Plug-In Enables Direct Scan to Software Functionality
The Rapidform liveScan plug-in is available for the company's line of Faro portable 3D laser scanners. The plug-in allows customers and customers-to-be who have one of the company's portable scanners with Rapidform software to scan directly into the Rapidform software package providing enhanced graphical feedback of the scanning process as data is collected. When using the Rapidform plug-in while gathering scan data from the Faro arm, the user literally sees the point cloud being captured from the part in real-time as the scanning process proceeds. The screen updates to the user's viewing angle as the arm is moved around the part. This feedback allows the user to adjust the scanning speed and approach as well as showing areas where the user needs to go back and gather more data which greatly improves the efficiency of the scanning process. The potential time savings are significant, which translates into faster times to market and an improved bottom line.