Bringing historical sites back to life

FARO® offers solutions and workflows for 3D documentation of ancient buildings, monuments, statues and excavations. These tools help historians and archaeologists to efficiently capture, manage and analyze historical as-built data.

Capture & Analyze historical sites

Whether for restoration or scientific analysis purposes, for securing protected buildings or virtual presentations of historical sites, the FARO laser scanners enable the complete and precise capturing of as-built data in HDR colors. Final deliverables, such as orthophotos, 2D plans, 3D models and can be processed subsequently thanks to FARO’s heritage and archaeology specific software tools.

Adopt a sustainable CAD data format

Utilizing FARO laser scanning solutions and software allows historians and archaeologists to transfer scan of real world conditions into AutoCAD® drawings. As the worldwide standard software for 3D modeling, AutoCAD® software is secured by a long-lasting and sustainable data format.

Leave the site with a finished plan

Immediately draw and construct complete excavation data on-site, using FARO’s archaeology software which allows data processing captured by a conventional total station. Once the geometry has been transferred into AutoCAD® deliverables such as floor plans, sections or 3D models, a digital map of findings and damages can be created and amalyzed.

+ Existing Conditions

Capture & Analyze historical sites

Whether for restoration or scientific analysis purposes, for securing protected buildings or virtual presentations of historical sites, the FARO laser scanners enable the complete and precise capturing of as-built data in HDR colors. Final deliverables, such as orthophotos, 2D plans, 3D models and can be processed subsequently thanks to FARO’s heritage and archaeology specific software tools.

+ Plans for the future

Adopt a sustainable CAD data format

Utilizing FARO laser scanning solutions and software allows historians and archaeologists to transfer scan of real world conditions into AutoCAD® drawings. As the worldwide standard software for 3D modeling, AutoCAD® software is secured by a long-lasting and sustainable data format.

+ Finished plans

Leave the site with a finished plan

Immediately draw and construct complete excavation data on-site, using FARO’s archaeology software which allows data processing captured by a conventional total station. Once the geometry has been transferred into AutoCAD® deliverables such as floor plans, sections or 3D models, a digital map of findings and damages can be created and amalyzed.

Your One Stop, Total Solution

FocusS

Ranging Error* ± 1mm at 10m, Scanning range from 0.6m to 70m, 150m and 350m, IP 54 and extended temperature range

The FocusS combines hallmark features of the previous FARO® Focus3D product line with significant technological innovations such as Ingress Protection Rating (IP54), increased scanning accuracy, an internal accessory bay and a built-in compensation routine.

  • Capture outdoors with the certified industry standard Ingress Protection (IP) Rating, IP54
  • Scan with improved accuracy and distance via dual-axis compensator and angular measurement
  • Conduct on-site compensation routines for high data quality assurance
  • Operate the scanner in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) and up to 131°F (55°C)

*Ranging error is defined as a systematic measurement error at around 10m and 25m, one sigma.

FARO Focus S Laser Scanner

FocusM

Ranging Error* ± 3mm at 10m, Scanning range from 0.6m to 70m, IP 54 and extended temperature range

The FocusM combines hallmark features of the FARO® FocusS product line with significant technological innovations such as Ingress Protection Rating (IP54), HDR imaging, extended temperature range and unrestricted freedom of choice to leverage software tools for application based workflows.

  • Capture outdoors with the certified industry standard Ingress Protection (IP) Rating, IP54
  • Operate the scanner in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) and up to 131°F (55°C)
  • First professional grade scanner that sets a new standard in price/performance

*Ranging error is defined as a systematic measurement error at around 10m and 25m, one sigma.

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FARO Focus M 70 Laser Scanner

Freestyle3D X

Accuracy of ± 1mm, Scanning range from .5m to 3m, Intuitive plug and play system

The FARO Freestyle3D X is a top-quality, durable, industrial-grade and high-precision handheld scanner for AEC professionals. It quickly and reliably documents rooms, structures and objects in 3D and creates high-definition point clouds.

  • Scan around corners where visibility and lighting conditions is limited
  • Capture many surfaces in a wide range of environments with or without artificial targets
  • Calibrate on-site, ensuring consistent and high quality data
  • Combine results from Focus Laser Scanners and the Freestyle3D X, even in gray scale

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FARO Freestyle3D Handheld Scanner
+ FocusS

FocusS

Ranging Error* ± 1mm at 10m, Scanning range from 0.6m to 70m, 150m and 350m, IP 54 and extended temperature range

The FocusS combines hallmark features of the previous FARO® Focus3D product line with significant technological innovations such as Ingress Protection Rating (IP54), increased scanning accuracy, an internal accessory bay and a built-in compensation routine.

