Rugby, February 5th, 2020 – FARO® (NASDAQ : FARO): FARO announces a new update of SCENE WebShare Cloud, representing a substantial leap forward in worldwide secure 3D reality data exchange, collaborative project management and high-efficiency Scan-to-BIM operations among project partners. This next generation cloud-based platform with its new Point Cloud Download and AEC Management Platform Integration functionalities constitutes a critical step to further push the digital transformation and global cooperation within the AEC industry.
SCENE WebShare Cloud allows high-precision 3D reality data to be stored, viewed, evaluated and shared with authorised persons anywhere and anytime using a web browser. This service delivers powerful, yet, easy to use functionalities, accelerating the overall productivity by guaranteeing fast reality data exchange of the largest projects without utilising data storage on a local server or shipping data physically. Providing immediate access to all project partners of the latest reality data, ensure collaborators operate with the identical level of knowledge, thus avoiding redundant and outdated, faulty communication, erroneous project decisions and site rework. A simple, yet, sophisticated project and user management logically authorises defining access rights and user permissions as required. FARO provides the IT infrastructure, guaranteeing compliance with the highest security standards for safely hosting sensitive workflows.
Point Cloud Download Functionality for Scan-to-BIM
The new export functionality enables new time-saving workflows by allowing sections and entire projects to be downloaded as 3D point clouds or high-resolution panoramic images, supporting all common industry standard formats such as *.rcp, *.pod, *.xyz and *.e57 for direct use with Autodesk® and Bentley Pointools portfolio, FARO’s As-Built™ Modeler or any other preferred CAD and BIM software. Scanning service providers, construction managers and other AEC professionals can now exchange reality data with engineers, architects or other project partners to easily collaborate despite working at different locations worldwide for accomplishing Scan-to-BIM operations such as construction QC and as-built documentation.
AEC Management Platform Integration
SCENE WebShare Cloud can be directly integrated into the Autodesk® construction management tool BIM 360™ and Nemetschek’s Bimplus platform, permitting AEC professionals to manage reality data together with the corresponding BIM data directly in their preferred construction management platform. Usage of deep links enables implementation of specific views into BIM, construction, facility and asset management databases.
Opens Workflows for 3D Reality Data of any Kind and Size
SCENE WebShare Cloud allows users to freely upload 3D reality data in high resolution. Upload reality data of any source, captured by terrestrial laser scanners, hand-held scanners, drones, mobile scanning systems and photogrammetry devices from FARO and other scanning solution providers without constraints in data size.
Powerful Data Visualisation, Evaluation and Sharing
Various viewing modes like 3D, Virtual Reality and panoramic scan views ensure an impressive visualisation and easy orientation even within most complex projects directly in the browser. Advanced evaluation tools allow to take, edit and share measurements and add annotations, to organise data using categories and reference tags or to add links to external data sources like Dropbox and Box Data Storage. It enables users to generate true to scale ortho images used for generating 2D deliverables like floor, elevation and facade plans or sections. All project data can be easily made accessible from the outside to partners involved via its unique URL.
The new FARO SCENE WebShare Cloud update represents another significant contribution to accelerating and streamlining our customers’ project management and BIM workflows. It enables highly-efficient 3D reality data exchange among business partners via the internet, significantly reducing the time and effort required”, states Andreas Gerster, Vice President Global Construction BIM. “In particular, the new point cloud download functionality and the possibility of setting deep links improve our customers’ workflows by expanding Scan-to-BIM operations to a global scale, ensuring collaborative decisions based on the same level of knowledge. These are all major steps in the evolution of our FARO’s unique ecosystem consisting of tightly integrated, best-in-class hardware and software solutions.