May 25, 2016

FARO announces the release of PointSense & VirtuSurv 17.0

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Press Release Highlights:

  • FARO has released version 17.0 of PointSense and VirtuSurv, which are compatible with Autodesk’s 2017 releases
  • PointSense now includes “work-sharing” for simultaneous use of one Revit project file, and an enhanced wall-fitting tool
  • Both solutions are now available

FARO Technologies, 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 and a limited-time promotional offer, when bundled with FARO’s industry-leading BIM-CIM Laser Scanner, is available until June 24th. For additional information please visit

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