A Step-by-Step guide to importing Faro Focus3D data into Geomagic

By Dr. Lori Collins, USF AIST

Use Geomagic and the new FLS Importer for:

  • Scene-based scans on millions of points
  • Rapid creation of section cuts and polygon meshes for 3D modeling
  • High quality visualization of data
  • Fast, accurate analysis of the 3D data

1) Drag and drop .fls files from FARO project folder

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2) Choose units and ratio

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3) Load as ordered or unordered points

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4) Decide your file load sample ratio for viewing

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5) Point cloud loaded successfully with 143+ million points with 100% in static view displayed

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6) Clean and clipping and getting rid of outliers

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7) Using walkthrough mode after cleanup performed

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8) Walkthrough mode

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9) Wall section process as a mesh model

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The Faro FLS importer for Geomagic can be downloaded at:
support.geomagic.com
Select Downloads'
"File Import Converters'
and choose Faro FLS Importer from the list.