Surphexpress and Targets

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Surphexpress and Targets

Post by BLM613 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Hello everyone,
I've got a question in regards using my Surphaser 100 HSX and Surphexpress software to identify spherical targets. While performing a scan I would like to have targets situated around the object I'm scanning to make point cloud conversions easier using xor and geomagic software. I see there is a target reference tab but I'm unsure how to go about identifying the targets in each scan. Should I perform a preview scan each time, highlighting each target then performing the more detailed scan? Is there a better method to perform this scan because the preview scan idea does not seem to work out how I wish it would. If anyone has any recommended methods to performing a scan while using spherical targets I would appreciate your feedback! Thank you...

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Re: Surphexpress and Targets

Post by Stephen.Strand » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:40 pm

Just run through the scan normally (either preview, sector, or full volume), then you have to "pick" the targets from the target tab after the scan has been processed. Sometimes, based on what size spheres you are using, you really have to hone in your search settings, or you will get no targets, or a ton of false positives. You could just use the ProcessC3DShell program too, much faster that way. We typically use the plate targets, and then export the targets file for each scan as a .txt file, then export each scan file as .ptx, then use third party software to align.

Hope this helps!

-Stephen

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