FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

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FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by sunita.voleppe » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:15 pm

Hi All,

I'm Sunita Voleppe, part of the Public Safety team here at FARO. I've been a reader and follower of the Laser Scanning Forum for some time now, and excited to share some news from FARO. Today we announced the release of the FARO ScanPlan. This new handheld mapper gives users the quickly map out a current building and visualize results in real-time.


youtu.be/CHeCH3gwm9w

Some Notable Features:
  • Capture 2D floor plans as you walk at a rate of close to 29,000 points/sec
  • Document critical details with photographs or annotation and add to the plan
  • Visualize the plan in real time on a smartphone (Android or iPhone)
  • Map floor plans on multiple floors
  • Portable and Lightweight – Hold it with one hand, walk and point to capture
  • Includes FARO Zone 2D – Turn the captured floor plan into a complete diagram with symbols, dimensions, text
  • Also, compatible with FARO Zone 3D and has the ability to generate 3D walls quickly
Being part of the Public Safety & Forensics team, I'm excited the most about where this product can help in aspects of fire pre-planning, security pre-planning, loss prevention and demonstrative evidence for crime and fire investigations. That being said, I also know the ScanPlan can bring value way beyond that in countless applications.

Again, really excited to share this info and would expect questions, so I'm going to take a stab at answering some top questions that typically come up upfront in the forum ;)
How far can the scanner reach?
20m (65ft)
Other specs can be found on the ScanPlan tech sheet at the bottom of this page: FARO ScanPlan for Fast 2D Mapping

Can this work with 3D data?
The ScanPlan is uniquely 2D data capture, but can be merged with 3D data. For example imagine using the ScanPlan to create a quick floor plan of an area and places of high interest have the 3D point cloud laying on top.

How can I see it in action or use it?
It is best to reach out to request a demo. Web demos can be scheduled immediately and on-site demos can be scheduled based on normal factors like location, availability for all parties involved, other parts of our solution demo, etc.
Request a Demo

What is the wait time for the ScanPlan?
We have units in stock to sell (so no wait time!), but it is a limited quantity therefore demand will affect future availability.

What does the data look like?
Attaching some screenshots of what the ScanPlan captures. Note: This is before you even bring it into FARO Zone 2D or FARO Zone 3D where you could use the lines automatically generated, or quickly redraw with the use to snaps and add any symbols you wish to finish.
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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by ddustin » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:39 pm

Nice link and write-up Sunita.
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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by Ioannis » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:31 pm

Νice, so based on slam technology ?
What accurancies to be expexcted ?
We have limited time to scan like geoslam that is under 30 minutes (then we have big drifts) ?

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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by Scott » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm

Ioannis wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Νice, so based on slam technology ?
What accurancies to be expexcted ?
We have limited time to scan like geoslam that is under 30 minutes (then we have big drifts) ?
Specs:https://farosocial.blob.core.windows.ne ... _AM_EN.pdf
I like the idea of plan annotations & dimensions as shown -too bad this isn't a reasonably priced plug-in for regular Scene users.
More videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cktgd6pRMGA


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpveDDksYIc


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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by ddustin » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:15 am

Scott wrote:
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I like the idea of plan annotations & dimensions as shown -too bad this isn't a reasonably priced plug-in for regular Scene users.
Scott,
You mean to automatically generate 2D drawings?
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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by Scott » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:06 am

ddustin wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:15 am
Scott wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm
I like the idea of plan annotations & dimensions as shown -too bad this isn't a reasonably priced plug-in for regular Scene users.
Scott,
You mean to automatically generate 2D drawings?
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Why not? -at least basic, diagrammatic ones (most floor plans already are). Add V.I.F. (verify in field), a north arrow, scale, title box, and you are on your way.

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Post by ddustin » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 pm

Scott,
That's a great suggestion.
On-sight registration provides something similar with the overview map.

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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by landmeterbeuckx » Mon May 20, 2019 9:47 am

does anybody use this? i see a lot of possible features for this like documentation before contractors start to work, floorplans for fire escape purposes,...
can this data be imported in pointcab?
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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by VXGrid » Tue May 21, 2019 4:15 pm

landmeterbeuckx wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:47 am
does anybody use this? i see a lot of possible features for this like documentation before contractors start to work, floorplans for fire escape purposes,...
can this data be imported in pointcab?
The question is: What is the raw format and can it be imported using the Scene SDK.

Is there a SDK for Faro Zone?
Does anybody has raw data to test this?

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Re: FARO Introduces ScanPlan - New 2D Handheld Mapper

Post by WarrenT » Wed May 22, 2019 7:05 am

VXGrid wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:15 pm
landmeterbeuckx wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:47 am
does anybody use this? i see a lot of possible features for this like documentation before contractors start to work, floorplans for fire escape purposes,...
can this data be imported in pointcab?
The question is: What is the raw format and can it be imported using the Scene SDK.

Is there a SDK for Faro Zone?
Does anybody has raw data to test this?
You can export the following from FARO Zone 2D:
DWG, DXF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PDF

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