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FARO Zone 3D

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FARO® Knowledge Base

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

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Quick Steps

  1. In the Prepare section below, check the Supported Operating Systems for comparability before you download the software.
  2. Ensure you have administrator privileges on your computer and turn off all anti-virus and firewall software.
  3. Log into your FARO® Download Center account. 
  4. Click these links to download the release notes and go to where you can download an .exe file for the latest FARO® Zone 3D software. 
    Work in a high security computing environment? Click here to get a .txt file and when the download is complete, change the file extension to .exe.
  5. Click DownloadArrow.PNG next to the software file to start the download process.
  6. Install the software.
  7. Turn anti-virus and firewall software back on.

See details below. 

Overview

The FARO Download Center provides access to the latest software updates, technical specifications, white papers, case studies, and more. To download these resources, you must create an account. It takes just a few minute to enter your contact information, tell us a bit about your organization, and set up a user name and password. Make sure you store your user name and password in a safe place as you will use it when ever a new software version is released. 

The speed of the download center is dependent of the band width of your internet connection and the size of the files it manages. Because of this, watch your browser status indicator as you click through download instructions and work with the download center. 

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. Please 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.
  • Storage media for saving files, such as a flash drive
  • FARO Download Center Account
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
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Before You Begin

  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.

Log Into the Download Center

Make sure you can successfully login to your FARO Download Center account. Click here for details.

Download and Save the Software

  1. Once you are successfully logged into the Download Center, click Explore the download center now
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  2. In the Filter ribbon, click All Products and select FARO Zone 3D. Click All Categories and select Software Downloads. Then click Filter. The list for FARO Zone 3D appears.
  3.  Click DownloadArrow.PNG next to the FARO Zone 3D software file to start the download process.
    NOTE: Do not click on the setup file itself, as this makes you login again.
  4. 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.
  5. Move the file to your desktop, and if you want, copy it to a safe location on your computer's hard drive.
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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.
          
    NOTE: If you double-click the file on your desktop and the install process does not begin, the problem may be related to your browser. Some browsers, especially Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), change file names or remove file extensions when you download executable files. Try changing the file name back to what it should be or adding the .exe extension. Then double-click the file to run it.
  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.  

Earlier Versions

There are times when it may best to use a version of Software other than the latest version. 

  1. In the table, click a link for an .exe file to download the version that is right for you.
    Work in a high security computing environment? Click the link for a .txt file and when the download is complete, change the file extension to .exe
Date Version Download

23 Jun 2017

1.0.1.0622

 64-Bit .exe File

 64-Bit .txt File

15 Jun 2017

1.0.0.0613

 64-Bit .exe File

 64-Bit .txt File

31 Jun 2017 1.0.3.0706

 64-Bit .exe File

 64-Bit .txt File

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

Keywords:

zone3d, upgrade, new release, maintenance release