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Latest Videos

Version 4

Video 20230224: Proper End Straight Scanning Ensures Correct End Point Locations

Michael Cone, the lead developer for VTube-LASER shows how to get reliable end point locations from proper end straight scanning techniques.

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Video 20230206: How to learn, test, and use the DCP (Diameter Cut Plane) to measure tube straights that are near other objects

This video shows how to learn, test, and use the DCP feature to measure tubes that run near other objects.

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Video 20230112: How to Export to Microsoft Excel from VTube

This video shows the different ways to export from VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER to Microsoft Excel.

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Video 20230106: Easy Fine-tuning for Bender Corrections with Correction Percentage

This video shows how to quickly reduce bender adjustments using Correction Percentage.

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Video 20221006: GD&T Perpendicularity Tutorial for End Trim Profile Measure Process

This video shows how to use the End Trim Profile measure process to calculate GD&T perpendicularity.

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Video 20220927: Measuring a Can-Am Maverick Radius Rod with VTube-LASER Space Objects

This video shows Calvin Nichoson (VTube-LASER Technician) measuring a Can-Am Maverick radius rod with VTube-LASER version 4 Space Objects.

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Video 20220912: Sneak Peek Preview - Space Objects Feature in Version 4

This video shows a sneak peek of the new Space Object feature coming in version 4 of VTube-LASER.

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Video 20220908: Sneak Peek Preview - Shallow Bend Logic in Version 4

This video shows a sneak peek of the new Shallow Bend logic coming in version 4 of VTube-LASER which increases bend point location placement by up to 10 times.

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Version 3.2

Video 20220823: Automatic Global Configuration Backup File Location

This video shows VTube making automatic backups of the Global Configuration file.

The backup files ensure that you never lose the configuration of the global configuration file. If the configuration is lost, then it can be easily recovered with these files.

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Video 20220819: Overview of VTube-LASER to COMCO Communications

This video shows an overview of communications to the COMCO benders using VTube-LASER

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Video 20220629: How Set Up to Correct SMI Benders with VTube-LASER

This video shows set up VTube-LASER to correct SMI benders.

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Video 20220603: How To Measure Square and Rectangular Tubing with VTube-LASER and a FARO ScanArm

This video shows how use a FARO Quantum ScanArm to measure square or rectangular tubing.

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Video 20220513: How To Measure Square Tube with VTube-LASER Using a HEXAGON Scan Arm

This video shows how to import models, measure them, correct tube benders to adjust the shape, and then qualify square tube shapes using VTube-LASER Corner Profile measure process.

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Video 20220421: How To Set Up and Test VTube-LASER to CNC Bender ProControl Communications

This video shows how to set up and test communications with the SMT CNC Bender ProControl benders.

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Video 20220420: Measuring 180-degree Bends with Kreon Scan Arms

This video shows how to measure 180-degree bends with the Kreon scan arm.

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Video 20220413: Square Tube Measuring with Kreon Scan Arms

This video shows square tube measuring using a Kreon scan arm.

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Video 20220331: Improved Best Fit For Shallow Bends

This video shows how this version of VTube-LASER has an improved Best Fit algorithm designed to handle tubes with shallow bends.

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Version 3.1

Video 20220221-C: Aligning the Kreon Scanner in VTube-LASER

This video shows how to align the Kreon scanner to the Kreon arm in VTube-LASER before you start using the Kreon arm the first time.

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Video 20220221-B: Controlling the Kreon Video Settings Properly

This video shows how to enter and control the values in the Kreon Video Settings window.

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Video 20220221: Verifying VTube-LASER and Kreon with a Test Cylinder

This video shows how to set up and use a test cylinder to verify your measuring system at the beginning of each day.

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Video 20220216: VTube-LASER Using a Kreon Scan Arm

This video shows the connection to a Kreon ACES scan arm with a Solano blue line scanner.

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Video 20220113: How to Calculate VTube-LASER Tube Elongation Percentage

This video shows how to calculate tube elongation percentage with VTube-LASER.