  • Capture outdoors with the certified industry standard Ingress Protection (IP) Rating, IP54
  • Scan with improved accuracy and distance via dual-axis compensator and angular measurement
  • Conduct on-site compensation routines for high data quality assurance
  • Operate the scanner in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) and up to 131°F (55°C)

*Ranging error is defined as a systematic measurement error at around 10m and 25m, one sigma.

FARO Focus S Laser Scanner
+ FocusM

FocusM

Ranging Error* ± 3mm at 10m, Scanning range from 0.6m to 70m, IP 54 and extended temperature range

The FocusM combines hallmark features of the FARO® FocusS product line with significant technological innovations such as Ingress Protection Rating (IP54), HDR imaging, extended temperature range and unrestricted freedom of choice to leverage software tools for application based workflows.

  • Capture outdoors with the certified industry standard Ingress Protection (IP) Rating, IP54
  • Operate the scanner in temperatures as low as -4°F (-20°C) and up to 131°F (55°C)
  • First professional grade scanner that sets a new standard in price/performance

*Ranging error is defined as a systematic measurement error at around 10m and 25m, one sigma.

download_pdf

FARO Focus M 70 Laser Scanner
+ Freestyle3D X

Freestyle3D X

Accuracy of ± 1mm, Scanning range from .5m to 3m, Intuitive plug and play system

The FARO Freestyle3D X is a top-quality, durable, industrial-grade and high-precision handheld scanner for AEC professionals. It quickly and reliably documents rooms, structures and objects in 3D and creates high-definition point clouds.

  • Scan around corners where visibility and lighting conditions is limited
  • Capture many surfaces in a wide range of environments with or without artificial targets
  • Calibrate on-site, ensuring consistent and high quality data
  • Combine results from Focus Laser Scanners and the Freestyle3D X, even in gray scale

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FARO Freestyle3D Handheld Scanner
FARO SCENE & SCENE WebShare Cloud

FARO SCENE & SCENE WebShare Cloud

Combine single scans into a project / Measure, 3D visualize, export scan data / Share for collaboration

FARO’s SCENE software is specifically designed for all FARO FocusS, Focus3D X Laser Scanner and Freestyle Scanners. SCENE processes and manages scan data efficiently and easily by using automatic object recognition, scan registration and positioning.

  • Solid 3D surfaces rendering presents data with peerless clarity and full color detail
  • HDR mapping function preserves realistic image details and true color appearances
  • Powerful 3D mesh engine allows for automatic modeling of free form shapes
  • Easy collaboration and secured sharing of scan project data with SCENE WebShare Cloud
  • Powerful Virtual Reality View enables management of 3D scan data in immersive detail
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FARO PointSense Heritage

Photogrammetry and laser scans in AutoCAD® / 2D plans and 3D models / High resolution documentation

FARO’s PointSense Heritage tools allow the documentation of historical buildings and archaeological sites based on laser scan data and/or photos inside AutoCAD.

  • Fast construction of 3D models thanks to integration of point clouds and photos
  • Calculation of true ortho photos
  • Generation of true-to-scale image plans and unwound images using point clouds and/or photos
  • Intuitive navigation within the planar scan view of the scan data

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FARO VirtuSurv

Evaluate scan data with or without CAD / Load large scan projects quickly / Start work without training

VirtuSurv is FARO’s standalone software for working with highly visual laser scan data. The program allows to send measurements from photo-like scan views into various applications of choice (e.g. AutoCAD, Windows, BricsCAD, Rhino, GStarCAD).

  • Offers CAD plan drawing simoultaneously to clicking measurement points
  • Supports the import and export of numerous structured scan data formats
  • Provides predefined and comfortable command strings for taking measurements
  • Allows to combine scans in different formats into a single project

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FARO TachyCAD

As-built drawings on-site / Reliable data collection in real-time / Leave the site with a finished plan

FARO’s TachyCAD software converts measurements from common total stations immediately into CAD geometry. Results such as floor plans, sections, elevations or 3D objects, can be created on-site in an AutoCAD® drawing.

  • Interfaces to various types of total stations and extra equipment such as hand held distance meters
  • Measuring and drawing of building elements: doors, windows, stairs, ceiling grid etc.
  • Surface data management, e.g. automatic calculation of floor areas,
  • Various export options: Excel, ASCII tables, XML, HTML, AutoCAD blocks, CAFM polygons

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FARO PhoToPlan

Easy image rectification / Acquire accurate dimensions / Utilize photogrammetry within AutoCAD®

PhoToPlan is a software for true-to-scale digital image rectification. Rectified images can be used to draw plans of façades or acquire geometrical data of ceilings, wall frescos, churches or towers. PhoToPlan works inside the familiar AutoCAD/LT environments.

