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FARO Announces the Release of PointSense and VirtuSurv 17.0: Point Cloud Tools for Engineers, Architects and Construction Specialists

Matt Ball on June 6, 2016 - in Modeling, Products, Surveying/Mapping

Lake Mary, Fla., May 2016—FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for Metrology, Factory Automation, Product Design, Public Safety and BIM-CIM, announces the release of PointSense and VirtuSurv 17.0, laser scanning plug-ins for the Autodesk environment that ensure seamless integration with the recently released Autodesk 2017 product line.

3D laser scanning is quickly becoming the accepted practice for fast, efficient and accurate capture of as-built data by engineers, architects and construction specialists. However, designers are often left with CAD programs that have manual and inconsistent methods for transforming scan data into final design needs. The PointSense and VirtuSurv 17.0 programs provide BIM-CIM CAD designers with comprehensive tool kits for solving the challenge of converting massive point cloud data sets into intelligent 3D models. Customers can choose software modules that match their specific workflows and plug-ins are available for both AutoCAD and Revit.

With each major release, FARO continues to push innovative design techniques and improve workflows within the Autodesk environment. Product features are inspired by customer demand. For example, PointSense for Revit 17.0 now provides support for “work-sharing” projects, allowing all BIM-CIM stakeholders to simultaneously use PointSense on a common Revit project file. In addition, an enhanced wall-fitting tool allows users to accurately extract walls from point clouds without having to scan both sides of the wall.

“FARO understands the significance that Autodesk software plays in completing our clients’ workflows within the BIM-CIM market.” stated Andreas Gerster, Vice President, BIM/CIM and Product Design. “Our engineering team worked closely with Autodesk to provide a seamless transition to Autodesk 2017 products so that our customers have immediate, uninterrupted access to the latest design platform.”


PointSense and VirtuSurv 17.0 are available for immediate shipment. For additional information please visit www.faro.com/sg.

About FARO

FARO is a global technology company that develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites.

With FARO, 3D measurement and documentation needs can be fulfilled confidently. As a pioneer and market leader in portable computer-aided measurement, FARO consistently applies the latest advances in technology to make its industry-leading product offerings more accurate, reliable, and easy to use. The focus is on simplifying workflow with tools that empower customers, thereby dramatically reducing the on-site measuring time and lowering overall costs.

Worldwide, approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO’s systems. The company’s global headquarters are located in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Japan, China, India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, and The Netherlands.

Further information: www.faro.com/sg

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