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Ficus Tech Lab

A guide of tutorials on the software and technology in Ficus.


Ficus is a special projects room with various technology.  It has three uses, a 3D scanner, OsiriX software, SPSS Statistical software and a self-editing station.  This room is open to all faculty, staff and students. 

The room requires advanced reservations with Library staff.  You may reserve online in 2 hour intervals or at the Library front desk.  Any use of Ficus not approved by Library Staff is strictly prohibited.

Library staff are not experts in using any of the equipment or software.  It is your responsibility to train yourself.  We have provided a number of tutorials for you to learn from prior to using the room.

Our 3D scanner is using the software NextEngine.  This software allows you to scan, align, polish, and fuse 3D models.  These 3D files can then be printed with the Library's 3D printer.

OsiriX is a software to view images produced by radiology equipment, such as MRI, CT, and Ultrasounds.  It's key features are displaying, reviewing, interpreting and post-processing the images.  Images can be turned into 3D files and printed by the Library's 3D printer.

The self-editing station allows you to edit videos using Camtasia.  Camtasia is a simple to use screen recorder and video editor.  To request access to the Assets Library of copyright free music, opening titles, and lower thirds, fill out this form.