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Video 20211207: VTube-LASER Correction for Han Jie Benders

This video shows how easy it is to auto-correct an SMT Han Jie CNC bender (Version 3.1 build 638)

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Version 3.0

Video 20210702: How To Enter Tangent Points to Define the Centerline in VTube

Michael Cone explains how the new Tangent Point Entry Grid feature allows operators to enter tangent-point-based centerline data in VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER.(Version 3 build 555, July 2, 2021)

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Video 20210622: Get Great End Scans Using Flier Filters in VTube-LASER

Michael Cone explains the End Scan Flier Filter feature that automatically removes fliers from end scans. (Version 3 build 542, June 22, 2021)

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Video 20210505: How To Determine Positive and Negative Rotation Directions

Michael Cone explains how to determine if the rotation direction on your CNC bender matches the rotation direction in VTube.

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Video 20210503: Automatic Reverse Calc

Michael Cone explains the new Automatic Reverse Calc in VTube version 3 build 513.

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Video 20210421: Why and How to Use MTA (Measured Tube Averaging)

Michael Cone shows the why and how of MTA.

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Video 202100413: VTube v3 NPS Values Tutorial

Michael Cone shows how to use the new NPS values in VTube.

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Video 202100406: VTube-LASER Reverse Engineering Tutorial

Michael Cone shows how easy it is to reverse engineer a tube shape with VTube-LASER.

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Video 20210330: VTube-LASER to Transfluid Bender Communications

This video shows how easy it is to communicate with Transfluid tProject bender software.

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Video 20210313: How to Enter Bender Data of Different Types in the Same Project

This video shows how to enter bender data of mixed data types and then reverse calc to centerline XYZ data.

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Video 20210310: How to Import New Report Templates

This video shows how to import new report templates into VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER.

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Video 20210212: Switch the FARO Scanner ON and OFF Manually

Use this process to quickly switch the FARO scanner on or off manually.

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Video 20201221: VTube-LASER Five-minute Bender Correction for UTE Select (HEXAGON)

See how to correct a tube shape in a UTE SELECT bender in less than 5 minutes.

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Video 20201117: Calculate Centerline Radii Using Measure Bend Profile (FARO)

Quickly and accurately measure the centerline radius using the Measure Bend Profile process.

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Video 20201111B: Automatic Copy of the Default Tolerance to Tube Straights

Learn how automatically copy the edited default tangent/midpoint tolerance to all the tube straights.

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Video 20201111: How to Use Precision Weight Control Alignment to Simulate Zero-Tolerance Gauges

Learn how to use Precision Weight Control Alignment in VTube-LASER to better simulate zero-tolerance gauges.

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Video 20200930: How to Measure and Qualify OD End Profiles Using Assembly (HEXAGON)

This video shows how to use Assembly to measure and qualify OD end profiles using a HEXAGON arm.

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Video 20200924: How to Measure and Qualify Ports on a Tube Using Assembly (HEXAGON)

This video shows how to use Assembly to measure and qualify ports attached to a tube using VTube-LASER Assembly. The same principle can be extended to holes in tube shapes.

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Video 20200923: How to Measure and Qualify Ports on a Tube Using Assembly (FARO)

This video shows how to use Assembly to measure and qualify ports attached to a tube using VTube-LASER Assembly. The same principle can be extended to holes in tube shapes.

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Video 20200804: Measuring a Brake Line with a FARO EDGE Arm

This video shows VTube-LASER measuring a brake line with a legacy FARO Edge Scan Arm.

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Video 20200722: Scanning Tube with a Legacy ROMER Scan Arm

This video shows VTube-LASER using an older RS-7520-SI arm with a version 1 scanner.

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Video 20200709: Real-time Overall Scan Scores Build Confidence (HEXAGON RA8)

This video shows how VTube-LASER scan scoring system helps users know they are measuring well.

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Video 20200609: How to Use Multiple Versions of the Same Part in One Project

This video shows how to use Assembly to create multiple versions of the same part in one project. Each version can then be used to measure the part at various stages of the fabrication process.

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Video 20200515: How Import 180-degree Bend Models

This video shows how to import models with 180-degree bends.

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Video 20200514: How to Change Languages in VTube

This video shows how to change languages in the VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP user interface.

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Video 20200406: Measure Corner Profile with VTube-LASER and FARO Quantum

This video shows how to measure a corner profile shape with the Corner Profile measure process using a FARO Quantum arm.

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Video 20200331: VTube UNIVERSITY Training Video: Verify a HEXAGON Arm with a Precision Cylinder Bar

This is a VTube University video that shows how to quickly verify a HEXAGON ScanArm with VTube-LASER and a precision cylinder bar.

