Version 1.96 - October 27, 2014
ENHANCED: LASER Scan Handling is FASTER
|The logic for handling incoming scan data is optimized to be faster than in previous versions.|
This creates less of a bottleneck during scanning - even when the point count is very high.
ENHANCED: The Number of Maximum Stripes and Points Per Stripe Were Increased for the FARO LASER Scanner v6 Increased Output Capacities
|The FARO version 6 LLP has much higher point count output capacities than the previous versions of the scanners.|
This version of VTube can handle all the points that the v6 can send.
NEW: Realtime Display of Scanned Points
This is the first version of VTube-LASER to display the points as it scans.
Taking in scanned points is a very intense activity for the computer. So, built-in logic senses when the operator pauses input for a second, then draws a culled (reduced) set of points on the screen as representative of the entire cloud scanned.
This feature works for both LASER and TACTILE measurements.
This feature also works for SPLIT BEND scans.
How To See Realtime Scanned Points
To use this feature, scan some stripes, then let up on the green button. You will see the stripes scanned displayed on the screen in about a second. Then continue scanning. Any time you want to see what you scanned, just release the green button to pause the scanning, and the new data will display zoomed fully to the screen.
ENHANCED: DRO Now Shows STRIPE Count AND Total POINT Count at the Same Time
|Previous versions will only show the STRIPE count during laser scanning. |
This version will show both counts during Laser scanning.
ENHANCED: Point Labels Draw More Efficiently
|The point labels and end labels now draw more efficiently than before in both VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP modes. |
Now they draw only after the orbit pauses. This makes orbiting much faster.
Also, the label redraw logic was fixed during part load so that the user no longer has to manually redraw the part to fix the label positions.
UPDATED: Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish Translations Updated
|All the language files are updated for VTube.|
This update includes the new button hints for buttons that have no captions.
The GERMAN translation for the toolbar buttons is too wide, so only the GERMAN hints for thoses buttons displays.
CRITICAL FIX: Split Bend Scanning for 180 Degree Bends
|If you use split bend scanning then this is a critical update for you.|
A split bend measurement would not complete properly in UNISCAN mode. This has been repaired.
FIX: Corrected Automatic Remeasure of the Straight After a Split Bend Measure
|Automatic remeasures on a straight just after a split bend measurement would not work unless you moved back TWO steps preceding the requested measurement.|
This has been repaired so that you can now safely follow the guide box suggestion of remeasuring the current straight.
ENHANCED: The Measurement Complete Box Will No Longer Show the Alignment Choices If No Master Data Exists
|When no master data exists, then there is nothing to align the measure tube to.|
In this case, the Measurement Complete window shows a message that explains that no alignment choices exists, and makes the alignment buttons invisible.
This is the menu you would expect if you are reverse-engineering a part.
ENHANCED: The UNISCAN a DIAMETER Control Allows You to Toggle the LASER Scanner
|The toggle LASER button is now available for measuring diameters.|
This allows you to toggle from LASER to TACTILE style measurements on the fly.
ENHANCED: The Guide Messages During Measuring Are Improved for Clarity
|The messages inside the tube measure control have been improved. For UNISCAN, it would say "measure 1 of 1" - which too vague.|
Now it reads the more helpful "Measure Straight then Press Red Button".
ENHANCED: Backup Mode Now Works with Both Laser STRIPES and TACTILE Points
|Backup mode didnt'work with LASER scans in previous versions. Now it does. The mode, if used, will clear ALL the stripes in the buffer for rescanning.|
When this occurs, you will see the stripe count and point count in the DRO reset to zero, and the points in the viewport will clear.
For TACTILE measurements, the Backup Mode will delete ALL points in the buffer. (In previous versions, it would delete only the last point.)
We determined that it was better to just delete all the points and start over if a measurement required the Backup Mode.
- Components would not display the new language loaded until after VTube was restarted. This has been fixed.
- Download the FULL INSTALL VTube-LASER version 1.96 setup file (for measuring with the FARO arm).
- Download the FULL INSTALL VTube-LASER PROGRAMMER version 1.96 setup file (for offline programming - no connection to the FARO).
Password for Installation
- The installation password for version 1.96 can be obtained from Dawne Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.