Using Trimble X7 in poor light conditions

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Using Trimble X7 in poor light conditions

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Does anyone have experience of using the Trimble X7 in poor light conditions. Does the Trimble Registration Assist, IMU function in almost total darkness?
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Hi Geoff

You can use the X7 in complete darkness, and the registration wi ll still work.

The only issue with darkness is if you are tying to capture colour photos. You would need to light the environment up if you want to take colour images.

The IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has nothing to do with the image capture or laser capture. IMU uses sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope etc in order to monitior the scanners movement.
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I suggest you use 2-3 LED reflectors with battery. The result will be something like this. These are wine cellars here. In this work, only dimensions were important, not coloring. Where you see black there was no lighting.
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I think you can scan with most scanners even in total darkness and still get a decent grayscale image and shouldn`t be any issue with the registration.
But if you need color it is another story. Our Z+F5016 is equipped with integrated LED light. You can check it in the attached video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbCJjbrDWFs&t=14s
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Scanning in darkness has it advantages also, much less reflections when a lot of glass is involved.
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Geoff_H wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:54 am Does anyone have experience of using the Trimble X7 in poor light conditions. Does the Trimble Registration Assist, IMU function in almost total darkness?
Thanks for all of your comments, much appreciated.
I'm aware that scanning can be carried out in the dark. My main concern is whether the Trimble Registration Assist will function in those conditions, as targets are going to be difficult to place/use. therefore C2C will be used. We only have one limited opportunity so we want to check the scan registration before we leave. Jared suggests it will work as the IMU does not rely upon the cameras but on the other sensors.
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