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Video 20200327: VTube UNIVERSITY Training Video: Introduction to Import and Measuring Tube Shape Demo Tube 5 with a FARO Arm


This video is a VTube University video designed to accompany training document 20200327..002" this support page.

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Video 20200323: VTube UNIVERSITY Training Video: FARO Account Manager Demo Training


This video is a VTube University video designed to show how to demonstrate VTube-LASER using a FARO ScanArm.

This video is a supplement to the demo training document available on this support page.

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Video 20200320: VTube UNIVERSITY Training Video: End Scans

(HEXAGON RA8-7 ScanArm)

This video is a VTube University video designed to show how to effectively end scan a tube using VTube-LASER.

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Video 20200306: VTube-LASER Correction of an OMCG Wire Bender

(HEXAGON RA7-7 ScanArm)

This video shows a corrections loop between VTube-LASER and an OMCG wire bender.

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Video 20200225: How to manually setup the Ethernet port for HEXAGON RDS connection

You can manually setup the Ethernet port following the steps in this short video.

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Video 20200206: How to Switch from Probe to LASER with HEXAGON RA8 Arms

Switching from probe to laser is easy with the three-way toggle button.

(Using a HEXAGON RA8 ScanArm)

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Version 2.9.21

Video 20200204: How to Measure a Bend Radius with Bend Profile Process

See how to use VTube-LASER Bend Profile measure process to measure a bend radius.

(Using a FARO Quantum ScanArm)

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Video 20200114: How to Use VTube-LASER Corner Profile Measure Process for Different Tube Profiles

See how to use VTube-LASER Corner Profile measurement for PROFILE, SQUARE, RECTANGULAR, and EXTRUDED shapes - with either the LASER or the BALL PROBE.

(Using a HEXAGON 8325 ScanArm)

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Video 110: Corner Profile Measure Process

This demo video shows how VTube-LASER can easily measure corner profiles.

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Video 107: Corrections Loop with SOCO Beckhoff Controls

This demo video shows how VTube-LASER performs corrections loop communications with SOCO Beckhoff controls.

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Version 2.9.20

Video 105: Measuring a Part with 180-Degree Bends

This demo video shows VTube-LASER scanning through a part with two 180-degree bends.

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Version 2.9.19

Video 104: Demo of VTube-LASER Measuring from 2mm to 450mm Tube and Pipe + Square

This demo video shows the wide range of tube, pipe, wire, string types that VTube-LASER can scan with a laser scanner arm.

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Video 103: VTube-LASER "Timer Accept" Feature Cuts Button Press Counts in Half

This video shows how the TIMER ACCEPT button can decrease your button presses during UniScan tube measuring by half.

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Video 102: VTube-LASER is Now Compatible with Baces USB Arms

This video shows VTube-LASER working with a Baces USB arm.

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Version 2.9.18

Video 101: How Automatic Laser Separation for UniScan Makes Scanning Tubes Easier (HEXAGON Arm)

This video shows the Automatic Laser Separation feature introduced in version 2.9.18 on March 15, 2018.

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Video 100: How To Calculate the Centerline Radius in a Measured 180-degree Bend

This video shows how to use the Dimension Control window to calculate the true radius of a 180-degree bend.

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Video 99: See VTube-LASER Reverse Engineer a RZR Side by Side Custom Tube Assembly using a HEXAGON RA8 Arm

This video shows Michael Cone using VTube-LASER to reverse engineer a custom 8 tube assembly for a RZR Side by Side in 8 minutes - including sending the part to SOLIDWORKS.

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Video 98: About the Small Diameter Warning

This video shows how Small Diameter Warning works along with its setup.

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Video 96: VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER New Radius Features

See the new radius features in this video. In Part Setup:

  • Renamed "Radius 1" (renamed from Default Radius)
  • New "Radius 2" field
  • New "Radius 3" field

In Parametric Tube grid windows:

  • See how to quickly set the radii for all bends using the synchronize radius feature.

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Version 2.9.17

Video 95: VTube-LASER Communicating with BendPro G2 on an RbSA Industrial BOOST Trainer

Michael Cone simulates a corrections loop between VTube-LASER v2.9.18 and BendPro G2 on an RbSA Industrial BOOST trainer.

