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September 24, 2018
FARO Announces Latest Ground-breaking Version of BuildIT Construction 2018.5 with Enhanced Functionality to Improve Transparency for an Informed Construction Lifecycle

Lake Mary, September 2018 — FARO (NASDAQ: FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and construction BIM/CIM applications, announces the latest version of BuildIT Construction (2018.5). BuildIT Construction Software is a comprehensive verification software solution that accelerates projects and minimizes waste by now giving construction professionals the power of a single software ecosystem configured with automated workflows and powerful established platforms.

Focus Laser Scanner Registration

Multiple import solutions are now available creating a more seamless experience in software integration. BuildIT 2018.5 now provides the ability to register Focus Laser Scanner data files directly during import. Removing the need of a registration software for various site workflows and enabling an on-site validation process within one software solution results in an efficient workflow. It is a key differentiator for BuildIT as it reduces the time from capturing reality to the validation report by half while also drastically reducing the steps.

Autodesk® Revit™ File Import

BuildIT Construction 2018.5 features the ability to AEC professionals are now able to import native Autodesk® Revit® files from version 2015 - 2018.5. This result in a faster process for model comparison due to native file import from one of the major BIM design tools. Another benefit of this Revit™ File Import includes the avoidance of lost information due to data conversion limitations and improving traceability using the object’s project ID within various software platforms as well as in validation reports.

Support of IFC File Import

In addition to the Revit File Importation feature, BuildIT 2018.5 also allows users to import IFC 2x3 and IFC 4.0 files. Since IFC files are a common standard in the construction industry, the practice of validation against design models is made more efficient and straight-forward.

Tolerance Evaluation

BuildIT Construction new tank volume analysis command gives construction professionals the ability to analyze various tank forms. By understanding the volume of tanks, users will now document correct volume in a trusted and traceable way. Facility managers can calculate and create tank volume charts for calibration based on specified height intervals. Customers will also be able to perform important inspections accurately and quickly that range from inspection of floor flatness and levelness, topographic curves to measuring the deformation of constructed object.

Customized Visual Representation

Exporting colorized models in standard E57 file format allows BuildIT Construction 2018.5 users to transfer analysis results as 3D model into project manager BIM model viewers like Autodesk® Navisworks® and others. This enables a complete new way of issuing visualization in common viewers, simplifying construction project management and uncovering issues quickly with traceability. In addition, the 2018.5 version of BuildIT Construction gives construction professionals the capability to customize the color scale in deviation heatmaps to local standards or project requirements. With this, areas out of tolerance can be detected even faster based on the assigned colors. Finally, this will lead to a seamless identification of project areas that require rework or fixes such as floor flatness, beam camber or deviations.

BuildIT Construction 2018.5 empowers project managers to compare construction site reality with design data and older status to uncover discrepancies and deviations in a traceable way to finally take proven decisions sooner. In the end, they can keep their construction project on time and in budget with less stress and wasted material. The new 2018.5 version with the new registration workflow during scan import and the ability to read IFC-files is streamlining user workflows even more and addresses now the entire construction BIM design software market.

For more information on the BuildIT software upgrade visit: https://www.faro.com/products/construction-bim-cim/faro-buildit-construction/

 

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