FARO® As-BuiltTM Software

On-demand as-built data for building design

Redesign of a building for repurpose, enhancement or maintenance requires on-demand, accurate and complete information of the as-built site to ensure your ideas will work. Failure in design results in cost overruns, unnecessary rework and diminished quality. The FARO As-Built Software solutions ensure architects and engineers efficiently create building designs based on precise as-built data that’s fully compatible with your CAD and BIM systems. As-Built reduces the time for information extraction from point cloud data and gets the job done right, so you and your customers can tackle the next big project.

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Business Value of As-Built Software

Ensure Better Deliverables

Create your design based on accurate, complete and anytime-available as-built data in order to ensure that your design will work. Validate your design by virtual overlay with the as-built site to run clearance checks and clash detection.

Use with Existing Software

Use as-built data directly with your existing CAD and BIM systems. Proven data exchange interfaces and dedicated plug-ins for your design systems ensure highest model compatibility. As-Built’s user-guided interface reduces training to a minimum.

Keep Budget and Schedules on Track

Increase efficiency with a faster design process using simple, intuitive and automated tools to transfer as-built information into your design systems. Take precise measurements anytime you need to, or transfer point clouds very fast into fully compatible CAD and BIM models to be used as a basis for further design creation.

Gain More Transparency in Your Process

Overlay your final design with a virtual representation of the as-built conditions in order to either validate that your design will fit or explore your design options, resulting in better decisions across the involved stakeholders.

Ensure Return on Investment

As-Built™ maximizes productivity, saving time and effort by preventing multiple visits to construction sites, and eliminates surprises in the construction process. Having the site accessible on your PC means it can be used on future project updates, amortizing the cost of the initial investment. Perpetual licenses and subscription options allow you to access the solution based on your needs.

As-Built By Performance Level

FARO As-Built Modeler: The Most Direct Path From Reality to Any Design System

As-Built Modeler enables architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals to extract building information, such as CAD and BIM geometry, from 3D data for use in any CAD system, even if it does not support point cloud data. Users can display, manage and evaluate point cloud projects of unlimited size, independently from their source. Overall design productivity is greatly accelerated by using user-friendly tooling to apply measurements, extract highly accurate CAD models and create photorealistic renderings.

FARO As-Built for AutoCAD® Software

As-Built for AutoCAD extends the capabilities of As-Built Modeler with functionality for evaluating 3D laser scanner data directly in AutoCAD. The software extends AutoCAD tooling for point cloud management, modeling and design validation with data captured from a variety of mapping systems and laser scanners. Results of the evaluation are native AutoCAD files and object structures without any limitations in compatibility.

FARO As-Built for Autodesk® Revit®

As-Built for Revit extends the capabilities of Modeler with quick and intuitive workflows for processing 3D as-built laser scanning data directly in Revit using Revit objects and BIM models. It is the perfect complement for Revit users working with large point clouds and integrates seamlessly with the familiar Revit user interface. It features a wide range of evaluation tools for 3D laser scan data with customized commands for modeling and detailing BIM elements.

FARO As-Built Suite: The All-in-one Solution

As-Built Suite is the most affordable way to use all the functions of As-Built Modeler and its plug-ins, all under one license.

Autodesk, AutoCAD and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries.

As-Built Features

BIM Extraction

Use automatic tools to extract objects and object systems for several disciplines of architecture and craft trades, plant engineering, MEP engineering, structural engineering and civil engineering. Powerful tools allow you to apply constraints to the design (e.g., keep highest accuracy while forcing the extracted model to be watertight).

Floor Plans, Elevation Plans and Facade Plans

Creating slices and cross sections in the point cloud provides an overview of the as-built situation. Automatic tools help you extract line models and accelerate the creation of floor or elevation plans. Orthographic images of facades, which can be used in the CAD system, help to precisely plan assembly structures or preservation tasks.

CAD Extraction

Extraction of surfaces and exporting in common CAD exchange formats (DXF, STEP, IGES) allow you to turn the point cloud into a CAD model, which can be used in your well-known CAD systems as an accurate as-built representation of the site.

Design Validation

Virtually overlay your design with the as-built site in order to check if it will fulfill the clearance requirements or if it must be adjusted to avoid clashes. Tools for automatic surface deviation analysis or clash/clearance detection keeps the time investment to a minimum.

Precise Measurement

Take measurements with millimeter-level accuracy. Measure distances, areas, volumes, clearances or highly precise tie-in points to bring your designs to next-level quality.

As-Built Applications


Earthwork

Generate fast, accurate volume calculations of scanned stockpiles or excavations within building or civil engineering projects. Create accurate terrain models and topographical maps for civil engineering projects. Calculate clearance measurements for tunnels, bridges or highways.


Outer Shell

Scan complete buildings to create missing as-built documentation, such as floor plans, elevation plans or façade plans, in order to plan your architectural model or assemblies such as façade panels, isolations or solar systems. Efficiently create 3D as-built models, including ground surfaces, walls, doors and windows, columns, beams and pillars, roofs or even pipe runs in commercial and industrial buildings, to kick off the BIM process with much lower effort and more confidence and transparency. Reconstruct, restore and conserve buildings and historic sites, thanks to detailed 3D scan data. 


Structures

Get accurate and complete site documentation for building structures made of wood, steel or concrete, such as roofs, beam systems, columns and pillars. Extract as-built models for structural calculations and analysis.


Building Systems

Rely on this unmatched solution for as-built documentation of plant and MEP systems (e.g., piping or HVAC). Use inventory documentation of system elements to create bill of materials. Get high-accuracy measurements of tie-in points and clearances for SKID assemblies or other modular exchanges.


Interior Finishing

Get true-to-deformation measurements of complex situations, such as roof structures, elevator shafts or interiors of historic buildings. Bypass outdated documentation for repurpose of buildings to plan drywall, carpentry or stairs. Validate designs to prefabricate construction modules that fit perfectly into the existing conditions without the need for rework.

CASE STUDY

Reinventing the Wagener Building

See how FARO’s As-Built Software was used to create a model that complemented survey measurements as another layer of as-built verification.

Trade In Your Old Equipment

We’ll take your old 3D data capture and analysis device — any brand, any condition — and apply its value toward your purchase of the latest FARO solution. The FARO Xchange program makes your upgrade easy.

Product Details and Resources

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

As-Built Knowledge Base

Find all the technical documentation you need, from user manuals to specs.
VIDEO

As-Built for Autodesk Revit

Transfer as-built building and infrastructure data quickly and accurately to Autodesk Revit.
WEBINAR

Your Job Site Is NOT a Game, But It's Starting to Look Like One!

Integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud™ supports project workflows, helping improve safety, decrease risk and increase profitability.
BROCHURE

With FARO As-Built Software, CAD and BIM Modeling Has Never Been Easier

Read about the full suite of software designed to simplify the modeling process.
Video

SMA Engineering Creates Historical As-builts with FARO

Watch how SMA Engineering gathered structural details on all building exterior conditions and created 3D models.

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We are now able to offer a complete solution with the addition of 3D laser scanning. Our projects can be scanned and then distributed to our structural engineering department or our civil engineering team.
Ryan Martina
Lochsa Surveying
FARO has enabled us to offer additional services to our clients for on-site studies of their facilities and provide accurate and detailed datasets for existing conditions, which makes our CAD drawing process both quicker and accurate.
John Smits
Actus 3D
The primary benefit was incorporating a real as-built model into our BIM coordination process, and sometimes even into the design process.
Andre King
CDI Contractors LLC

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