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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(incl. Boot Camp).

Supported Ares Commander versions: ARES® Commander 2022 for Windows® 64-bit

Technical requirements: the Minimal 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 an 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 using 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 a 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 4.4 or newer. For example:

Minimum (slow performance): NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2GB VRAM.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660/Quadro K2000 and newer.
AMD Radeon R9 270/FirePro W5100 and newer.
The latest available drivers.

Recommended (good performance): Discrete Graphics card specifications such as GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB  or above with the latest available drivers.

NOTE: In cases where you have multiple GPU’s, Undet for Ares Commander will only utilize one of those GPU’s. In some cases, you will need to manually disable the integrated video card.


Software installation

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


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Note regarding installation: 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.

Additional useful information:

Video tutorial on how to create an Undet project: Video how to create Undet project

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

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