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****** Page 1 ****** Geomagic Capture@ Harness the Power of 3D Scanning User Guide Geomagic Capture@Series 3D Scanner for 3D Scan-Based Design and Quality Inspection

****** Page 2 ****** TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION GEOMAGIC CAPTURE SERIES 3D SCANNER. 1 1 COPYRIGHT 2 WARRANTY 2 AT A GLANCE ON GEOMAGIC CAPTURE APPLICATION SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR GEOMAGIC CAPTURE SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS 3 5 5 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOMAGIC CAPTURE APPLICATION 5 3D SCANNING BASICS SETTING UP GEOMAGIC CAPTURE SERIES 3D SCANNER. CREATING SCAN DATA SCAN AN OBJECT AND CREATE SCAN DATA 6 8 11 11 SCAN AN OBJECT USING MULTIPLE SCANNERS 12 AUTOMATICALLY SCAN AN OBJECT USING TURNTABLE 14 SCAN AN OBJECT USING MULTIPLE SCANNERS WITH TARGET MARKERS… MENU OVERVIEW SCAN SETTINGS… ADVANCED SETTINGS…. ..15 .17 17 ..19 . ……22

****** Page 3 ****** f) INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the Geomagic Capture Series 3D Scanner. Geomagic Capture is a family of powerful, integrated scanner and software systems for professional Scan-Based Design and quality inspection. It is available in six application-specific configurations, combining the best of Geomagic software with a compact, ultra-precise blue light LED 3D scanner. Geomagic Capture enables designers and engineers to incorporate real-world objects into CAD as a seamless part of their engineering workflow. Geomagic Capture for quality inspection delivers precision scanning integrated with Geomagic’s high-quality inspection tools in a seamless, push-button manner. With unprecedented performance and affordability, Geomagic Capture ushers in a new era of design-to-manufacturing productivity and utility. Harness the Power of blue LED Unleash More Creativity with Scan-Based Design and Quality Inspection Inspect and Verify with Confidence Reduce Errors and Save Time Leverage the World Around You Plug-and-Play Simplicity GEOMAGIC CAPTURE SERIES 3D SCANNER Capture Larger Field of View Great for shoebox-size objects. Larger parts can be scanned using the included alignment targets. Precise Accuracy of 60-118 microns within the field of view. 3D Systems, Inc. Capture Mini Smaller Field of View Ideal for small objects, such as electronic components, jewelry, dental models, and things requiring extra precise measurement. Highly Precise Accuracy of 34-70 microns within the field of view. 1

****** Page 4 ****** COPYRIGHT 01993-2014. 3D Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The content of this manual is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice, and should not be construed as a commitment by 3D Systems, Inc. Any names, places, and/or events in this publication are not intended to correspond or relate in any way to individuals, groups or associations. Any similarity or likeness of the names, places, and/or events in this publication to those of any individual, living or dead, place, event, or that of any group or association is purely coincidental and unintentional. WARRANTY No warranties of any kind are created or extended by this publication. Any products and related material disclosed in this publication have only been furnished pursuant and subject to the terms and conditions of a duly executed agreement to license the Software. Any warranties made by 3D Systems, Inc. with respect to the Software described in this publication are set forth in the License Agreement provided with the Software and printed in this publication. As more definitively stated and set forth in the License Agreement, 3D Systems, Inc. does not and will not accept any financial or other responsibility that may result from use of the Software or any accompanying material including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages. Individuals or organizations using the Software should ensure that the user of this information and/or the Software complies with the laws, rules, and regulations of the jurisdictions with respect to which it is used. This includes all applicable laws concerning the export of technology and the protection of intangible or intellectual property rights. 3D Systems, Inc. asserts its rights in and will endeavor to enforce all proprietary rights embodied in the Software and this publication including, without limitation, all copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets or proprietary information. The only rights given to an individual or organization purchasing the Software are those explicitly set forth in the License Agreement. Other than as explicitly allowed in the License Agreement, copying the Software or this material (including any format or language translation) is prohibited absent the prior written consent of 3D Systems, Inc. 3D Systems, Inc. 2

****** Page 5 ****** AT A GLANCE ON GEOMAGIC CAPTURE APPLICATION Scan O Scan -•••• Status: expsure Settings Geomagic Capture Exposure 45 ms Auto Exposure Turntable 6 Scans Settings Help Device Status X. Registered 0K Device Turntable Exposure Version Scan Resolution C) High @ Medium o Device Registration C) Spheres @ Best Fit o Target Ma rkers C) Current Location Register Advanced Options Back Help Live View Scanner Tab Camera View Switch Starting Position of 3600 Rotational Scanning Scan Capturing Options Exposure Settings Turntable Settings Status Bar Settings Device Status Exposure Settings Scan Resolution Device Registration Advanced Options 45 ms Auto Exposure Status: Changed exposure. 