FARO PointSense

The FARO PointSense industry solutions provide several intuitive tools for the management and processing of laser scan data within AutoCAD® and Revit®.


PointSense Hardware and Software Requirements

3D scanner data are very large and CAD programs in general and the display of point clouds in particular have high demands on the hardware. The computer should be as fast as possible, should have as much RAM as possible and a powerful graphic card.

PointSense for AutoCAD® Minimum Requirements
Platform PointSense Plant is compatible with AutoCAD® and its associated products for versions 2015
and later. Seamless workflows with Plant 3D and Advance Steel.
Should you be using older Autodesk products, please contact your FARO representative.
Operating system Dependent on the version of AutoCAD® being used, 64-bit systems only.
Hardware requirements Graphics card as recommended by Autodesk, RAM at least 8GB, better 32GB or more, processor at least 2.5GHz, better 3-4GHz and 4-8 cores, SSD for larger projects;
Laser scanner type to suit job in hand
Data requirements Registered, that is to say the scans are oriented to each other
Supported scan data formats E57, ASCII, LAS, FARO (LSPROJ, FLS, FWS), Leica (PTZ, PTS, PTX), Zoller&Fröhlich (ZFS, ZFPRJ), Topcon (CL3, CLR) Leica (PTG) and Riegl RiScanPro-Projects (RSP).
PointSense for Revit  
Operating system Microsoft® operating system, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 in the 64-bit version.
Hardware requirements Autodesk recommends a multi-core Intel® Xeon®, or an i-Series processor, or the AMD® equivalent with 16 GB RAM and DirectX® 11 compatible graphics card and SSD (Solid State Drive) hard disk with at least 5 GB of free memory.
Supported Revit® Versions Revit® 2015 or later.


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