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Combining scans from different manufacturers

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Any caveats when combining terrestrial scans from two different manufacturers? We have a Faro S series and an X7. The seems to have similar accuracy (2mm).
we have a larger job coming up and want to split the scanning to save time on the field.
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Augusto 3D wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:30 pm Any caveats when combining terrestrial scans from two different manufacturers? We have a Faro S series and an X7. The seems to have similar accuracy (2mm).
we have a larger job coming up and want to split the scanning to save time on the field.
When i combine riegl with tx5 (faro) i just scan some spheres with the Riegl, extract the center coordinates from Riscan and import that in Faro Scene.

I'll export both datasets and import them in Pointcab for 1 nice combined dataset.

I'm sure the X7 software knows how to calculate the center of a sphere as well.
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landmeterbeuckx wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:22 pm
Augusto 3D wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:30 pm Any caveats when combining terrestrial scans from two different manufacturers? We have a Faro S series and an X7. The seems to have similar accuracy (2mm).
we have a larger job coming up and want to split the scanning to save time on the field.
When i combine riegl with tx5 (faro) i just scan some spheres with the Riegl, extract the center coordinates from Riscan and import that in Faro Scene.

I'll export both datasets and import them in Pointcab for 1 nice combined dataset.

I'm sure the X7 software knows how to calculate the center of a sphere as well.
interested to learn more about your workflow. So you bring the sphere centers as control points into Scene ? I mean you should be scanning the same speheres with both scanners no?

PointCab is nice, I wish they had some better extraction tools because in terms of rasterizing scans, nothing beats it.
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Augusto 3D wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:17 pm
landmeterbeuckx wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:22 pm
Augusto 3D wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:30 pm Any caveats when combining terrestrial scans from two different manufacturers? We have a Faro S series and an X7. The seems to have similar accuracy (2mm).
we have a larger job coming up and want to split the scanning to save time on the field.
When i combine riegl with tx5 (faro) i just scan some spheres with the Riegl, extract the center coordinates from Riscan and import that in Faro Scene.

I'll export both datasets and import them in Pointcab for 1 nice combined dataset.

I'm sure the X7 software knows how to calculate the center of a sphere as well.
interested to learn more about your workflow. So you bring the sphere centers as control points into Scene ? I mean you should be scanning the same speheres with both scanners no?

PointCab is nice, I wish they had some better extraction tools because in terms of rasterizing scans, nothing beats it.
Of course i scan the same spheres with both scanners. In Riscan incan extract the center of a sphere. I import that in Scene
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Intensity returns from different instruments can be very different. Ranges vary and can be linear or logarithmic. Can make drawing using Intensity on the combined mode a bit of a pain.
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We've recently done a job that combined data from a Faro S150, NAvVis VLX, Emesent Hovermap and DJI M300/P1.

All went together without a problem as our survey control was good.
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We did a test today and it all worked great.
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