3D Systems, Inc. Displays current camera view. Allows users to switch each scanner’s camera view. Allows users to switch between the side of camera view. Indicates the starting point of rotational scanning (from 0 to 360 rotational degrees). Starts the scanning. Options in this group allow users to manage their working environment and scan an object with optimal results. Allows users to adjust an exposure value. Allows users to adjust the number of scan divisions in 360 rotational degrees. Shows the current working status of the scanner. Goes to the Settings menu. Shows the Help document. Manages device connection status. Allows users to adjust an exposure value. Adjusts the resolutions of scanners. Methods for registering the position of connected devices or aligning scans into one coordinate system Opens the Advanced Settings menu. Goes back to the Scan menu. Shows the Help document. 3

****** Page 6 ****** Advanced Settings Advanced Options Device Status Device Turntable Network Configuration Registered Version 0K 0K Auto Configure IP Address: Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: @ use DHCP Apply Update Device Firmwares •4) Unknown Capture C) Turntable 3D Systems, Inc. Connection 0K 0K 0K Close Device Status Network Configuration Update Device Firmwares Manages device connection status. Configures the network to communicate with scanners. Updates device firmwares via file. 4

****** Page 7 ****** SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR GEOMAGIC CAPTURE SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS Properties Scanner Target Object Weight (kg) Dimensions (mm) Data Capture Rate (per scan) Resolution (mm) Accuracy (mm) Stand-off Distance (mm) Depth of Field (mm) Field of View / Near End Far End (mm) Calibration Specifications Capture Medium Sized Parts 1.35 kg 49 x 74 x 276 mm Capture Mini Small Parts 1.04 kg 49 x 100 x 155 mm 985,000 points / scan (0.3 seconds per scan) 0.110 mm at 300 mm; 0.180 mm at 480 mm 0.080 mm at 157 mm; 0.100 mm at 227 mm 0.060 mm 300 mm 180 mm 124 x 120 mm (Near) 190 x 174 mm (Far) Pre-calibrated 0.034 mm 157 mm 70 mm 87 x 68 mm (Near) 88 x 87 mm (Far) Note: It is not recommended that you use scanner setup mixed with different type of the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanners. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOMAGIC CAPTURE APPLICATION Hardware: The minimum hardware requirements are listed below. More memory will allow for larger models to be processed. Processor: Intel@ and AMD@ processors, quad-core 2-GHz or above RAM: 4 GB or more Graphics Card: OpenGL 2.1 or above, 32 bit true color, 512MB GM or above Scanner Interface: Gigabit Ethernet Interface Operating System: Supported operating systems are listed below. Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit) Third-Party Application: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 3D Systems, Inc. 5

****** Page 8 ****** 3DSCANNlNG BASICS Scan Quality Scan quality can vary by the following factors: Environmental conditions Light and vibration can cause inaccuracies. Ensure that a scanning environment is stable and the exposure is set according to the current conditions. Stability of the scanner and an object If either the scanner or the object move during the scan, the data will be inaccurate. Ensure both are stable and secure. Shape and size of an object Target markers or reference spheres should be used in order to align scans correctly if the part to be scanned has limited fea- tures. Scan Preparation When you set up the scanner, you should: Understand how the scan data will be used This determines the mechanics of the scanning process and which features, if any, should be hard probed. Know who will use the scanned image and what they will need captured This eliminates unnecessary work and potential rescanning. Scanner Positioning When positioning the scanner to acquire the most accurate data, consider the following items: Scanner position Positioning the scanner perpendicular to the surface being scanned optimizes the amount data the scanner collects. When the data is at an angle, the light can fade out as it goes farther back and the data becomes less accurate. Also, when you are de- termining how to position the scanner and object, place the scanner so it can capture as much of the object as possible while remaining perpendicular to the objects surface. Line of sight The scanner can capture only what is in its line of sight. If you scan a propeller, for example, it will need to be placed so that the scanner can capture the curve of the blades and in between the blades. If the part needs to be held at a particular location, you must decide the best method for holding the part while scanning. Any solution should allow you to fully