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Feature Comparison & Autodesk Compatibility by Version for As-Built for AutoCAD



The following table lists major feature enhancements added to  As-Built™ for AutoCAD® by version.

Note: As-Built for AutoCAD 2018 is the only version to support AutoCAD LT. Earlier versions of PointSense do not support AutoCAD LT, click here for more information.


As-Built for AutoCAD 2022 As-Built for AutoCAD 2021 As-Built for AutoCAD 2020 As-Built for AutoCAD 2019 As-Built for AutoCAD 2018 PointSense Plant 18.5 PointSense Heritage 18.5 PointSense Building 18.5 PointSense Pro 18.5 PointSense Basic 18.5 Native AutoCAD
Date of last released version TBD June 2022 June 2021 May 2020 June 2019 June 2018 June 2018 June 2018 June 2018 June 2018  
Date of first released version June 2022 July 2021 July 2020 July 2019 May 2018 Dec 2017 Dec 2017 Dec 2017 Dec 2017 Dec 2017  
Release Notes Release Notes and Version History
Supported AutoCAD Versions 2019 to 2023 2019 to 2022 2017 to 2021 2017 to 2020 2015 to 2019 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018  
Supported Windows
Versions (64 bit)
10/11 10 8.1 Update KB2919355
10 version 1903 and higher0
7, 8, 8.1, 10  
Compatibility with AutoCAD 2023 X                    
Enhanced Plane Analysis Tool X                    
Compatibility with AutoCAD 2022 X X                  
Display and Use of Textured Meshes X X X                
Enhanced Plant Tools for more efficient modeling of pipe runs and steel structures X X X                
Improved Licensing X X X                
FARO Customer Experience Improvement Program X X X                
New As-Built Modeler included X X X                
Re-Designed Clash Detection X X X X              
Removed Outdated Point Cloud Formats X X X X              
Section Manager – Enhanced Export  X X X X              
FARO Assist  X X X X              
Extended Plant Spec File  X X X X              
Import of AgiSoft Metashape Projects X X X X              
Contains the functionality of all former PointSense modules (basic, Pro, Plant, Building, and Heritage) X X X X X            
Expanded feature data management tools X X X X X            
Total station interface  X X X X X            
Extensive photogrammetry tools X X X X X            
New licensing system with higher flexibility X X X X X            
User Interface now available in EN, DE, FR, IT, ES, PT, CN, JP X X X X X            
Software available via digital download now for immediate use after sale. X X X X X            
Catalog-based Pipe Extraction X X X X X X          
Export of pipe runs to various formats  X X X X X X          
Catalog-based Structural Extraction X X X X X X          
Apply Constraints for pipes and for structural elements X X X X X X          
Tie-in point extraction X X X X X X          
Tank analysis (including volumes report) X X X X X X          
Custom tagging, database management for pipes X X X X X X          
Photogrammetry tools for image orientation and multiple image evaluation X X X X X   X        
Autodesk ReCap Photo and AgiSoft PhotoScan project import X X X X X   X        
Photo/Point cloud unwrap X X X X X   X        
Image to Cloud drawing X X X X X   X        
Special commands for generation of 2D plans and elevations X X X X X     X      
Area data management for rooms X X X X X     X      
SmartSnap X X X X X X X X X    
Plane/Edge/Corner detection for easy modeling X X X X X X X X X    
Plane/Cylinder/Cone fitting X X X X X X X X X    
Line/Polyline extraction X X X X X X X X X    
Deformation analysis and quality control for modeled objects X X X X X X X X X    
Fit solids X X X X X X X X X    
Old Clash Detection        X X X X X X    
Slicing (including multiple slices) X X X X X X X X X X  
Section Manager  X X X X X X X X X X  
Ortho Image from point cloud X X X X X X X X X X  
External scan views (VirtuSurv/SCENE) X X X X X X X X X X  
Scan labels with link to external scan views (VirtuSurv) X X X X X X X X X X  
Scan Navigation X X X X X X X X X X  
Display of Autodesk ReCap point clouds (RCP/RCS) X X X X X X X X X X X
Cropping/Sectioning  X X X X X X X X X X X
Snapping X X X X X X X X X X X