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FARO 3-D Documentation Conference

Feb. 21–22, 2012, in Orlando, FL

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 12:41

(FARO: Lake Mary, FL) -- An emerging trend in laser scanning and building information modeling (BIM) comes from the adoption of repetitive scanning or ongoing project scanning. Here scans are taken at the very inception of the project, integrated into the model, and are continually taken to update the model as the project is constructed. So what’s the future of laser scanning in the BIM world? Laser scanning is the “truth serum” in the BIM workflow. It allows precise 3-D measurements to be integrated as a component of the actual design/construct process. And as the cost of scanning and processing becomes more affordable, the integration of laser scanning and BIM will increase tremendously.

Ken Smerz, the president of Precision 3D Scanning, will present an overview of laser scanning in the BIM world through the use of case studies material during Faro Technologies’ 3-D Documentation Conference, scheduled for Feb. 21–22, 2012, in Orlando Florida. For more information, click here.


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FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement and imaging devices and software. FARO’s portable equipment permits high-precision 3-D measurement, imaging, and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, 3-D documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes, and to generate digital scans of historic sites. Principal products include the FaroArm, the FARO Laser Tracker ION, FARO Laser ScanArm, FARO Laser Scanner, FARO Gage, and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software.