capture the part in one setup to minimize the amount of repositioning. Scanner volume and area The scanner will have a defined area that can be captured. A large part may require several scans to capture all sides and then will be aligned together by alignment methods provided in Geomagic Capture application. Each scan needs to overlap the previ- ous section to be able to align them together or there needs to be common targets on each scan set for alignment. Be sure there are enough features to align the data. Part Preparation Before scanning there are two steps for part preparation: placing reference target markers on the part and coating the part. Placing Target Markers For parts that have little geometry or are as big as insufficient in a scanner view range, place target markers on the part in order to use these features during alignment. Scanning with target markers provides a faster and more convenient way of aligning multiple scans since the alignment algorithm is greatly speed up by having far fewer reference points to search for and match up. 3D Systems, Inc. 6

****** Page 9 ****** Target markers are generally small, round stickers that you place either on an object or on a movable surface the part rests on. After scanning the part and generating a mesh, then the scanner searches for the target markers and attempts to align them with a previous scan. If enough matches are found, the alignment is successful and you are ready for a new scan. If not enough matching target markers are found, the alignment fails and you can either retry or use another alignment method. For more information, See also Scan an object with target markers. Coating a Part Reflective surfaces scatter the scanner light and create noise artifacts in the final scan data. Laser and white-light scanners do better when scanning matte, white surfaces. A white powder spray commonly used to create a flat white surface for scanning and is available at welding supply stores. Other products you can use include some athlete’s foot treatments, spray deodorant with titanium oxide, and tempera paint from a compressor. You must spray the part with a uniform, light coat. The thinner the coating, the Adding more than a thin coat of white powder can impact a part’s thickness when scanning. A white powder spay comes off easily and is prone to fingerprints. Mounting an object to a surface (such as a bolt through the center of a threaded section) can provide a hand-hold for moving the part after spraying. You can also spray a portion of the part (leaving a section as a hand-hold), complete the first scan, clean the part, respray the area used as a hand-hold, and then rescan as needed. The following steps are a general procedure for applying a white powder spay to a part. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Apply target markers on an object before spraying. Otherwise, the target markers will slip off the part. If necessary, mount the part or decide which section to use as a hand-hold. Hold the can 12 to 18 inches from the part and spray a light first coat. Set the object aside to dry for a few minutes. Re-spray any areas that need it. Clean any target markers with a cotton swab prior to scanning if necessary. 3D Systems, Inc. 7

****** Page 10 ****** SETTING UP GEOMAGIC CAPTURE SERIES 3D SCANNER Follow these steps to set up the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanner in your Geomagic application. Network Configuration 1. 2. 3. 4. Make sure that all cables and cordsets that were delivered with a scanner are connected to the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanner. Connect the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanner to a PC using a CAT5e Ethernet cable. Enter the scanning command in the Geomagic application to connect the scanner. Note: Consult the Online Help for additional information on the scanning command in the host application. Note: If you receive the following warning message, check if all cables and cordsets are connected to the scanner and the PC, and then click 0K to reconnect the scanner. Scanner not found, Make sure the scanner is powered and all cables are connected, then reconnect or click Auto Connect. The Geomagic Capture application will initiate. Select the check box next to the name of detected scanner to connect the scanner to the application. Note: If it is the first time to connect the Geomagic Capture series scanners to the PC, you must configure the network. Once the check box is selected, the application will automatically try to connect the scanner. For more information, see the following Scanner Setup section. Scanner Setup Option 1: Automatic Configuration 1. Go to Settings by clicking Settings to check device status. 2. In the Device Status, select the check box next to the name of detected scanner to connect the scanner to the application. The application will try to automatically configure the network. Configuring Network.. Status Registered Turntable Status: Cm6gumy 8 VersW1 Scan ResobJtion @ Medium C) Low Device Reg istr•ticn C) Spheres @ Best Fit C) Markers •C) Current Location Register @Advanced Options @Back @Help 3D Systems, Inc.

