Managing the Project Lifecycle

FARO’s reality capture solutions enable general and specialty contractors to collaborate to deliver buildings and services according to defined specs and project schedule.

Minimize project timeline

With FARO laser scanning solutions contractors can continuously monitor construction sites throughout the entire project life cycle. By quickly capturing the project site throughout all phases, defects and errors can be quickly detected thus eliminating additional re-work or project delays. In addition, web-based cloud solutions permit data collaboration by various project partners simultaneously.

Eliminate unnecessary project costs

Utilizing FARO hardware and software will minimize overall project costs by providing accurate as-built conditions for the building life cycle. Eliminate rework, wasted raw materials, improper installations and cascading tolerance issues by quickly identifying defects or failures on-site. Laser scanning also improves risk mitigation by reducing the number of field-visits in hazardous areas.

Increase Project Quality

FARO laser scanning solutions allow contractors to effectively monitor the construction progress in real time. Project engineers can manage specialty trades to ensure that mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems are installed according to quality specifications. Ultimately the overall construction quality will be raised to a higher level.

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Ranging Error* ± 1mm at 10m, Scanning range from 0.6m to 70m, 150m and 350m, Supports real time, on-site registration in SCENE

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.

  • Transmit scan data wirelessly to FARO SCENE to perform real time, on-site registration
  • Rescan distant targets to perform accurate target detection or capture smaller areas in greater detail
  • Retake Photo allows user to select and recapture individual images with unwanted objects, i.e. people and moving vehicles
  • 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.


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 functions 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)
  • Rescan distant targets to perform accurate target detection or capture smaller areas in greater detail
  • 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.


A lightweight, 2D handheld mapper to quickly and easily capture and visualize 2D floor plans

With its innovative features such as the Scan Assist functionality users can save time and money by performing more efficient scan project planning. Users can share visual information (e.g. panoramic images) immediately via SCENE WebShare Cloud.

  • Record 2D floor plans walking through the building to document the square footage
  • Capture floor plans in real time on multiple levels and organize them into one project
  • Add photographs and annotations to the floor plan to document all critical details
  • Scan Assist: Calculates the best laser scanner positions based on the recorded 2D map
  • Scan Localizer: Facilitates a pre-placement of individual scans and thus simplifies and accelerates the ensuing final registration in FARO SCENE software*
  • Add 360° panoramic images to the 2D map and experience captured space visually off-site
  • Provide stakeholders access to captured information via SCENE 2go & SCENE WebShare Cloud or present4D VR Suite
  • Easily export projects, images and documents as DXF, PDF or into a ESRI Shape file for use in GIS systems, export the 2D map as a point cloud into CPE, PLY and XYZ

* Available for FARO® FocusS and FocusM scanners with firmware version 6.4 or higher


Align scans using real time on-site registration / Measure, 3D visualize, export scan data / Utilize many plug-in apps

FARO SCENE software is specifically designed for FocusS Series Laser Scanners and Freestyle Scanners. SCENE processes and manages scan data efficiently and easily by using real time, on-site registration, automatic object recognition, moving objects filter, scan registration and positioning.

  • Real time, on-site registration for FocusS scan data accelerates reality capture
  • Moving Objects Filter enables unwanted people, vehicles or machinery captured in the scene during the scanning process to be automatically detected and removed
  • FARO Laser High Dynamic Range (Laser-HDR™) support – create impressive HDR quality images in a substantially short amount of time
  • Powerful 3D mesh engine allows for automatic modeling of free form shapes and enables textured meshes which can be exported as .obj and then imported as reality capture data into other applications
  • Intuitive user interface offers guidance for complex tasks
  • Powerful Virtual Reality View enables management of 3D scan data in immersive detail

FARO SCENE WebShare Cloud

Digital Twin Platform for 3D Reality Data Sharing, Project Management & Scan-to-BIM Workflows

A cloud-based platform that provides real-time access to 3D reality data to be shared with partners anywhere and at any time, using a web browser. Highest FARO data security standards ensure that sensitive workloads can be hosted in the cloud.

  • Easily upload 3D reality data from any source of capture without data size constraints.
  • Various viewing modes provide a powerful visualization of projects and easy orientation.
  • Take measurements, add annotations and organize data using categories and reference tags.
  • Generate true to scale ortho images to be downloaded for creating 2D deliverables.
  • Export 3D point clouds using common industry standard formats for Scan-to-BIM workflows.
  • Directly integrate into Autodesk® BIM 360™ and many other AEC management databases.
  • Manage various projects using customizable user profiling with defined permissions.

FARO BuildIT Construction

Validate to Design / Perform Tolerance Evaluation / Position and Monitor

BuildIT Construction is the first fully integrated building lifecycle Quality Assurance/Control (QA/QC) management tool for construction professionals to continuously evaluate projects with real time comparisons against CAD designs using 3D scan data.

  • Verify accuracy of scan data to design models
  • Detect incorrect placement or missing features such as walls, columns, beams, pipes, etc…
  • Calculate tank deformation and volume to determine deviations during installations
  • Perform important measurements accurately and quickly
  • Inspect construction for adherence to building standards
  • Verify shifts and movements within structural performance over time with 4D analysis
  • Perform real time monitoring of adjacent structures throughout the project lifecycl