SA Release 2017.02.09

At New River Kinematics (NRK), we are dedicated to the continuous development of our core metrology software package, SpatialAnalyzer® (SA). We pay close attention to our users' feedback and regularly incorporate user suggestions into new releases. In fact, you'll find that we never stop improving and enhancing SA. Read below for the latest updates, enhancements, and fixes in SA Release 2017.02.09. Click here for the download page.

SA Release 2017.02.09

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Instrument Updates

Added Support for Faro Vantage S and Vantage E Laser Trackers
This requires an update to new JRE and Camera (for older trackers with side mount camera) files, which are available for download from our FTP site:

  • The interface was updated to corresponding SDK v. from 4.3.0. This fully supports older tracker models, but the update is required for all models due to the SDK update.


Added Support for V-Stars “Dream” 6D Targets
Dream “Drill & Ream Enhanced Accuracy Measurement” targets are custom definable 6D targets with a target definition in V-stars and used as a 6D probe. The SpatialAnalyzer interface has been enhanced to measure from these custom devices. The use of this 6D targeting requires VSTARS v. or later.


Added Support for Dynamic Reference Control in the AICON Interface
The SpatialAnalyzer’s AICON Interface now provides the ability to define and set dynamic reference systems within AICON’s MoveInspect software. This can be done by specifying a name in the interface and interacting with the SA graphics to select the points to be used for the reference system. It's also possible to switch between available reference systems, which is directly reflected within MoveInspect. This functionality requires MoveInspect software v7.01.06 or greater.


SA Toolkit Enhancements

Measurement Count Defaults Can Now be Easily Enabled
Previously, Feature Measurement Counts had to enabled in the Users Options. This has been simplified so that measurement counts can be set as default at any time and will be applied to any additional features of that type.



Construction Commands

New Layout Points on Ellipse Construction Utility
Construct points by layout in an ellipse were added. This function provides extensive control for precise layout of elliptical point patterns.

Bug Fixes

Fixed Issue with T-Scan Point Cloud Visibility
Point Clouds measured from a T-Scan were hidden by default in the 2017.01.12 version and it was difficult to make them visible. This has been corrected.

Improved Align to Cloud to CAD Reliability
Certain CAD models caused problems with Cloud to CAD Alignment and measures were taken to increase the robustness of this function.

Improved Cardinal Point Tree Management Function
Improved synchronization between active cardinal points and those disabled to help prevent confusions between dynamic and constructed points.


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Interested in learning more about SA? We regularly update the SA User Manual (which is installed when you install SA) to reflect the most recent updates and changes to SA. Click here for the download page.