****** Page 11 ****** 3. 4. to check the network configurations. Go to the Advanced Options by clicking Advanced Options In the Device Status, check the connection status of the selected scanner if it says 0K. Note: If there is a network conflict issue with the scanner, in the Network Configuration section, click Auto Configure to reconfigure the network. Advanced Options Device Status 0K C] Turntable Network Configuration Auto IP Address; Subnet Mase Default Gateway: @ Use DHCP Update Device Firmwares @ Unknown Capture ure Option 2: Manual Configuration If there is an issue with nebuork connection or you need to set a static IP address for your scanner, you must use the manual configuration. 1. 2. 3. 4. In the Device Status, select the desired scanner. In the Netuork Configuration, clear the Use DHCP check box located just above the Apply button. Enter values for the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. Click Apply to apply all changes. Note: If you use a network hub to connect multiple devices at a common connection point in a network, the IP address of the network adapter in your PC should be the same as a default gateway of the device and the subnet mask of the network adapter should be the same as the subnet mask of the device. For example, if the IP address and subnet mask of your PC’s network Network Cdnfiguration Auto Configure Address: 192.168.61.51 Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: 192168.61,1 D Use DHCP Apply adapter is 192.168.61.1 and 255.255.255.0, the default gateway and subnet mask address of the device should be the same as in your PC, 192.168.61.1 and 255.255.255.0. However, if you use a router for your network connection, the default gateway and subnet mask of all connected devices including your PC should follow the IP address and subnet mask of your router. The IP address of a PC’s network adapter can be checked in the properties of your local network. To access the TCP/lPv4 properties in WindowsTM, perform the following steps: a) On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel. b) Under Network and Internet, click View network status and tasks. c) In the left pane, click Change adapter settings. d) Right-click Local Area Connection, then click Properties. 3D Systems, Inc. Network and Internet @ ‘t Control Panel Network and Internet Search Cent • Control Panel Home System and Security Network and Internet Hardware and Sound Programs User Accounts and Family 9 Network and Sharin Center View network status and tasks Connect to a network ne vor cornpu ersan evices HomeGroup Choose homegroup and sharing options Internet Options Chanqe

****** Page 12 ****** f) Make sure that all the addresses are configured properly. When you use a network hub to connect multiple devices at a common connection point in a network, the following settings are recommended for the network adapter: g) Finally, click 0K to accept the changes. Updating Device Firmwares e) In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/lPv4), and then click Properties. 255 . 255 , 255 0 Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/lPv4) Properties General Yw can get IP settings assigned autcmztjcally if your network supports this capability, Otherwise, need to ask administrator for the appropriate IP settngs. C) Obtain an IP address automatically @Use fre fb”cvvving IP address: IP address Subnet mask: Default gateway: 192 • 168 i 61 , C) Obtain NS server address autornabca”y @use fre fiftvwing DNS server addresses: Preferred DNS server: Alternate NS server: Validate settings exit 1 Advanced i. i Geomagic Capture includes the latest device firmware for the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanner. If the scanner firmware is incompatible, a message will appear when the application is started up. You can simply update the device firmware by clicking 0K in the message. Note: If there is an issue with updating the device firmware, you must use the manual device firmware update to control scanners. a) Go to Settings by clicking Settings to manually update the firmware. b) Click Update…. c) Windows Explorer will be initiated. Find a upgrade.dat file at: For Geomagic Capture for SolidWorks / Geomagic Capture for SpaceClaim I Geomagic Design Direct / Geomagic Con- trol I Geomagic Studio I Geomagic Wrap: -capturehardwareGeomagic CapturedriverScanner ModulesGocator For Geomagic Design X / Geomagic Verify / Geomagic XOS: —<Product Installation Scanner ModulesIGocator d) Select the file and click Open. The update will take a couple of minutes to complete. 