Hardware requirements

The right computer makes a big difference

Windows hardware is the best, and in many cases, the only appropriate hardware for viewing point cloud data.

Leica Scans


To view data from a Leica scanner, you will need Jetstream software on a Windows PC. 

Click here to learn about installing and making the most of Jetstream software.


FARO Scans 


Scene LT software

A Windows PC with a dedicated video card (not compatible with on-board Intel video cards) is required for viewing Scene LT scanner data. Most laptops do not have a dedicated video card, however if it does, you have the option to change which video card the Scene LT software uses. Be sure to set Scene LT to the dedicated video card rather than the "integrated video card.” These dedicated video cards are usually from Nvidia or Radeon.

Scene2Go 

Scene2Go software on a Windows PC is another option for viewing FARO scanner data. Please note an additional cost may be associated with providing this format of scan data.