With Faro Pointsens Plant engineers can take scan data into familiar AutoCAD design tools to quickly creat models that include industry-standard components - without manual modeling. In this course, you can learn your way around the Point Plant interface and see how to bring in scan data, configure pattern recognition and bring your model into AutoCAD and Plant 3D. Instructor Irene Radciffe covers piping and steel processes in detail and providee an overview of the VirtuSurv plugin, for high-speed modeling of scan data.


VIRTUSURV: Use and Evaluation of laser scan data with or without CAD


Evaluate Laser Scan Data With or Without CAD



VirtuSurv is a FARO® standalone software for working with highly visual laser scan data. The program supports the import,


export and display of


numerous structured scan data formats and has interfaces for Windows based programs as well as various CAD and BIM packages.


This flexible


platform makes the use of laser scans extremely easy. Take accurate measurements within seconds.



Stream Data into Forms and Databases


VirtuSurv supports a completely digital, less error-prone workflow. Take measurements easily to navigate photo-like scan view and


send them


directly into the Windows application of your choice. Fill in forms, Excel sheets, databases or tables with distances or coordinates.


Generate results


in just three steps: Load the project. Connect to Windows application. Measure.



Create CAD Drawings and 3D Models from Scan Data within Minutes



Click and measure desired points within VirtuSurv and the design is simultaneously drawn into a CAD plan, BIM design.


Find coordinates,


distances and draw CAD objects without loading large and bulky point clouds into a CAD environment. Adapting VirtuSurv


to a current workflow is fast and efficient.



Write macros with CAD commands and make them easily available using hot keys. Take advantage of predefined and


comfortable command strings.



Display Laser Scans Fast and as Clear as Photos


High resolution views make it possible for the user to navigate intuitively, recognize needed objects and easily survey them


within the familiar photo-like view of the scans.



Work in a Homogeneous Environment


Do you have scans of the same scene, but taken with different scanners in different formats? Combine them in a single


VirtuSurv project and measure across the single scan boundaries. Do you use laser scanning for fast data collection?


Find point clouds too confusing? Looking for a fast and easy workflow? Want to start without training?



Speed up your processing - Adapt VirtuSurv to Your Specific Workflow


VirtuSurv provides macros which can control the actions of external programs from within the VirtuSurv interface. This speeds


up the evaluation of scan data considerably and prevents from switching between VirtuSurv and the target application. As an


experienced user, customize the macros at will and create new macros in order to optimize workflows.




Stream Data into Forms and Databases


Surveyors traditionally using a total station and coded field books to generate a finished drawing upon import to their CAD


package can now combine laser scanning with this familiar workflow. The ”Create Field Book” option within VirtuSurv


supports this traditional procedure and reduces training to a minimum.



Virtusurv is the Solution


Fast loading through an optimized file of format


- Fast and intuitive navigate within photo-like scan views.


- Transfer of measurements into forms and databases


- Direct interface to CAD and other Windows applications


- No bulky point clouds inside CAD


- Support of familiar workflows


- Support of numerous scan data formats


- The software can be used anywhere measurement data needs to be extracted from laser scans.



Areas of Application


Collection of us-built data for the preservation of historical monuments, construction and architecture


- Measurement for window construction, interior fittings, interior design, ect.


- Archaeological excavation documentation


- Accident and crime scene documentation


- Preservation of evidence 





Operating          System             

  Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Window 10, 64-bit Only                    

Hardware          Requirements  

 Computer: Processor at least 2.5 GHz better 3-4 GHz; Ram at least 8GB better 32GB and more; Laser scanner; type     according to task

      Data         Requirements

 Registered, i.e scans with station infomation that have been oriented and geo-referenced to each other

Supported Point Cloud Exports

 LAS, PTS and kubit PTC

Supported Scan Data Formats

 FARO (FLS, FWS, LSPROK), standard -Format E57, Leica (PTG), Topcon (CLR,CL3), Z+F (ZFS, ZFPRJ, PTX

Supported CAD Packages

 All Windows applications, direct interfaces AutoCAD(LT), BricsCAD, SEMA. Visa the generic Windows interface. Rhino,   GStarCAD, IntelliCAD, Cadework, Trimble Business Center, DraftSight, AVICAD, MapScenes and many more; via Field   Book; Geagraf, Covadis etc.


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