3D Systems, Inc. 10 ****** Page 13 ****** 6 CREATING SCAN DATA Please follow these steps to scan an object and create scan data. SCAN AN OBJECT AND CREATE SCAN DATA 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Place either the partifact or another object on the stable plate. The partifact was designed for 3D scanning with Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanners. For more information on preparation for 3D scanning, see 3D Scanning Basics. Enter the scanning command in your Geomagic application to connect a scanner. After the Geomagic Capture application is initiated, check if the scanner has been connected properly. Note: If you have an issue with the scanner connection, see Network Configuration. Adjust the Exposure setting to get an ideal scan. For reference, A scan that shows a lot of red is over-exposed, and a scan that shows a lot of blue and black is under-exposed. Under-Exposed Over-Exposed Optimal Note: Scan quality can vary by the following factors: Environmental conditions Light and vibration can cause inaccuracies. Ensure the system is stable and the exposure is set to the conditions. Stability of the scanner and the object If either the scanner or the object move during the scan, the data will be inaccurate. Ensure both are stable and se- cure. Shape and size of the object If the part you want to scan has limited features, you must use target markers or spheres to align the data. Align the center of projected pattern to the camera focus. The red cross-hairs shows the camera focus and the gray grid on the object shows the projected pattern. Note: An exact positioning is not necessary. As long as the center of projected pattern is close to the camera focus, a satisfactory scan can be created. Camera Focus Center of Projected Pattern Click Scan A scan will be taken and imported into the application. Reposition the part and click Scan again to take another scan. Note: If a scan was made using the Best Fit alignment method, make sure at least 30% of the original scan area is in the next scan. If the Target Markers alignment method was used, make sure that at least three target markers from the first scan area are visible in the next scan. Continue scanning until the project is completed and click Accept (or 0K) in your Geomagic application. 3D Systems, Inc. 11 ****** Page 14 ****** SCAN AN OBJECT USING MULTIPLE SCANNERS Note: It is not recommended that you use scanner setup mixed with different type of the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanners. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Place either the partifact or another object on the stable plate and position the scanners around the part. Enter the scanning command in your Geomagic application to connect scanners. After the Geomagic Capture application is initiated, check if the scanners have been connected properly. Note: If you have an issue with the scanner connection, see Network Configuration. Set the center of projected pattern close to the camera focus. The red cross-hairs shows the camera focus and the gray grid on the object shows the projected pattern. Adjust the Exposure setting for the first scanner to get an ideal scan. Adjust the Exposure setting for the other scanners. Note: You can set the scanning settings for each connected scanner by navigating the scanner tabs. O Scan Go to Settings by clicking Settings to register the position of the connected scanners. 48 Select the desired registration methods for the scanners, then click Register. Note: If a part has spherical features more than three, for example, you can register the position of the scanners into one coordinate system with the Spheres registration method by detecting the center of spheres placed on the part. For more information, see Menu Overview. If you receive a "Registration successful" message, check the results and click 0K to accept the registration results. Note: If the registration failed, you can manually align scans in your Geomagic application, and then in Geomagic Capture use the current position to register the position of the scanners. Perform the following steps to manually update transforms: a) Click Accept (or 0K) to keep the scans. b) Go to the alignment command provided in your Geomagic application. c) Manually align the scans by using the alignment command. Device Registretion @ Spheres o Fit o Terget Markers •O Current Lacetion Register successful to d) Enter the scanning command, then go to Settings by clicking Settings update the transforms to the application. e) In the Device Registration, select Current Location, then click Register to update the transforms that has been created from the last scan alignment. The alignment results will be updated and used for later scanning. In the Device Status, check the registration status in each device if it says 0K. 3D Systems, Inc. 12 ****** Page 15 ****** 10. 11. 12. 13. In the Device Registration, change the method to the desired method. If you select the Best Fit method, for example, the Best Fit alignment will be used to align for the next scans. For more information, see Menu Overview. Go back to the Scan menu by clicking Bac @ Reposition the part and click Scan to take another scan. Note: If a scan was made using the Best Fit alignment method, make sure at least 30% of the original scan area is in the next scan. If the Target alignment method was used, make sure that at least three targets from the first scan area are visible in the next scan. Continue scanning until the project is completed and click Accept (0 0K) in your application. 