Installation and Activation
Undet for Ares Commander is a plug-in for Ares Commander® software that can only be installed on Windows PC’s with Ares Commander® installed.
Operating System: Windows OS 64 bit. MAC is not supported.
Supported Ares Commander versions: ARES® Commander 2019/2020 for Windows® 64-bit
Technical requirements: the Minim technical requirements are the same as for Ares Commander, but since Undet is dealing with point clouds, which is often heavy and data rich (millions of points having XYZ coordinates, Intensity and RGB values) some specs are worth upgrading.
RAM: The bigger the point cloud project the more RAM will be needed. Most users working with small scale point clouds will be fine with 8 GB of RAM. When dealing with tens of gigabytes of scan data 16 GB of RAM will be welcomed. Heavy duty point cloud professionals utilizing hundreds of gigabytes in a single project will appreciate 32 GB of RAM or more.
Hard Drive: An SSD is far faster than a HDD. If your project is located on a drive in a server machine, LAN will reduce performance considerably. Thus, copy your project to the local drive for better performance. Strongly recommend to use SSD.
CPU: Multiple threads are not supported, therefore, you need to pay attention to single thread performance.
GPU: While your CPU can render graphics, it’ll do so at a much slower rate than a GPU. Thus, we recommend using graphical processors like NVidia or AMD with 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 3.2 or better. There is no need to go for the fanciest series. For example:
Minimum: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant (slow performance)
Recommended: Discrete Graphics card specifications such as GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB or above (good performance)
First, you need to create an Undet project with Undet Indexer (Undet project creator), if you don’t have any point cloud data, below you will find several already created Undet demo projects. To open an Undet project with Ares Commander, please download the Ares Commander software and Undet plug-in (Undet for Ares Commander). If you are a FARO SCENE webshare cloud user, we recommend trying the Undet Browser for new interactive features, including navigating using the point cloud Clipping Box.
1. Download Indexer (project creator): Undet Indexer.exe
2. Download Ares Commander: ARES Commander 2019 for Windows 64-bit.exe
3. Download Undet plug-in: Undet for Ares Commander.exe
4. Download Undet Browser: Undet Browser.exe
Additional useful information:
Video tutorial on how to create an Undet project: Video how to create Undet project
PDF Tutorial on how to create an Undet project: Undet indexer User Manual
Undet for Ares Commander help: Undet for Ares Commander User Manual
2D drafting tutorial video: Tutorial on How to draw a building elevation from point clouds
2D drafting tutorial video: Tutorial on How to draw a floor plan drawing from point clouds
2D drafting tutorial video: Tutorial on How to draw a building section drawing from point clouds
Undet demo project (point cloud): Small Chapel DEMO 463 Mb
Undet demo project (point cloud): Wooden Church (Internal & external) DEMO 1.2 GB
Undet demo project (point cloud): UAV City Area DEMO 385 Mb
Undet demo project (point cloud): Simply Building including 1st floor DEMO 1.3 GB
Undet demo project (point cloud): Railway Bridge DEMO 660 Mb
Some antivirus software may disturb the installation process. If installation was blocked by your antivirus software, we recommend that you temporarily disable your antivirus software during the Undet for Ares Commander installation process.
Undet requires the latest Microsoft Framework, which is a heavy update that might take some time to install. But if your PC is up to date it should take just a couple minutes.
After installing Undet with Ares Commander, you will, by default, begin a 31-day free trial.
Undet with Ares Commander license options:
Node-locked license (Annual license). An annual license can be bought from our website
http://www.undet.com/purchase-undet-with-ares-commander/ – (instructions on how to order an annual license).
Annual license can be bought from our sales team firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexible licensing allows users to work from multiple computers. You can use the same annual license on two work machines (your home and work computers). You can manage your license in the start drawing pop-up – by selecting “manage account”, which is appears each time you open Ares Commander with Undet.
All software licenses are managed through the Ares Commander customer portal.