Upgrading Your CtD Ball Floor Scanner from V1 to V2

Earlier than starting the method of upgrading your CtD Floor Scanner from Model 1 to Model 2, you need to have a pc with Home windows 7 or above. This course of won’t work with a Chromebook, MacOS, and Linux.

Whether or not you select to improve your scanner with the video or by studying this weblog. Comply with every merchandise step-by-step. That is essential to updating your scanner accurately.

When you choose to not learn, please watch this video


Step one for upgrading is to obtain the three information wanted to carry out the improve. These information could be discovered by clicking the hyperlink right here. You have to to obtain these individually. GQC6 is the file that accommodates the driving force to let the scanner connect with your laptop and shall be used to calibrate the scanner. sc6531_RTC_HG60S_CTD366_20220813.pac is the file that accommodates the precise improve for the scanner. SPD_Upgrade_Tool_R26.21.2801 accommodates this system we’ll use to use the improve file to the scanner. 

As soon as these information have been downloaded, you have to to unzip each the GQC6 and SPD_Upgrade_Tool_R26.21.2801.  Go forward and ensure your USB is plugged into your laptop however unplugged out of your scanner. 

The primary file we’ll open is the GQC6 you simply unzipped. You’ll go into the folder and run the setup_en program. This may start the obtain of the GQC6 program and driver for the scanner. You would possibly get a popup saying that “Home windows is Defending Your Laptop”. When you click on the “Extra Data”, it will allow you to click on “Run Anyway” and proceed with the set up. When going by the set up, you possibly can go away the whole lot default besides for 2 settings. You have to to test the choice to “Create a Desktop Icon”. After the set up is full, you have to to uncheck the field to “Launch Program”. We’ll find yourself utilizing this system later.

The following step shall be to open the  SPD_Upgrade_Tool_R26.21.2801 folder that was unzipped. Inside this folder, you’ll search for a file known as Improve Obtain. Its icon has two inexperienced arrows pointing down in the direction of a pc chip.

Earlier than opening, you’ll want to make sure the USB cable is plugged into your laptop however nonetheless unplugged from the scanner. Open this system and click on the gear on the left facet of the display. Right here you’ll choose the sc6531_RTC_HG60S_CTD366_20220813.pac file that you just downloaded. 

When chosen, you will note some textual content seem. When you see that textual content, you’re free to plug your scanner in to the pc and click on the play button. When you discover some textual content taking place and a progress bar will present in your display, this implies your scanner has begun the improve.

Please word in case your scanner doesn’t start the improve course of, click on the cease button and transfer your scanner into a unique USB port in your laptop. Whenever you see that the improve has “Handed”, you possibly can click on cease, unplug your scanner, and shut out of this system. At the moment, you possibly can energy your scanner on.


As soon as your scanner is powered on, it is best to discover that the show of the scanner ought to look totally different. If that is so, which means your scanner is now on Model 2! Nonetheless, the method shouldn’t be full. Now we’ll calibrate the scanner that approach the scanner will learn the floor of a bowling ball precisely. 

You have to to open the GQC6 program. This ought to be an icon that you just saved in your desktop. After you open this, go forward and plug your scanner again in.

For calibrating the scanner, you have to to take the calibration plate off of the scanner and look contained in the plate. You will note a sticker in the direction of the underside of the within of the plate. When you find that sticker, search for the “60°:”. The quantity after that 60° is what we’ll want. For instance, mine says 60°:96 that means I’ll make word of that 96. Please make word of no matter that quantity is and use that quantity whether it is totally different from the screenshots. Bear in mind to place the calibration plate again on after getting the calibration numbers.

With the scanner plugged in and turned on. Click on “Instrument” then “Calibrate” and eventually click on “Calibrate Instrument”. It’s best to discover that the 60° field won’t match your calibration plate sticker. 

Now we’ll modify the calibration plate to verify the scanner will get calibrated accurately. Click on “Instrument” then “Modify Calibrate Plate Parameter.” From there you’ll put the quantity out of your calibration plate subsequent to the 60° field after which click on “Modify Calibration Parameters.”

Now, you’ll return as much as “Instrument” then click on “Calibrate” once more to recalibrate the scanner. It’s best to get the right studying to match your plate. To verify your scanner is totally calibrated and good to go, you possibly can click on the button with a letter G in it. This may have the scanner learn the plate. When you see the 60° worth match the calibration plate for essentially the most half, you’re carried out! If not, repeat the calibration steps from above. 

If you need to vary the time in your scanner, you possibly can click on “Instrument” then “Different Setting”. Lastly, click on the “Set Date/Time” button and push the button on the facet of your scanner. This may set the time in your scanner to no matter time it’s in your laptop. 

We shall be providing improve classes for anybody who wish to improve their scanner over a Zoom name. To enroll, click on the hyperlink right here to view out there classes. 

In case you have any questions with the method of this, please e-mail assist@ctdbowling.com.  

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