Computer with ScanStudio Software
The scanner send a laser ray towards the object and by observing the distortion of the line calculates the distance of several hundred points on the objet's surface. Once it has all these points it uses a complicated set of mathematical equations to reconstruct a 3D image.
Prepare dark, shiny or transparent objects using included tools to help the lasers capture the data.
Alignment Prep It may be helpful prior to scanning to make alignment marks using the alignment pen. These marks will make it easier to place pins and identify locations on the object. Alternatively, the 3D geometry that the Scanner captures can be used to align scans.
A new scan panel will be loaded when
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If the setting for a tab have been adjusted, but the tab is not checked it will not scan.
the green and refine (no pins required)
-Force Calibration. If your scans are not coming in aligned, you may need to run a force calibration. You can do this from the drop down menu , Align, then go down to Calibrate MultiDrive -All MultiDrive scans are to be in MACRO mode. -Select a ROI for your model to prevent the MultiDrive from being scanned in for certain tilt angles. -If additional scans are needed, enter scan panel and position the model by using different starting and tilt angles to capture additional scans. -If you physically adjust the part, then a 3 pin alignment will be needed to align. -When finished, trim unnecessary data and "Fuse" or "Volume Merge" the model for export:
360: - Select the "360" scan option in the scan panel to scan the object from every angle. - The number of divisions will control the degree of rotation between scans and the total number of scans - The individual scans will be grouped as a family. Bracket: - Select "bracket" scan in the scan panel to scan three consecutive angles. - The number of divisions will control the degree of rotation between scans - The three scans will be grouped as a family. More on Scans and Families Single: -Single scan of the object from one angle. Speed Precision: Choose MACRO or WIDE distance based on object size and desired resolution 9 Macro = 0.005" accuracy, 3x5" field of view - Place object 6.5 inches from the front of the scanner Wide = 0.015" accuracy, 10x13" field of view - Place object 17 inches from the front of the scanner Extended = 0.015"+ accuracy, 16x22" field of view - Available with HD PRO - Objects can be placed up to 30" from the face of the scanner Speed: ScanStudio CORE Choose Standard, Quick or Fine scan speed based on desired scan time and quality ScanStudio HD/HD PRO Macro Reference Table 10 Wide/Extended Reference Table Tips - For ScanStudioHD, go to Scan -> Settings -> Texture Capture Mode - and choose Monochrome for faster scan speed. - Choose Fine or HD Speed for the greatest resolution. - Choose Quick Speed to capture data the quickest with lowest resolution (not recommended for most parts). Position - Orient object in viewfinder using Rotate buttons Turn/Step Arrows: - One click on a Turn Arrow rotates the AutoDrive a single increment for more precice positioning. - One click on a Step Arrow rotates the AutoDrive one division. - For example, if the divisions is set at 4, clicking on the step button will rotate the object 90 degrees. - The left arrow rotates the object clockwise. - The right arrow rotates the object counterclockwise Note: The AutoPositioner should only be rotated using the Rotate Arrows and should not be done manually. Region of Interest - Drag the cursor around the object to select a smaller scan area 11 Regenerate - Since the raw scan data is saved at scan-time, you can regenerate the points at any time with different point-generation settings. - These settings have the same effect as the sliders on the scan setup screen. - Re-Gen is particularly useful for changing the decimation value after a scan has been completed. Steps: - Click on Fuse, Re-Generate Scan(s) - Select new scan settings for reprocessing - Restore Trimmed Data: Choose this option to restore the trimmed data from either a single scan, family or the entire model.