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Short description

ScantraConnect is a SCENE App which connects SCENE and Scantra directly. This enables SCENE-projects to run a bundle block adjustment without the need of target points. Thereby all references and inclinometer data will be considered by Scantra. ScantraConnect applies all information in the SCENE project calculated by Scantra (
Scantra ( is a program for automated registration of laserscan point clouds based on identical planes and points. Prior to its registration, the relative positions of the point clouds are unknown. Applying Scantra, overlapping Scans are automatically oriented with high precision and reliability. This is achieved by automatic dectection and matching of identical planes instead of target points.
Following the mutual orientation of the scan pairs, all point clouds are oriented via block adjustment in a common reference coordinate system.


ScantraConnect features:

transfers positions and inclinometer values between SCENE and Scantra (

  • export of scan transformation parameters
  • export of scan inclinometer values
  • export of tiepoints (Spheres, Checkerboards, picked Points) per Scan
  • export of references (if present)
  • import of scan transformation parameters
  • takes into account the scan names

Available licensing models is:

  • Full license – pay once, use the same major version lifetime


SCANcon menu
ScantraConnect menu

SCANcon menu
ScantraConnect toolbar

  1. install APP
  2. load a Project
  3. start ScantraConnect
    choose desired feature from menu or toolbar
    • export to SCANTRA
    • import from SCANTRA
  4. if importing, choose options
  5. if satisfied, save project after importing the data!

BEWARE: APP does not show any message, if overwriting database entries!

SCANcon export dialog SCANcon export dialog
ScantraConnect export dialog

Known Issues

  • Unloading the app while running will cause SCENE to crash.
  • With Scantra v2.3.1.0 up to v2.3.1.106 (last Version tested, released 03.01.2019)
    • the "Referece Scan" is missing in the results and will not be transformed in SCENE
      set the transformation-matrix in SCENE to 0,0,0
      • RMB [right mouse button] on scan
      • properties
      • transformation
      • set the POSITION fields to zero
  • Since SCANTRA v2.3.2.111 (pilot-version) this is solved!

System Requirements and Compatibility

  • SCENE 5.1.6 and above
  • SCENE 5.1.6 LT and above
  • Identical with SCENE
  • Network card for licensing
  • SCENE must be run as administrator to install the plug-in
  • SCENE must be run as administrator to install any license (if license is installed with user privileges, each user has to install the license seperately)


  • 03.02.2016 - Version 1.0.7
    • Bugfix in license manager
    • new feature: remove all transformations of clusters/folders, if importing new transformations
  • 06.03.2017 - Version 1.0.9
    • license manager changed (still working with former licenses), now compatible to Windows 10 registry behavior.
    • new feature: will not write inklinometer covariances anymore • use "Edit->Options->Registration" in SCANTRA to set the needed values for the inclinometer!
    • new feature: Checkbox to update the positions in the "Adjacency Graph" in SCANTRA
    • new feature: export single custer (all the other values in the SCANTRA-databases remain unchanged!).
  • 20.03.2017 - Version 1.0.10
    • tested with Windows 10 and SCENE
  • 02.09.2020 - Version 1.0.13
    • tested with Windows 10 and SCENE 2019.2.5.4303
    • skip transformation reset on cluster level
    • right mouse button on cluster to transfer this cluster only


End User license Agreement (PDF*)

User manual (PDF*)

Trial Version / Full Version
ScantraConnect Version 1.0.13

Net price of this app is 890,- EUR

APP can be ordered at the FARO 3D App Center
direct link to the APP in the FARO 3D App Center: scantaxi SCANcon

or direct per email (orders [at],

* requires PDF-Reader


  • September 2020
    updated to 1.0.13 (import changed, RightMouseButton on cluster added) (SCANcon)


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