NavVis M6 System Software Changelog
  • 15 Dec 2023
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NavVis M6 System Software Changelog

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Version 2.19.0

Release date: January 17th, 2023


  • Improved performance and reduced lags when working with large datasets.

  • When a mapping is finished, the finalization step has been improved for greater robustness and reduced time.

  • When entering dataset names, the screen now remembers the custom naming or naming assistant used last time and uses it by default.


  • In some extremely rare circumstances, there was data loss if the internal clock was not correctly set up, but this issue has been solved.

  • A faulty condition where the mapping system could crash at the end of a mapping has been addressed.

Version 2.18.2

Release date: November 17th, 2022


  • The shutdown of a scan has been revised to correctly store the relevant statistics for long and large datasets.

Version 2.18.1

Release date: November 14th, 2022


  • The NavVis M6 System Software can now correctly download remaining camera images that were taken from a previous session when the device initializes.

Version 2.18.0

Release Date: October 12th, 2022


  • Improved performance of SLAM for significantly reduced latency during mapping.

  • The shutdown of a mapping has been revised to correctly store the relevant metadata for long and large datasets.


  • A user can continue the mapping session after replacing empty batteries.

Version 2.16.0

Release Date: June 27th, 2022


  • We removed the ability to view application logs from the user interface.

  • The quality map and the laser scans are now aligned correctly during scanning.

Version 2.15.0

Release Date: March 10th, 2022


  • When naming a dataset, you can no longer enter invalid characters that cause post-processing errors.


  • We made minor reliability improvements.

Version 2.14.1

Release Date: December 13th, 2021


  • The sensor initialization is now more reliable after device startup.

Version 2.14.0

Release Date: November 23rd, 2021

  • The camera trigger distance you set from the user interface is remembered after reboots and consecutive scans.

  • We improved the logging of errors, warnings, and information for support and diagnosis purposes.

Version 2.13.1

Release Date: October 19th, 2021


  • Camera triggering is now more responsive.

  • We fixed notifications that were incorrectly hiding the lower button panel.

Version 2.13.0

Release Date: September 20th, 2021


  • We have improved SLAM speed for a smoother live mapping experience.

Version 2.12.1

Release Date: August 30th, 2021


  • We have improved the performance of the live map. This results in a smoother scanning experience, even in large environments.

Version 2.11.0

Release Date: July 20th, 2021


  • We reconfigured the NavVis M6 to automatically receive updates from the new software repository.

  • There is a new release signing key for future software releases.


  • The SSD storage indicator now shows the correct value.

Version 2.10.1

Release Date: May 26th, 2021


  • We fixed a rare but critical issue that could prevent the recorded dataset from storing some images after scanning, resulting in the loss of those images. If the issue persists, the NavVis M6 displays a message to reboot. If needed, you can now format the built-in camera storage to reset the NavVis M6.

Version 2.10.0

Release Date: May 4th, 2021


  • We improved the rendering performance of the live map. As a result, live mapping is faster and slowdowns or lags in large outdoor areas reduce significantly particularly when zooming out.


  • We fixed an issue that could repeatedly cause an error during application startup.

Version 2.9.0

Release Date: April 8th, 2021


  • We fixed an issue that could lead to incorrect dataset metadata and prevent the dataset cropping in cloud processing from working.

  • We fixed the handling of certain message types that could cause unnecessary shutdowns while mapping.

  • We improved the handling of "low Hokuyo rate" error detections to avoid false detections and unnecessary shutdowns while mapping.

Version 2.8.2

Release Date: March 9th, 2021


  • We improved live SLAM performance so mapping large environments will be smoother and more responsive, and it is now better at tracking your motion.

  • If you have not updated your System Software in three months, you are now reminded to update the NavVis M6 System Software.

  • We replaced the current panorama preview to enable you to preview individual images.

  • The NavVis M6 now automatically and safely shuts down a mapping before the batteries are empty to avoid data corruption.


  • To avoid an immediate shutdown of the NavVis M6, you can no longer start a mapping if the batteries are almost empty.

  • We fixed the handling of image files after mapping on some NavVis M6 models when the external SSD was using the exFat format.

Version 2.8.1

Release Date: January 27th, 2021


  • We improved the exFAT formatting script error handling and explanation when the external SSD is not mounted.

  • If necessary, bag files are now automatically repaired during post-processing.

  • The data recording now mitigates data loss in case of an unexpected shutdown due to power loss.

  • The NavVis M6 now safely shuts down the mapping in case of errors to minimize subsequent errors.


  • We fixed a rare issue with some Velodyne laser scanners that did not spin-up correctly after the NavVis M6 was powered up.

  • We fixed a rare issue with some Velodyne scanners that did not deliver data after the NavVis M6 was powered up.

  • The initial IMU self-calibration now prompts you to self-calibrate the device again, instead of sometimes incorrectly indicating the self-calibration was successful.

Version 2.8.0

Release Date: December 8th, 2020


  • In case of an unexpected error, the device now shuts down the active mapping automatically and safely to avoid corrupted datasets.

  • The size of recorded datasets has been reduced by compressing laser scan data.

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