Apr
07
2015

FARO® Streamlines As-Built to BIM Workflows with PointSense for Revit®

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®.

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“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!

Mar
06
2015

FARO assits in the 36 Pit Fire Investigation

ESTACADA, Ore. – A wildfire that burned thousands of acres and threatened hundreds of homes back in September last year and thanks to FARO and the FARO Focus 3D Laser Scanner investigarors were able to conclude that the fire was started by bullet fragments igniting dry grass and brush at gravel pit popular with target shooters. The 36 Pit Fire was not intentionally set, according to fire officials. The gravel pit was open to recreational target shooting when the fire started.

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The fire threatened homes near Estacada and forced evacuations and had more than 1,000 people fighting the fire, including 12 elite Hot Shot crews, with the fire being estimated at over 5,500 acres in size.

Click here to watch the Video explaing the 36 Pit Fire and how FARO helped assist in the investigation, or want to find out more about our versatile product range? Then check out our website!

Mar
04
2015

FARO® Expands Presence in Architecture, Engineering and Construction with Acquisition of kubit

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.”

For more information about FARO’s 3D scanning solutions visit our website or to see the full press release of the aquisition click here!

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Nov
11
2014

FARO Technologies launch CAM2® SmartInspect 1.2

We at FARO are proud to announce the release of the our FARO CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2 , the industry’s first full-featured portable software for basic geometric measurements, without CAD, for our FARO Laser tracker and FARO measuring arms.

The release reinforces our FARO’s continued commitment to simplify 3D measurement. CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2 will now interface with FARO’s Laser Trackers, providing a simple and efficient solution for those who require the accuracy and large measurement volume provided by the capabilities of laser trackers, but not the complexity of  CAD-based software.

 

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CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2 has been optimized to run on all Microsoft Windows™ based Touch PCs or Touchpads, providing users a new way to interact with inspection data and measurement devices. The addition of touch capability makes the software ideal for fully mobile measurement applications and establishes it as the first portable metrology software for laser trackers and measuring arms on the market.

Additional new features include a Move Device™ function, which streamlines the inspection of large parts, particularly when frequent repositioning is needed. Users can now move their device during the measurement process and measure their part from different positions. By enabling quick identification of correct target correspondence, time requirements to relocate (leapfrog) the arm or tracker is reduced along with the potential for error.

Other innovative advancements are the voice operation and audible feedback functionalities. The voice operation feature enables users to provide instructions using voice commands, allowing for hands-free operation and resulting in both reduced measurement times and improved mobility. The audible feedback feature provides real-time relay of information, alerting the user when a bad measurement has occurred or when the laser tracker beam has been broken.

For more information on CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2, click here!

Oct
21
2014

LAUNCH! FARO SCENE Webshare Cloud 1.6

FARO are excited to reveal the brand new FARO Scene Webshare Cloud 1.6!

SCENE Webshare Cloud is a cloud-based hosting solution from FARO for easy and secure sharing of scan data worldwide via the internet.

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With SCENE Webshare Cloud, FARO offers a comprehensive service to provide users with simple access to 3D documentation and neither technical training nor specialist skills in 3D laser scanning are necessary to work with the intuitive user interface!

Digital Data, such as 3D documentation, can be made available to many different project partners as the SCENE Webshare Cloud solution offers a highly secure hosting service with various packages at different prices.

But what’s new with SCENE Webshare Cloud 1.6?

New features include easier sharing of bookmarks with co-workers, the ability to upload your own custom company logo when sharing with project partners or customers, a new uploader role which has been split from the project manager role to enable some users to upload but not administrate, a panorama view compass, a uniform toolbar, optimisation for small screens e.g. mobiles or tablets, and much more!

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Want to see these new features and more? Try our 30day FREE Trial now!

Oct
13
2014

FARO @ PETEX London 2014

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FARO UK will be taking part in the 2014 PETEX Conference & Exhibition in London. PETEX, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is the largest subsurface-focused E&P conference and exhibition in the UK and attracts thousands of delegates from across the world.

We will be showcasing our revolutionary, high speed FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D for 3D measurement and 3D image documentation, together with the accompanying SCENE software for processing and managing scanned data easily and efficiently.

Date: 18th-20th November 2014
Stand: G1
Location: ExCel London

For more information visit the official event website or email postman-uk@faroeurope.com

 

 

Sep
18
2014

FARO @ ICE BIM Conference!

FARO UK is happy to announce that we will be taking part at the ICE BIM Conference 2014!

Taking place on the 29th October, we will be presenting our revolutionary, high speed FARO Laser Scanner Focus 3D for 3D measurement and 3D image documentaiton together with the accompanying SCENE software for processing and managing scanned data easily and efficiently by using automatic object recognition as well as scan registration and positioning.

Date: 29th October 2014
Location: Lancaster London
Lancaster Terrace
London
W2 2TY

For more information visit the event website or email uk@faroeurope.com …we look forward to welcoming you!

Aug
26
2014

Video: New Correspondence Feature with Scene 5.3

In a series of recorded videos, 3D Documentation Engineer Si Horton explains differnet features of the new FARO Scene 5.3.

In this video Si explains how you can use the ‘Correspondence Split View’ to match similar areas in neighbouring scans, meaning any missing positioning information problems can be resolved.

May
06
2014

All in one probing and scanning metrology software: FARO CAM2 Measure 10.3

FARO CAM2 Measure 10.3: new all in one probing and scanning metrology software
CAM2 Measure 10.3 offers a complete contact and non-contact metrology solution. Its new capabilities can be used with FARO’s scanning devices such as the FARO ScanArm for CAD-to-part analysis.

The software is primarily developed for tasks such as the inspection of free and complex forms and soft or flexible materials that are difficult to inspect with a tactile system.

New features such as Cross Section Analysis, Point Cloud Registration, Deviation Markers and the enhanced Live Colour Scan, support data collection and point cloud analysis. [Read more …]

Apr
04
2014

Exhibition of FARO’s Partners during the 3D Conference

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.

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