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Video 94: Five Major Enhancements to VTube-LASER Version 2.9.17 - FEATURING the HEXAGON ABSOLUTE ARM

Michael Cone shows 5 major new features in VTube-LASER v2.9.17. (Released on December 30, 2018).

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Video 93: Five Major Enhancements to VTube-LASER Version 2.9.17 - FEATURING the FARO QUANTUM SCANARM

Michael Cone shows 5 major new features in VTube-LASER v2.9.17. (Released on December 30, 2018).

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Video 92: Measuring part "VTube-LASER Demo 5" with MicroScribe in Version 2.9.17

This video shows how to measure demo part 5 with version 2.9.17 of VTube-LASER. (Released in December 2018).

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Video 91: How To Reverse-Engineer to STEP file with a FARO ScanArm Using VTube-LASER

This video shows how to reverse-engineer a tube to STEP file. Michael Cone is using VTube-LASER 2.9.17 and a FARO Quantum S ScanArm.

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Version 2.9.16

Video 90: How to Attach and Use the ROMER Absolute 8-series Scanner in VTube-LASER

This is a video where Michael Cone shows how to attach and use the 8-series style arm scanner with VTube-LASER.

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Version 2.9.14


This video shows how easy it is to measure small tubes with the MicroScribe i arm using VTube-LASER.

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Version 2.9.12

Video 88: VTube-LASER and VTube-STEP Unlimited NOTE LIST Feature

This video shows the new unlimited NOTE LIST feature that allows you to add any number of notes to a VTube project.

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Version 2.9.11


This video shows the improved square-tube scanning feature in version 2.9.11 using a FARO ScanArm.

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Version 2.9.10


This is a short video that shows how the Laser Scan Filter sound helps you know when all laser scan data is removed by the scan filters.

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Video 85: Using VTube-LASER to Supply SOLIDWORKS with Data for Parametric Overlay

This video shows a workflow that allows you to reverse-engineer a Y-pipe sample into SOLIDWORKS. The workflow uses a parametrically-controlled template file in SOLIDWORKS that was created to overlay the scanned-in data for an approximate match. This is an advanced topic for SOLIDWORKS users that concentrates mainly on how it is possible to handle parametric control inside SOLIDWORKS with the help of VTube-LASER scanning.

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Video 84: Measuring Convoluted Tube and Wire with VTube-LASER

This video shows VTube-LASER's ability to measure extremely convoluted parts. This wire part wraps back on itself in several places, making it very challenging. Because VTube-LASER has scanning filters, it can measure this part with a wider laser stripe.

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Version 2.9.9

Video 83: How to Use VTube-STEP and VTube-LASER to Setup and Correct a UNISON Bender

This video shows how to use VTube to setup and correct a Unison bender from model through finished part.

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Version 2.9.8

Video 82: Using MTA x 3 To Measure Highly Deformed Exhaust Pipes

This video shows using a three-measure MTA (Measured Tube Average) feature to reduce the deviations due to deformation by 50% in a highly deformed exhaust pipe.

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Video 81: SOCO Bender Correction

This video was taken at the TFS open house in Elkhart, Indiana in May, 2018. It shows an actual bender correction and its result after one correction.

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Video 80: TRAX Rail Arm Extender

This video shows a quick intro to the TRAX Rail system that extend the reach of a measuring center either 1800mm or 3500mm depending on the model.

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Version 2.9.7


This video demonstrates how to export a report to an external network location.

This allows anyone with access to the network path to view VTube-LASER reports in a web browser.

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Version 2.9.4

Video 78: VTube-LASER Corrects an SMT Bender

This video demonstrates the correction process between VTube-LASER and an SMT remanufactured VB300 bender. We use a ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner in this video.

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Version 2.9.3

Video 77: Build Entire Assemblies to SOLIDWORKS

This video demonstrates how this version of VTube-LASER can build entire assemblies to SOLIDWORKS for you in less than a minute with the press of a couple of buttons.

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Video 76: Use the Measured Tube Averaging (MTA) Feature for Super Accurate Measurements

This video demonstrates how the MTA feature can measure both sides of the same tube to create a measured tube average for more reliable tube shape calculation.

Arm used in this video: ROMER Absolute Arm 7325SI

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Arm used in this video: FARO Quantum S ScanArm

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