FARO TachyCAD industry solutions can connect nearly all of the commonly used total stations to AutoCAD®. The user leaves the site with a completed AutoCAD® drawing.


Leave the excavation or construction site with a finished plan

TachyCAD is an AutoCAD® application that connects a total station or hand-held laser to mobile computer via cable or Bluetooth. TachyCAD supports most of the tachymeters on the market from all of the major manufacturers.

When the measuring device is connected and a measurement is triggered, TachyCAD transfers the data automatically into AutoCAD® and is used for the active AutoCAD® command. You are able to take the measurements directly from your total station or simply control them using your notebook. The transmitted measurements are available for drawing and construction commands from AutoCAD® just as if the user had clicked with the mouse or entered the coordinates manually.

In addition, TachyCAD extends AutoCAD® with many industry-specific functionality and commands that enable the effective drawing of complete AutoCAD® plans on-site.

TachyCAD Building

TachyCAD Building survey can be used anywhere where building plans are drawn or CAD-detected objects need to be combined with factual data. Creating 3D drawings is also easily possible. Applications are, for example, the ‘as-built’ data acquisition for plans of existing buildings and the collection of room schedules for facility management.

TachyCAD Archaeology

TachyCAD Archaeology is suited for area excavations as well as for complex three-dimensional excavation situations (e.g. city centre excavations with wall fragments). Alongside of the graphic documentation in 2D and/or 3D it is also possible to collect object data for the features and findings in an intelligent way.


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