The FARO As-Built platform delivers innovative and profitable tools for complete and efficient conversion of reality capture data into parametric models e.g. for AutoCAD® Software or Autodesk® Revit® design tools.




FARO As-Built for AutoCAD® Software offers all the functionality that AEC professionals need to evaluate 3D laser scanner data directly in AutoCAD® with the highest precision. This software extends AutoCAD® tooling for point cloud modeling and analysis, photogrammetry processing, total station control and data evaluation captured from a variety of mobile mapping systems and handheld laser scanners.

A high level of automation efficiently creates 2D plans and 3D models e.g. for BIM purposes. Industry-specific functions enable users to create deliverables customized to clients’ needs, company constraints and stakeholder specifications. Numerous export options and analytical
tools, such as deviation analysis, ensures that the required CAD deliverables meet client expectations. Efficient workflows and well-structured functionality enable users to learn quickly and save time compared to using traditional methods.

FARO As-Built for AutoCAD® Software key functionalty inlcudes:

*Improved Clash Detection
With improved Clash Detection, users are able to perform automated collision detection directly with point cloud data in AutoCAD® or Revit® which does not require switching software platforms e.g. Autodesk® Navisworks®. Users can easily verify if redesigning the planned construction project is needed, resulting in less rework and an accurate model.

*Easy management of large 3D scan projects
As-Built for AutoCAD® Software integrates seamlessly into the familiar AutoCAD® user interface working with the native Autodesk point cloud engine (RCP/RCS). With an efficient data management system and an extended viewing option, scan navigation is simplified and
provides an overview and full control of the project with a much clearer view of native point cloud data compared to native AutoCAD®.

*Fast and easy extraction of 2D plans and 3D models
As-Built offers powerful tools for the fast construction of 2D plans. Best-fit line extraction paired with optional angular restrictions can be automatically fitted to point cloud slices. Commands for drawing and dimensioning of building elements ensure quick and easy analysis.

*Intelligent piping and steel models for use in plant software and BIM
As-Built provides intuitive workflows for modelling piping systems and steel construction. Results of the automated but user controlled workflows are high accuracy models of pipe-runs and stacked steel, that satisfy design constraints of plant design software. Flange tie-in points can be determined precisely without modeling.

*Analyzing tools for tolerance checkup, clash detections and volume computation
Deviations of as-built CAD models with point cloud are visualized in configurable heatmaps, elevation plans or lists and used to verify the accuracy of modeling. Other analyzing tools include e. g. tank analysis, calculate masses and volumes.

*Use images and photogrammetry features in AutoCAD®
Photogrammetric functions complement evaluation of data captured by laser scanners, drones or cameras and complement the evaluation with precise and straightforward data extraction from images. Detailed, true to scale image plans allow for drawing easily CAD sections and façade plans.

*Combine feature data with CAD objects and structured room schedules
Room polygons and additional spatial information are managed in a clear and freely adaptable tree structure. The area data can be exported to text tables or directly to databases (for example to a CAFM system). The tool can be utilized for documenting damages and findings for heritage projects and building monitoring.

*Connect a total station on-site to AutoCAD®Software
Users draw complete floor plans, sections and elevations directly on-site or setup a closed-loop traverse and 3D network, which is later used as framework for the positioning of laser scans. With automated total stations users can stake out references from the design into reality.


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