3D Systems, Inc. 13 ****** Page 16 ****** AUTOMATICALLY SCAN AN OBJECT USING TURNTABLE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Make sure that all cables and cordsets that were delivered with the turntable and the scanner have already been connected properly to the scanner, the turntable, and your PC. Place either the partifact or another object on the turntable platform. Enter the scanning command in your Geomagic application to connect a scanner. After the Geomagic Capture application is initiated, check if the scanner has been connected properly. Adjust the Exposure setting to get an ideal scan. A scan that shows a lot of red is over-exposed, and a scan that shows a lot of blue and black is under-exposed. Set the center of projected pattern close to the camera focus. The red cross-hairs shows the camera focus and the gray grid on the object shows the projected pattern. Go to Settings by clicking Settin @to check the turntable connection. In the Device Status, check the check box next to the turntable. In the Device Registration, select the desired registration method, then click Register. The application will automatically take scans by rotating the plate in a certain degree, then will calibrate the turntable by aligning the scans. Once the process is completed, you will receive a "Registration successful" message. Click 0K, then check the turntable registration status if it says 0K. Go back to Scan menu by clicking Back In the Turntable option, adjust the slide bar to specify the number of rotational scans. Note: More scans will result in better coverage, but setting this value too high may result in a lot of excess data, which will only serve to slow down scanning and mesh operations. 6 to 12 scans are recommended. The number of scans can be adjusted up to 16 scans. Make sure that the part is on the turntable facing the scanner, then click Scan. Scanning, processing, and alignment will be automatically performed. These processes may take several minutes to complete. Check the results. Device Registretion O Spheres @ Best Fit o Target Markers o Current Lacetion Register Device Status Device Turntable O Scan O Scan Registered 0K 0K 0K Exposure 46 ms Auto Exposure Turntable E.€pcsut± 46 ms Exposule •Turn-std ± Scans Version If necessary, you can also place the part on its side and run another scan to capture the bottom and top of the part. Align to the other scans as needed by using the alignment commands provided in your Geomagic application. 3D Systems, Inc. 14 ****** Page 17 ****** SCAN AN OBJECT USING MULTIPLE SCANNERS WITH TARGET MARKERS By connecting multiple Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanners to a single PC, you can automate the 3D scanning process. The Geomagic Capture generates complete 3D scan data without any motion control and helps you to reduce scanning time. Scan Target Note: It is not recommended that you use scanner setup mixed with different type of the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanners. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Place target markers on either the partifact or another object. You can also put the target markers on a surface the part rests on, such as a turntable in order to use these features during alignment. Note: The placement of target markers should be in an unique pattern, similar to stellar constellations, to make it easy for the scanner to identify target markers. If you place the target markers in a regular pattern (such as a grid), the scanner may have difficulty matching target markers and fail to align scans. Please ensure the target markers are placed so cameras can see them even though the part is moved. Note: To align two scans, at least four target markers must be matched between the two scans. This means that regardless of which strategy you use for scanning, you must use enough target markers so that there are always at least four target markers visible from cameras in connected scanners during the scanning. Place the part on the stable plate and position the scanners around the part. For more information, see 3D Scanning Basics. Enter the scanning command in your Geomagic application to connect a scanner. After the Geomagic Capture application is initiated, check if the scanner has been connected properly. Set the center of projected pattern close to the camera focus. The red cross-hairs shows the camera focus and the gray grid on the object shows the projected pattern. Adjust the Exposure setting for the first scanner to get an ideal scan. Adjust the Exposure setting for the other scanners. O Scan 46 ms Auto Exposure 3D Systems, Inc. 15 ****** Page 18 ****** 8. 9. 10. 11. 12 13. 