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Helium Rough 6.0 build 45

December 22, 2015

The software Helium Rough works with Helium Rough and Helium Tender scanners.
Helium Rough is the most accurate advanced rough cavity mapping and inclusion scanning, value based planning equipment, optimizing rough with value analysis and sawing plans..
Helium Tender is a portable scanner.

Make sure that you saved all previous files of Helium Rough program before downloading and installation of new program in store archive folder. In case of necessity you can use them.

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InstallHeliumRough-6.0.45.exe (44 Mb) - Helium Rough version 6.0 build 45 (22 December, 2015).


Read this carefully before installation

The distributives for for Helium Rough and Pacor Client are available now.

Main program and main components that are not recommended to be edited by user and can be edited only by Lexus/OctoNus will be unpacked to system folder:

  • for Pacor Client:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\OctoNus Software\Pacor Client 6
  • for Helium Rough:
    C:\Program Files\OctoNus Software\HeliumRough 6

Components which are open for user edit will be unpacked to data folder:

  • for Pacor Client
    %ProgramData%\OctoNus Software\PacorClient
  • for Helium Rough
    %ProgramData%\OctoNus Software\HeliumRough

usually %ProgramData% is C:\ProgramData\...

In this folder PacorBatLocal.ini or HeliumBatLocal.ini could be written load of any user appraisers, pricelists, reports.

Reports and cuttings will be loaded from folders Cuttings and Report both from system folder and from data folder.

For Helium Rough for upgrade from previous version to new one it is necessary to copy (this should be only once and will not be required ion future versions):

  • HeliumSystem.bin to data folder %ProgramData%\Octonus Software\HeliumRough
  • HeliumStart.mmd to data folder %ProgramData%\Octonus Software\HeliumRough
  • HeliumDrivers.ini to data folder %ProgramData%\Octonus Software\HeliumRough
  • files _Zoom3.bmp and _GridZoom3.bmp to subfolder System of data folder %ProgramData%\Octonus Software\Helium Rough 6\System

If there were tuned other modes, like half-resolution mode or others, then it is necessary to copy others files like _Zoom...bmp or _GridZoom...bmp

If client used non-standard reports or cuttings then it is necessary to put them in data folder.
If client used non-standard pricelists and appraisers then it is necessary to put them in data folder and write their load in HeliumBatLocal.ini, located in data folder.

There are two files since this version - HeliumBat.ini in system folder and HeliumBatLocal.ini in data folder. File HeliumBat.ini is prohibited to edit, but in file HeliumBatLocal.ini it is required to move all non-standard, customized for each client, settings which were in HeliumBat.ini before. As usual, it is CopyCutting, LoadCCFAppraiser, LoadParsAppraiser, LoadExternalGrading for custom cuttings, appraisers and pricelists.

Dual Laser mapping

All scanners build 3D virtual models by photographing the shadow profile of a rotating gem in front of a light source. But this method misses concavities. Using the ‘triangulation principle' a low power visible line (e.g. from a ‘lecture pointer' type laser beam) is directed onto the rough gemstone from an oblique angle of about 30° to the camera. From the cameras perspective a convex object, like a sphere, shows a line curving away from the center, but the light shines into any concavities or holes, and the camera sees an inward curving line. Software calculates the depth of the concavity and adjusts the 3D model.

OctoNus developed a dual laser cavity mapping system that gets to the bottom of more holes than the single red laser light system.

Two Helium Rough camera views (the first in shadow profile mode) of irregular shaped rough diamonds showing two laser lines (in black and white). Concave distortion in the vertical beams from the two laser beams show the rough has cavities. These cavities are not able to be detected in the shadow edge silhouette...

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