FARO PhoToPlan

The add-on FARO PhoToPlan enhances AutoCAD® and AutoCAD® LT with real photogrammetric functions.


PhoToPlan Hardware and Software Requirements

  Minimum Requirements
Platform The PhoToPlan Family are plug-ins, which integrate seamlessly into the AutoCAD® GUI. They support AutoCAD® and AutoCAD® LT as well as the associated vertical products such as Civil 3D, Architecture or Map 3D 2015 versions and later. Should you be using older Autodesk products please check with your FARO distributor.
Operating system The operating system is dependent on the version of AutoCAD® being used. Generally only 64-bit systems are supported.
Hardware requirements Computer and graphic card as suggested for the respective AutoCAD® version by Autodesk. Use a standard digital camera with good resolution.
Required reference information (photo rectification) For a photo rectification at least four control points are required (PhoToPlan) or 2 reference observations (PhoToPlan Basic).
Required reference information (map rectification) At least 3/6/10 control points are needed for a first/second/third degree polynomial transformation.
Required reference information (image orientation) At least 9 control points or 4 control points and the camera parameters are needed
Supported image formats PhoToPlan supports all image formats supported by AutoCAD®, e.g. TIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG. For merging bitonal images use the TIF format.


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