LMI Gocator firmware 5.0 – Smart 3D Unleashed

High-Definition 3D Data Viewer

Gocator firmware 5.0 is now available as a free download. The new firmware introduces several major developments that address immediate customer needs and elevate Gocator to a new standard of 3D visualization responsiveness.

It delivers a scalable, responsive, high-definition 3D viewer that can handle millions of 3D data points efficiently across all devices including mobile. Users get fast visualization that eliminates waiting for progress bar completion, page loads, or warning messages, and makes working in 3D more productive and enjoyable.


The Gocator 5.x web interface requires Chrome, Firefox or Edge. IE 11 is supported in a limited fashion

The 5.x releases are compatible with 4.x SDK.

Multi-Sensor 360º Ring Layout

Gocator firmware 5.0 supports multi-sensor ring layouts* (in addition to the existing wide, angled, opposing, and reverse layouts). The ring configuration allows users to acquire a raw (i.e., unprocessed) 3D point cloud of the entire circumference of a scan target without losing any data points. Use measurement results from our new Profile Area tool to calculate total object volume.

Customer Benefits:

  • 360º degree cross sectional visualization
  • Measure target features from all sides and inspect the entire object shape
  • Achieve full data preservation on object sides and overhanging areas
  • Use your own optimization software in combination with the raw 3D point cloud data from Gocator
    * Ring layout is currently only available in Profile mode.


Multi-Sensor Alignment with 6 Degrees of Freedom (DoF)

Based on mechanical alignment, Gocator Firmware 5.0 delivers micron-accurate models that do not rely on geometry to achieve high repeatability.

Customer Benefits:

  • Easily align multi-sensor systems with 6 degrees of freedom (DoF) to produce a single, high-density point cloud
  • Stagger sensors in a multi-sensor system along the scan direction
  • Automatically compensate for inaccurate mounting (rotation and angled variation)


New Snapshot Scan Capabilities for Concave, Reflective Surfaces

Snapshot sensors now deliver exceptional results for curved, shiny targets by generating a greater number of data points. Examples include countersunk holes and bowl-shaped reflective surfaces.


Other notable additions in firmware 5.0

  • Plane geometric feature for high-repeatability point-to-plane measurements (ideal for consumer electronics applications)
  • Sensor crash/assert diagnostic for recording crash logs to improve onsite de-bugging


New Features

New data viewer The new data viewer provides high performance 3D visualization and displays
high density datasets. It is based on WebGL and WebSockets, which offer
increased performance and no longer require the Adobe Flash plugin.


G3 point cloud data output Disabling uniform spacing provides a raw 3D point cloud from the sensor and
reduces sensor CPU usage.


Polygon target
A new target option allows more accurate alignment of ring-layout sensor
systems. Sensors are aligned relative to the corners of a square or rectangular
cross-section target. Other polygonal cross-section targets can be used as well.


Profile Closed Area
The new Profile Closed Area tool allows cross sectional area measurements on
profiles with uniform spacing disabled. This tool is specifically designed for use
with multi-sensor ring-layout systems on 360-degree scans for high-accuracy
volume measurement.


Surface Sphere tool The new Surface Sphere tool allows for accurate measurement of sphere center
position and radius.


GDK access to runtime
GDK tools can now access “runtime variables” which can be set from PLC
protocols. These are the same variables that were previously accessible via the
Script tool.


Sensor crash
Sensors will now after a crash notify and prompt the user to download a Gocator
support file. The Gocator support file now includes crash information that can be
used in determining the root cause of the crash. This not only applies to
firmware issues but also issues caused by GDK tools


Digital, Analog, Serial
output in GoX
When using the GoX Accelerator, it is now possible to output from sensor I/O
with digital, analog, and serial outputs.


ASCII fixed length
number formatting
ASCII output can now be formatted with fixed length numbers using a zero prefix
such that handling on robot controller and PLCs is easier


G200 Raw tools Standard raw profile tools can now operate on G200 scan data. Profile position
and dimension measurements can be performed.