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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by BrianBrill » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:59 pm

Hi, I am also having a terrible time with Export to WebShare... Have been trying new UI, old UI, SPC, point clouds and PPCs trying to find anyway that I can export a 20 scan project in under 3 days...
Does anyone know of any work-arounds? ... or if Faro has a fix for this? Thank you, Brian

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by BrianBrill » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:19 pm

Hello flohrd ... can you tell us what circumstances cause this to happen so I can try to make a new work flow in order to export as WebData? ... thank you, Brian

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by vjDub » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Brian, we have abandoned 6.2.3.9 and reverted to 6.2.2.7 for both Scene & LT and that's working fine for us.

The extended write-out times isn't the only problem we were experiencing. Last Friday I set two Webshares writing, and the "Scan was modified. Do you want to save?" started coming up repeatedly. I had to spend my weekend with Teamviewer running, pressing "No" every couple of minutes. Fingers crossed you guys get to the bottom of the problems.

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by flohrd » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:46 pm

vjDub wrote:Brian, we have abandoned 6.2.3.9 and reverted to 6.2.2.7 for both Scene & LT and that's working fine for us.

The extended write-out times isn't the only problem we were experiencing. Last Friday I set two Webshares writing, and the "Scan was modified. Do you want to save?" started coming up repeatedly. I had to spend my weekend with Teamviewer running, pressing "No" every couple of minutes. Fingers crossed you guys get to the bottom of the problems.
I am sorry for the inconvenience. I know this is a really annoying issue.
This problem was fixed for our next Patch Version 6.2.4 which we will ship very shortly, probably next week.

The export time will also be fixed. Thanks for your help and comments on this.

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by heidem » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:02 am

Hi,

SCENE 6.2.4 has been released. Can you please check if the new version resolves your issues?
Depending on which scanner model you were using, the panorama creation in the WebShare export may be 6x faster.

Download: http://www.faro.com/products/faro-softw ... s#Download

Best regards
Martin

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by TommyMaddox » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:00 pm

Still having issues with registration speed. Taking minimum of an hour for one round of "placing scans" on a few clusters of that same ~25 scan project, which has yet to complete registration.

Why does SCENE load the reduced size/load the data for each iteration of placement? Why can't it just keep the scans loaded in memory until the registration is finalized? I have 128GB RAM and SCENE hasn't cracked 10GB of it yet on this project.

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by jmcbride » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:30 pm

6.2.4.30 is no better. Registering 32 scans last night I banged a 4 cores of Xeon E3 1505M at 100% for HOURS before it finnaly gave up the ghost and said "registration failed".... Hovered around 11 gig out of 64 gigs of RAM.

I have had all sorts of saving issues and "code 30" which made some of my preview thumbnails dissappear. Which in turn, made visual registration impossible because I can't tell what scan is what.....

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by TommyMaddox » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:47 pm

I finally got this project registered. Webshare export was noticeably improved, but doing cloud to cloud registration on 3 clusters forming a 23 scan project ended up taking 3-4 hrs per attempt on a machine with multiple SSDs, (1tb pcie and others), 32 cores, and 128gb of RAM.

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by SAttaya » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:23 pm

Tommy,
Not the right solution, but a possible workaround.

Since you have all of that memory (128GB)
and Scene never takes more than 10/11 GB:
create RAMdisk (ImDisk) with all of the scan files
register it from that disk and then copy the
files from the RAMdisk back to your real HDD/SSD/network.
Give the RAMdisk 100GB or so (with IMdisk you can
tell it to take all except "n" bytes (n in kilo,mega,giga,etc)
(point your Scene temp space there also - worse that can
happen is you run out and you know then you will need to
split them, or get more RAM :lol: .)
I think exFAT has the lowest overhead and you don't care about
reliability of the file structure in case of a crash, right?

At least try it and let us know how it goes.

For the FARO developer folks:
Scene needs to have a "don't conserve memory" option for people with lots of RAM
or a use up to nGB, when "n" can be up to at least 1TB, even though I don't
think any of us have machines that big.
Memory is a lot cheaper than people, rarely gets tired, doesn't take vacation
and never wants a raise. :twisted:

What version of Windows are you running?

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Re: SCENE 6.2.3.9 too slow to register projects?

Post by TommyMaddox » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:08 pm

I've done the RAMDisk stuff before with SCENE and other programs and found plenty of issues with it. SCENE does tend to chew up RAM when generating the project point cloud, and had used plenty of RAM in earlier versions.

I'm running Windows 10. I probably wouldn't run a RAMDisk unless I had 256+ GB of RAM. I would expect a PCIE SSD to be sufficiently fast for this sort of work.

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