you have purchased a FARO USB license portlock or dongle, securely insert it into the USB port on your computer. Then, double-click the shortcut. The software opens and you can use the software. If you forget to insert the dongle before you run the software. Shut down the software, insert the dongle, then reopen the software. 
    • Product License Key—If you have purchased a FARO product license key without doing a trial, double-click the shortcut. The software opens and displays a license selection window. In the Product key field, type the product key and click Activate. The software opens and is ready to use.
       
    • After Trial Product License Key—If you purchase a FARO Zone 3D product license key after doing a trial, double-click the shortcut. The software opens. In the upper-left corner, click the FZ button and select License. Select the trial license you want to convert to a Product Key and click Add license. The product key window appears. In the field, type the product key and click Activate. The software is ready to use.
        
       
    • Network License Server—If you have purchased a FARO network license, click here for instructions to set up a license server.
  3. If you turned off all anti-virus and firewall software before you started the download and install process, turn it back on before you use FARO software. If you do not know how to do this, contact your IT department.

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.  

See Also

Earlier Versions

Most of the software versions in this table are discontinued and are no longer being developed. Discontinued software is considered Legacy. FARO supports Legacy software for the length of time stated in your license agreement. To learn about the work efficiency features available in the newest version of FARO Zone, click here.  

  1. In the table, click a Download link below for the version that is right for you.
    Work in a high security computing environment? When you click the Download link below instead of downloading the .exe file, download the .txt file, and when the download is complete, change the file extension to .exe.
    Date Version Download
    15 May 2018 [Legacy] 18.0.0513   Download
    8 Dec 2017 [Legacy] 1.0.12.1207   Download
    8 Nov 2017 [Legacy] 1.0.11.1108   Download
    12 Oct 2017 [Legacy] 1.0.10.1011   Download
    22 Sep 2017 [Legacy] 1.0.9.0921

      Download

    21 Aug 2017 [Legacy] 1.0.7.0281

      Download

    28 July 2017 [Legacy] 1.0.5.0728

      Download

    31 Jun 2017 [Legacy] 1.0.3.0706   Download

    23 Jun 2017

    [Legacy] 1.0.1.0622

      Download

    15 Jun 2017

    [Legacy] 1.0.0.0613

       Download

  2. Go to the Install and Run FARO Zone 3D section above for instructions.

Keywords:

zone3d, upgrade, new release, maintenance release