  • Rectification of photos by means of reference measurements or control points
  • Mounting of several rectified images to one image plan
  • Photogrammetric 3D image evaluation
  • Orthophoto computation and unwinding photos of cylindrical/prismatic surfaces to a plane

download_pdf

FARO MonuMap

Structured mapping of building conditions / Automated visualisation / Derive action planning

MonuMap is FARO’s software solution for mapping existing building conditions inside AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT®. It is widely used in the fields of building research, heritage and archaeology. Rectified images, scanned drawings or vector graphics serve as the basis.

  • Mapping and visualization of objects, like stones with attributes such as color, size etc.
  • Damage visualization by hatches
  • Options to create action planning list for maintenance and repairs
  • Extensive export possibillities for part lists and quantity surveys
+ FARO SCENE
FARO SCENE & SCENE WebShare Cloud

FARO SCENE & SCENE WebShare Cloud

Combine single scans into a project / Measure, 3D visualize, export scan data / Share for collaboration

FARO’s SCENE software is specifically designed for all FARO FocusS, Focus3D X Laser Scanner and Freestyle Scanners. SCENE processes and manages scan data efficiently and easily by using automatic object recognition, scan registration and positioning.

  • Solid 3D surfaces rendering presents data with peerless clarity and full color detail
  • HDR mapping function preserves realistic image details and true color appearances
  • Powerful 3D mesh engine allows for automatic modeling of free form shapes
  • Easy collaboration and secured sharing of scan project data with SCENE WebShare Cloud
  • Powerful Virtual Reality View enables management of 3D scan data in immersive detail
download_pdf
+ PointSense Heritage

FARO PointSense Heritage

Photogrammetry and laser scans in AutoCAD® / 2D plans and 3D models / High resolution documentation

FARO’s PointSense Heritage tools allow the documentation of historical buildings and archaeological sites based on laser scan data and/or photos inside AutoCAD.

  • Fast construction of 3D models thanks to integration of point clouds and photos
  • Calculation of true ortho photos
  • Generation of true-to-scale image plans and unwound images using point clouds and/or photos
  • Intuitive navigation within the planar scan view of the scan data

download_pdf

+ VirtuSurv

FARO VirtuSurv

Evaluate scan data with or without CAD / Load large scan projects quickly / Start work without training

VirtuSurv is FARO’s standalone software for working with highly visual laser scan data. The program allows to send measurements from photo-like scan views into various applications of choice (e.g. AutoCAD, Windows, BricsCAD, Rhino, GStarCAD).

  • Offers CAD plan drawing simoultaneously to clicking measurement points
  • Supports the import and export of numerous structured scan data formats
  • Provides predefined and comfortable command strings for taking measurements
  • Allows to combine scans in different formats into a single project

download_pdf

+ TachyCAD

FARO TachyCAD

As-built drawings on-site / Reliable data collection in real-time / Leave the site with a finished plan

FARO’s TachyCAD software converts measurements from common total stations immediately into CAD geometry. Results such as floor plans, sections, elevations or 3D objects, can be created on-site in an AutoCAD® drawing.

  • Interfaces to various types of total stations and extra equipment such as hand held distance meters
  • Measuring and drawing of building elements: doors, windows, stairs, ceiling grid etc.
  • Surface data management, e.g. automatic calculation of floor areas,
  • Various export options: Excel, ASCII tables, XML, HTML, AutoCAD blocks, CAFM polygons

download_pdf

+ PhoToPlan

FARO PhoToPlan

Easy image rectification / Acquire accurate dimensions / Utilize photogrammetry within AutoCAD®

PhoToPlan is a software for true-to-scale digital image rectification. Rectified images can be used to draw plans of façades or acquire geometrical data of ceilings, wall frescos, churches or towers. PhoToPlan works inside the familiar AutoCAD/LT environments.

  • Rectification of photos by means of reference measurements or control points
  • Mounting of several rectified images to one image plan
  • Photogrammetric 3D image evaluation
  • Orthophoto computation and unwinding photos of cylindrical/prismatic surfaces to a plane

download_pdf

+ MonuMap

FARO MonuMap

Structured mapping of building conditions / Automated visualisation / Derive action planning

MonuMap is FARO’s software solution for mapping existing building conditions inside AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT®. It is widely used in the fields of building research, heritage and archaeology. Rectified images, scanned drawings or vector graphics serve as the basis.

  • Mapping and visualization of objects, like stones with attributes such as color, size etc.
  • Damage visualization by hatches
  • Options to create action planning list for maintenance and repairs
  • Extensive export possibillities for part lists and quantity surveys