14. to register the position of the connected scanners. Go to Settings by clicking Settings In the Device Registration, select the Target Markers registration method, then click Device Registretion Register. O Spheres O aest Fit @ Tsrget Markers o Current Lacation Register Once the registration process is completed, you will receive a "Registration successful" message. Check the results and click 0K to accept the registration results. Note: If the registration failed, you can manually align scans in your Geomagic application, and then in Geomagic Capture use the current position to register the position of the scanners. Perform the following steps to manually update transforms: a) Click Accept (or 0K) to keep the scans. b) Go to the alignment command provided in your Geomagic application. c) Manually align the scans by using the alignment command. to update the transforms to the application. d) Enter the scanning command, then go to Settings by clicking Settings e) In the Device Registration, select Current Location, then click Register to update the transforms that has been created from the last scan alignment. The alignment results will be updated and used for later scanning. In the Device Status, check the registration status in each device if it says 0K. Check if the Target Markers registration method is selected. Go back to Scan menu by clicking Back Reposition the part and click Scan to take another scan. Note: Keep in mind that at least four target markers must be visible to cameras in the connected scanners, and that scan alignment requires that at least four target markers are found between scans. While capturing multiple scans, do not rotate or move the part too far, so that the scanner is unable to match target Device Registretion •O Spheres O asst Fit Target Markers •O Current Lacetion Register markers between consecutive scans for alignment. Continue scanning until the project is completed and click Accept 0K) in your application. 3D Systems, Inc. 16 ****** Page 19 ****** MENU OVERVIEW SCAN Geomagic Capture o O Scan Status: Char" expsure. Live View Exposure 45 ms Auto Exposure Turntable 6 Scans Settings Help Displays current camera view. This view can be changed by Scanner Tabs or Camera View Switch. Scanner Tab Allows users to switch each scanner's camera view. If multiple scanners are connected to the Geomagic Capture, those tabs will be displayed at the bottom of the Live View. Camera View Switch Allows users to switch between the side of camera view. It is useful when users check the right side or the left side of cameras in each connected scanner before scanning the part. Starting Position of Rotational Scanning Indicates the starting point of rotational scanning (from 0 to 360 rotational degrees). Scanning Button Starts the scanning. This button is available after the Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanner is connected to the application. When a turntable is connected and while the number of scans are being adjusted in the Turntable option, the small triangles will be displayed around the Scan button according to the specified number of divisions. When the scanning is started, a red (or blue) rounded line will be dynamically displayed around the Scan button, and indicates that where on a part a scanner is facing in 360 rotational degrees as well as how many times a scan was performed. 3D Systems, Inc. 17 ****** Page 20 ****** Capturing Options Options in this group allow users to manage their working environment and scan an object with optimal results. There are six options: Automatically determines the best exposure settings, and then captures an object. Easy Scan Note: HDR is used during the capturing process if necessary Scans multiple times at varying levels of exposures in order to capture large contrast variances for HOR scanned objects. Special capturing option which allows for capturing of difficult-to-capture noisy surfaces, such as High Sensitivity 41 Reduce Noise Last Scan hair. Minimizes waves or ripples that may be cause by tiny movements or ambient vibration during a capture process. Displays the last set of scans created. Delete Last Scan Deletes the last scan data created. Exposure Settings Allows users to adjust an exposure value. A scan that shows a lot of red is over-exposed, and a scan that shows a lot of blue and black is under-exposed. An optimal scan has a good balance, and several "high spots" of exposure. Under-Exposed Over-Exposed Optimal Note: Scan quality can vary by the following factors: Environmental conditions Light and vibration can cause inaccuracies. Ensure the system is stable and the exposure is set to the condi- tions. Stability of the scanner and the object If either the scanner or the object move during the scan, the data will be inaccurate. Ensure both are stable and secure. Shape and size of the object If the part you want to scan has limited features, you must use target markers or spheres to align the data. Turntable Settings Allows users to adjust the number of scan divisions in 360 rotational degrees. Note: More scans will result in better coverage, but setting this value too high may result in a lot of excess data, which will only serve to slow down scanning and post-processing operations. 6 to 12 scans are recommended. The number of scans can be adjusted up to 16 scans. Status Bar Shows the current working status of the scanner. Settings Goes to the Settings menu. Shows the Help document. 