Back to top

Gocator Firmware

Upgrade Your Sensor to the Latest Version of Gocator Firmware!

Browse below for the latest Gocator Firmware* smart 3D features and tools. Or, you can explore HexSight 2D vision libraries, which are available for free for all Gocator users!

For an introduction to Gocator's capabilities, we invite you to watch our Gocator Training Videos.

*Version 4.6 now available for download.

Gocator Firmware 4.5 intro image
New! "Feature" Outputs For Tools

In addition to producing single valued measurement results, tools now output points and lines called “Features”. Features can be fed to Feature tools that can produce geometric measurements that previously required scripts or other solutions. Watch the video on the left for an in-depth look at how this works in the Surface Edge tool.

New! Extracting Complex Geometry with Features

Feature tools take features as inputs and produce measurements based on more complicated geometry calculations. Watch the video on the left for an in-depth look at the Feature Intersection Tool and Feature Dimension Tool.

New! Angle Anchoring for Greater Measurement Reliability

In Gocator, regions of interest (ROI) have always been able to track the horizontal or vertical movement of a part using X, Y or Z anchoring. Now, regions can also track the angular movement​ of a part using angle anchoring. This means that your ROIs can track part rotation and achieve higher repeatability as a result. Watch the video to see how it works!

New! Multisensor Networking for Maximum Scan Coverage

Previous versions of Gocator Firmware supported dual-sensor networking with built-in support for main/buddy pairing, alignment, and stitching. Now, Gocator supports many sensors in a network with expanded built-in support to assign multiple buddy sensors in a flexible layout and create a single, dense 3D point cloud ready for measurement. Watch the video to see how it works!

Gocator Firmware 4.6 Continuity Spot Selection
New! Continuity Based Spot Detection

Use this new advanced spot processing feature to select the right laser profile points that might be hidden within "noise" due to reflections, ambient hot spots, weak laser reflections, etc. [Thumbnail shows Spot Selection Set to None (Left) vs. Spot Selection Set to Continuity (Right)].

Gocator Development Kit (GDK) for Embedding Custom Measurement Tools

An introduction to the industry first GDK for firmware customization. Learn how to download and use the GDK to develop and write your own custom measurement algorithms in the Gocator Firmware itself.

Gocator Accelerator (GoX) for Sensor Acceleration

An introduction to the GoX using a 3110 snapshot sensor. Learn how GoX is used to decrease cycle times by offloading data processing to a PC for added processing speed and memory capacity.

Gocator Emulator “Virtual” Sensor Environment

An introduction to our “virtual Gocator” experience. Learn how to simulate a scenario from a real sensor using pre-recorded data, or load your own recorded data to the Emulator. Familiarize yourself with Gocator’s capabilities and the different Gocator models using Emulator today!

Part Sectioning for Performing Advanced 3D Measurements

Watch the short instructional video above to learn how Sectioning allows you to define a cross-section from a 3D model of a part in Surface Mode, then perform advanced 3D measurements on that section. Sectioning is ideal for leveraging the existing profile tools and is a significant addition to Gocator Firmware's functionality.

Part Matching Automatically Aligns and Inspects Arbitrarily Oriented Parts

With the Part Matching feature, Gocator can accurately inspect parts regardless of their orientation as they pass on a transportation system (e.g. assembly line). Typically, users have to develop specialized image processing algorithms or need to mechanically re-align parts that are presented out-of-position. Firmware 4.2 simplifies this with powerful and flexible Edge Matching capability that automatically performs part realignment before applying Gocator’s built-in measurements tools.

G1 Profile Mode Provides Built-In Ability To Generate Part Profiles

Profile Mode allows users to generate and inspect profiles of scanned parts using a Gocator single point sensor. Profile Mode builds 3D part profiles by intelligently combining high speed range data into a profile of the scanned part with flexible part detection logic that supports a range of acquisition methods such as fixed length of movement, digital input control status and height thresholding.


User Configurable X Resampling Interval
User Configurable X Resampling Interval

This feature gives you fine-tuned This feature gives you fine-tuned control over the amount of data they receive, and empowers you to make your own decisions regarding trade-off between accuracy and hardware requirements.

Gocator Firmware 4 Redefines the User Experience... On ANY Browser!
Gocator Firmware 4 Redefines the User Experience... On ANY Browser!

Gocator Firmware 4 is a complete redesign of the web browser user interface experience that makes the inspection process even more efficient than ever before. Driven by market feedback, Gocator Firmware 4 has an improved workflow and layout that aligns with common industry practices. Measurement tools are intuitively regrouped by categories for quick setup. It’s web-based graphical user interface delivers simpler setup of measurement tools while maintaining advanced capabilities and control.

Part Edge Filtering Improves Measurement Accuracy

Firmware 4 has the built-in capability to remove noise around the perimeter and interior of scanned surfaces or parts. Noise filtering increases repeatability and accuracy of 3D measurements by allowing the measurement regions to be placed with precision without any noise interference.

Greater Ability To Handle Part Variations With Flexible Anchoring

With Flexible Anchoring, measurement results can be used as anchoring sources for other measurements. This feature supports multiple anchoring sources within the same setup. Measurement tools can now be used to solve complex applications with part position and size variations, giving users the flexibility in setting up measurement tools. There is no limit to the number of anchors used in an application.

Surface Generation Offers Flexibility With Various Setup Options

The latest Firmware now supports a number of methods to create a surface or a 3D point cloud. This provides greater control and flexibility for supporting common industry scanning methods such as conveyor, web, robotic, and rotational scanning setup.

FactorySmart® Sensors

Increase your quality and productivity with smart 3D for the factory

contact us