Origin uses ShaperTape to digitally augment your Workspace as well as track position while you are working.
Before you begin your project, you will need to apply ShaperTape to your material. For best results, lay strips of tape about every three inches (or less). No need to be precious about this, as the strips do not need be parallel or exactly uniform. Orientation of tape on your material (parallel/perpendicular/diagonal) is not critical, and should be adapted to suit your project. NOTE - Strips of tape should not overlap.
The most important thing to remember is that Origin's forward facing camera must always be looking at tape. It is best to apply ShaperTape to the area you plan to cut, as well as the area 6in - 12in in front of the cut area. This will help to ensure a trouble free cutting experience.
ShaperTape is how Origin tracks its position in your Workspace. This means the tape cannot be moved after you have scanned - this can cause serious issues with cut accuracy! If ShaperTape is applied to a separate piece of material or fixture, make sure everything is securely connected.
Make sure you apply ShaperTape on the same plane as your cut surface. NOTE - tape cannot be on multiple planes!
Taping is a little different for every project, you may need to get creative.
Next, move on to Starting a New Scan