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FARO® Knowledge Base

What's new with BuildIT Construction



The following article highlights the new features included in each major release of BuildIT Construction. For all change information in the latest version, please refer to the Release Notes.

BuildIT Construction 2021.5

This release for FARO® BuildIT Construction Software brings further simplified workflows from data acquisition to reporting. BuildIT Construction 2021.5 allows synchronizing BCF Topics directly with cloud services, offers new guided workflows to streamline the analysis of large datasets, and fully integrates with the latest FARO hardware. Here are a few highlights from the latest release:

Direct Synchronization of BCF Topics with Procore

BITConstWN2021-5_BCFsync.pngBCF Topics could already be created in BuildIT Construction. Those topics could then be exported as a .bcfzip file, which could be loaded in various BIM management software. In BuildIT 2021.5, BCF Topics can now be exported directly to Procore. Topics can be also be retrieved directly from Procore into BuildIT.


Tank Deformation Analysis Workflow

Guided Workflows allow streamlining analyses workflows by presenting the various commands in a logical sequence, from beginning to end. In addition to the Floor Flatness workflows, BuildIT Construction 2021.5 now proposes a Tank Deformation analysis workflow that guides the user step by step, from the data import throughout the complete tank analysis process.

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Integration of PanoCam Coloring for Point Clouds

Color capture has never been faster, with the FARO PanoCam. The PanoCam easily snaps into a customized mount on the FARO FocusS and FocusS Plus laser scanners . Using a panoramic camera with the Focus allows getting contextualized colored point cloud images in half the time. For more PanoCam information, see: PanoCam Installation and Setup for the Focus S Series


Clustering Capabilities for Point Clouds

Point clouds can now be segmented into clusters using the new “Clustering” method available in the “Filter” command. This segmentation method is convenient for breaking down a point cloud into clusters of spatially connected points and excluding isolated outliers.


“Magic Wand” Selection Tool for Point Clouds

The new “Magic Wand” selection tool allows performing growing selections based on the local cloud smoothness, color, or a combination of both criteria at a time. The “Magic Wand” is a useful tool for isolating or removing connected features within a point cloud. This functionality is available in the “Split Clouds” and “Delete Points” commands.

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All Import Commands can be set as Interactive in Automated Processes

All import commands can now be called in “Interactive” mode via automated processes. This allows leveraging the existing interactive menus and interfaces for importing models, meshes, clouds, etc., instead of wrapping import steps in a separate input panel.


Autocompletion for Expressions and Tooltips

Autocompletion for expressions and tooltips streamline writing automated processes by guiding the user through the expected syntax, as well as providing documentation on-the-fly on the functions being used.


BuildIT Construction 2021

This release for FARO® BuildIT Construction Software brings further simplified workflows to support full visibility of continuous construction verification. BuildIT Construction 2021 features a guided user interface for concrete floor flatness analysis and an object-based analysis to simplify reporting to all stakeholders. Here are two feature highlights from the latest release:

Step by Step Guidance

This video demonstrates how users can speed up the learning curve and deliver complete reports on the first day using BuildIT Construction’s new guided user workflow.

Object Based Analysis

This video shows how users can verify a complete building level against the design file. Uncover within minutes which elements on site were placed beyond tolerances. Leverage the industry standard BCF to share these site issues with stakeholders into the used construction management solution.



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