LiveScan, which involves the scan data being read from the scanner into Geomagic Design X directly rather than through an intermediary software application, should be used whenever possible. The Import option can be used in lieu of LiveScan if the scanner is not supported, or if the data has already been collected and saved to a file.
The following scanners are supported in LiveScan:
Be sure to download the latest drivers from the arm’s manufacturer and calibrate first.
Performing the alignment in the first stage of the LiveScan dialog is optional. If probe data is going to be captured, then it is highly recommended to align before probing.