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Swift integrates indoor mobile mapping

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Faro Technologies says the system is the first of its kind.

Faro Technologies has released Focus Swift, reportedly the first fully integrated indoor mobile mapping system for professionals in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

The portable extension of Faro’s earlier Focus laser scanner is designed to balance accuracy and efficiency as it captures large-area as-built data. Depending on a job’s accuracy requirements, it can reportedly take mobile scans of large, complex areas up to 10 times faster than traditional static scans.

Swift uses Faro’s Scene software to process two-dimensional (2-D) data into three-dimensional (3-D) point clouds, which users can then import directly into computer-aided design (CAD) systems to simplify plans and optimize their building information modelling (BIM) workflow. The interface can run on any mobile device.

The cable-free system includes a carbon fibre tripod and three-wheeled vehicle that can be folded up for transport in two carry-on sized cases.

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