3D Systems, Inc. 18 ****** Page 21 ****** SETTINGS Geomagic Capture Help t} 16750 17812 Device Status Device 120 (16750) [VI 120 (17812) QI Turntable Exposure Registered 0K 0K Version 1.1.7.0 1.1.7.0 Scan Resolution C) High @ Medium O Low istreton C) Spheres @ Best Fit o Target Markers C) Current Location Register D 45 ms Auto Exposure Status: Changed exposure. Device Status Advanced Options Back e Manages device connection status. All listed devices can be connected or disconnected by selecting or clearing the check box next to the name of each device. Exposure Settings Allows users to adjust an exposure value. A scan that shows a lot of red is over-exposed, and a scan that shows a lot of blue and black is under-exposed. This option is linked with the Exposure option in the Scan menu. Under-Exposed Resolution Adjusts the resolutions of scanners. Over-Exposed Optimal High €— Constructs a high-density mesh (1/1 capture ratio). Medium — Constructs a medium-density mesh (1/4 capture ratio). Low — Constructs a low-density mesh (1/9 capture ratio). 3D Systems, Inc. 19 ****** Page 22 ****** Device Registration Methods Registers the position of connected devices or aligns scans into one coordinate system with various registration methods. The following table shows how the each registration method calculates a transform matrix from scans. Spheres Best Fit Target Markers After detecting the center point of spherical features from scans scanned from each connected scanner, calculates a transform matrix so that the distance between the corresponding reference points is minimized, and then uses the transforms for registering the position of the devices or for aligning scans into one coordinate system. Note: To register the position of connected devices with the Spheres registration method, an object requires to be positioned so that at least three spherical features can be matched between scans and must be visible in the camera view of each connected scanner while setting up the device registration. Calculates a transform matrix by aligning scans scanned from each connected scanners with the best-fit alignment method and uses the transforms for registering the position of the devices or for aligning scans into one coordinate system. After detecting target markers from scans scanned from each connected scanner, calculates a transform matrix so that the more than four scanned target markers can be matched, and then uses the transforms for registering the position of the devices or for aligning scans into one coordinate system. Note: To register the position of connected devices with the Target Markers registration method, an object requires to be positioned so that at least four target markers can be matched between scans and must be visible in the camera view of each connected scanner while setting up the device registration. Note: When using the device registration methods, refer to the tips below: Prevent the scan floor from being captured in a scan Apply white scanning spray or powder evenly and make sure an object is adequately covered Dim the lights Use proper sized target markers For more information on how to get better device registration and scan alignment results, see 3D Scanning Basics. Current Location Registers the position of connected devices by using the transform matrix calculated from the last scan alignment. If you already have scans aligned with the other alignment methods provided in your Geomagic application, you can update it to the Geomagic Capture. Register – After scanning an object with the selected registration method, and then uses the transforms for registering the position of connected devices or for aligning scans into one coordinate system. 3D Systems, Inc. 20 ****** Page 23 ****** Advanced Options Opens the Advanced Settings menu. Back Goes back to the Scan menu. Shows the Help document. 3D Systems, Inc. 21 ****** Page 24 ****** ADVANCED SETTINGS Advanced Options Device Status Device Turntable Network Configuration Registered Version 0K 0K Connection 0K 0K Auto Configure IP Address: Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: @ Use DHCP Apply Update Device Firmwares • Unknown Capture C) Turntable Close Device Status Manages device connection status. All listed devices can be connected or disconnected by selecting or clearing the check box next to the name of each device. Network Configuration Configures network settings. Note: To configure the network settings, you need to select the desired scanner first in the Device Status. Auto Configure -u Automatically reconfigures the network for all checked scanners. IP Address — Used to manually set a static IP address. Subnet Mask I Default Gateway — Used to manually set a subnet mask and a default gateway. For more information on setting up your Geomagic Capture Series 3D scanner and scanner connections, see Network Configuration. Use DHCP — Uses the DHCP IP protocol instead of static IP addresses. Apply —Applies all changes. Update Device Firmwares Updates device firmwares via file. For more information, see Updatinq Device Firmwares. 3D Systems, Inc. 22 ****** Page 25 ****** 3D Systems, Inc. 333 Three D Systems Circle I Rock Hill, SC | 29730 3dsystems.com 02014 3D Systems, Inc. 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