Open old projects with the software EXScan

First software versions worked with projects. However, with the launch of latest software releases, a new organisation has been introduced: the Workspace or Work.

This 'Work' is nothing more than a parent project, which contains all the different projects from the scan.

It might be that your old project is saved in .rap_prj, .hd_prj or .fix_prj but can not be open when choosing 'Open work' since the only selectable file formats are .sln_rap, .sln_hd or .sln_fix.

As a workaround, to open old projects, you can refer to the steps below:

  1. Choose the scan mode that you used for your old project.
    • .rap_prj is a Handheld Rapid Scan project
    • .hd_prj is a Handheld HD Scan project
    • .fix_prj is a Fixed Scan project

  2. Create a 'New work'. Choose a location and give it a name.

  3. Once a new work has been created, you should be in front of the screen below:

  4. There are two options to open a project:
    • On the right side of the screen, click on the icon 'Project' and select the following option with the same name 'Project'.
    • On the left side of the screen, in the window 'Work', click on the 'Open Project' icon.

  5. A file browser window will open. Select your old project (.rap_prj, .hd_prj or .fix_prj) and open it.

  6. The old project will be opened in the current work.

Last but not least, please keep in mind that a project consists of different files. All the project files need to be in the same path in order to successfully import a project.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact for further assistance.

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