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KNOWLEDGE BASE

Faro Releases PointSense for Revit

FARO Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, 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 4, 2015. For more information on PointSense for Revit, please visit: http://kubitusa.com/PRESS/PointSense_for_Revit.php

About FARO
FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.
The Company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, FL; its European regional headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany; and its Asia/Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.

Will be available to users from May 4, 2015

More information is available at http://www.faro.com or contact Bruce Trevena at 02 9552 3466.