Coventry, 31st March 2015 – FARO Technologies, Inc. announces the release of the newly designed PointSense for Autodesk’s Revit® building design software. PointSense introduces breakthrough functionality to significantly improve the evaluation and conversion of point cloud data to Building Information Modeling (BIM).
BIM has become a standard in the planning, building and management of new facilities and Autodesk Revit® is one of the most established BIM programs for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. FARO’s latest software release accelerates and simplifies the analysis and design of laser scan data directly in Autodesk Revit®.
“PointSense is FARO’s first software release following our recent acquisition of kubit™ and upholds FARO’s strategy to be a leader in the AEC market,” stated Jay Freeland, FARO’s President and CEO. “As BIM continues to be an established requirement in the construction industry, we recognize the need to provide customers with a complete field to finish solution. PointSense enhances the architectural design process by simplifying the extraction of BIM models to point clouds. This is merely the beginning of FARO’s efforts to greatly enhance scan-to-BIM workflows.”
PointSense users will experience additional functionality compared to traditional native Autodesk Revit® tools previously available to the market. Some of the new features include: extraction and alignment of architectural walls, creation of Revit® family types such as doors, windows, beams, construction lines and ground models, real 3D snap-to-point clouds, plane detection and scaled ortho-image generation.
PointSense will be available to users beginning May 4th, 2015. For more information on PointSense for Revit® click here!
Located in Dresden, Germany, kubit has been developing field-proven software products to enable and simplify the use of real world objects in CAD applications since 1999. Initially launched to link total stations directly to AutoCAD, today kubit is the industry leader in providing tools to integrate 3D laser scan data with CAD environments such as Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD. kubit’s software is hardware independent, giving customers the flexibility to utilize any hardware offering, thus ensuring maximum productivity.
“The acquisition of kubit is an exciting step in FARO’s strategy to develop integrated, disruptive 3D documentation product offerings for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction market,” stated Jay Freeland, FARO’s President and CEO. “By adding kubit’s products to our portfolio, customers now have significantly enhanced software options to serve a vast array of point cloud modeling, analysis needs, and measurement capabilities with very high connectivity to the Autodesk suite of products.”
During the 3D Documentation Conference in Andechs the participants are given the opportunity to visit the 3D exhibition in an designated area at the Abbey and meet FARO’s 3rd party partners, who showcase their latest 3D Documentation products.
During this webinar – November 21st – we will explain how you can use the FaroArm’s touch enabled probe and laser line probe to improve your inspection process using Geomagic Control’s intuitive inspection platform.
The goal of this webinar is for you to discover how to eliminate workarounds during the inspection process without missing any detail.
With Geomagic Control and the FaroArm, you can create and run purpose-built inspection processes that do exactly what you need.
The presenter of this webinar is Marco Albrecht, Geomagic Solutions Technical Evangelist.
– Live demonstration via a step by step inspection process showing how FARO works inside Control
– Introduction of the Auto Batch Process
Date: Thursday, 21st November 2013
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT (New York)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+1 (London-Dublin)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+2 (Berlin-Paris-Rom)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+3 (Istanbul)
You can registere here for this webinar, free of charge.
Augmented Reality means to enrich and enhance the user’s view of the real world with additional digital information, e.g. a virtual 3D-model that originates from CAD.
This content is made visible on a monitor, a tablet PC, within the user’s field of view using a head-mounted display or projected onto the respective area. Virtual and actual realities merge in the most natural manner that is possible.
metaio Engineer is software that brings Augmented Reality to the industrial field. And it is a perfect complement to an existing measuring arm. The best of both worlds is combined: a quick and direct visualization with the precision of a measuring arm.
With the new release of metaio Engineer 5.0, an interface to support FARO measuring arms is already built-in. All necessary features are integrated by default, from calibration to functions that support your daily tasks.
Previously, in case of quality control every relevant point had to be measured to discover deviations between the CAD model and the related assembly part. metaio Engineer and Augmented Reality accelerate this process by identifying errors and selectively measuring deviations.
These are the basic steps to set up an Augmented Reality system based on e.g the FARO Edge:
1. Mount an industry camera with available adapters onto the grip of the measuring arm
2. Calibrate camera and spatial relation between camera and measuring arm
3. Determine position of the arm in relation to the subject of analysis
4. Visualize a CAD model onto the existing model, part or product
5. Compare planned vs. actual state, measurements and more features
The studio making the 3D adventure film ‘Life of Pi’ hired 3D scanning service bureau LeaderTek to occupy itself with the many amazing special effects.
LeaderTek used a FARO Focus 3D laser scanner to digitally capture the lifeboat and floating raft. They used Rapidform XOR reverse engineering software to merge and optimize the massive point cloud scan data into a mesh STL file.
Read the full story on www.rapidform.com
For those who haven’t seen the film yet, here’s the trailer of the film!
X4 i-Remote is a new mobile application developed by Metrologic, which gives you the freedom to move away from your computer to measure large parts in remote areas. Metrolog X4, the universal 3D metrology software is now available with the optional i-Remote, a new application for Apple mobile devices (iPod touch and iPhone).
Communication between i-Remote and Metrolog X4 is provided through a local and secured W-LAN network. Metrolog X4 software is compatible with the FaroArm, the FARO Laser Tracker and Laser Scanner Focus3D.
Autodesk and FARO work closely together in providing solutions for 3D-scanning and design. Users can for example directly import 3D point clouds in the Autodesk software to further process these data.
Below video shows the use of a FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D in combination with Autodesk’s Factory Design Suite at Feige Filling, a company specialised in filling technology for liquid and pasty products in drums, cans, hobbocks, pails, bags or IBC.
Autodesk Factory Design Suite provides industrial designers the tools needed to create 2D-and 3D-models of industrial buildings.
It allows designers of industrial enterprises more effectively create and display circuit configuration of the equipment.