Faro has released PointSense 18.5, which the company says offers extended BIM modeling tools in Revit, greater quality assurance, and time saving in scan data extraction and analysis.

This latest update provides enhanced tools for accelerating point cloud modeling for AEC professionals in AutoCAD and Revit, the company said. The new release provides users with new fitting and deformation analysis tools, improved software ergonomics and a more seamless workflow integration.

In PointSense for Revit 18.5, users can quickly and accurately fit structural elements, such as steel beams and columns, into the point cloud for the first time. Tailored components can be automatically preselected and inserted using intelligent algorithms with full user control of the process. In addition, the transfer of scan data from SCENE 7.1 to Revit works easier. A new SendToRevit App enables the seamless transfer of coordinates from the Scan View into PointSense for Revit. The detour via exporting and processing in VirtuSurv is no longer necessary.

“With the enhanced fitting functionality in PointSense for Revit the transfer of real building data into BIM models once again becomes more comprehensive for our customers,” comments Andreas Gerster, vice president, global construction BIM-CIM. “The SCENE to PointSense for Revit interface organizes the workflow using FARO SCENE point cloud data even more efficiently. Whether modeling doors, walls, roofs, pipe runs or beams, the seamless transmitting of point cloud coordinates into the BIM software provides an instant value enhancement to our software users.”