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BuildIT

Construction

FARO® Knowledge Base

Tank Volume Analysis with BuildIT Construction

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TankVolAnalysis-1.jpgObjective:

Use BuildIT Construction to Import FLS file and perform a tank volume analysis on a cloud surface to evaluate the storage volume.

You’ll learn:

  • A simple workflow from importing the files to producing a report of the volume analysis.
  • Opening BuildIT, import a *FLS Cloud file.
  • Performing the Tank Volume Analysis Command
  • Exporting a report

Tutorial Download

If you would like to download the file used in this article, download the accompanying Training Data and extract its contents to a folder on your PC.

Training Data Download
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Import FLS File

Import the FLS files using the following method:

  • In the menu bar, select “File > Import > Import FLS Clouds”. ImportFLS.png
  • Select the files “TANK_rev_000.fls and TANK_rev_001.fls” from the training data and open.
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Perform Tank Volume Analysis

  • Select “Evaluate > Tank Volume AnalysisTankVolumeIcon.pngtank_volume_analysis2019.png
  • Select the clouds for “Tank Cloud”.
  • Set the “Cross-section Spacing” to 4 inches.
    • Cross section spacing controls the height intervals on the report. For spacing of 4 inches, we will get a cross sectional area every 4 inches from the bottom of the tank.
  • Uncheck “Slanted Tank”.
    • This is useful if the tank is not vertical or horizontal.
  • Check “Display result as a mesh”.
    • This will display the resulting volume as a mesh.
  • Select “Apply”. ApplyIcon.png

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Export and Review the Report

  • In the report tab, select generate report.

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  • Review the report, included will be a summary table and several graphs that give volume information of the tank.

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Recap:

Congratulations, you have completed the tank volume analysis module! By now you should have a grasp of the following:

  • A simple workflow from importing the files to producing a report of the volume analysis.
  • Opening BuildIT, import a *FLS Cloud file.
  • Performing the Tank Volume Analysis Command
  • Exporting a report