Browser Based Service for 3D Reality Data Sharing
FARO WebShare is a modern cloud or server-based hosting platform from FARO®, offering real-time access to highly accurate 3D reality data. This service allows data of unlimited size and independent of the source of capture to be stored, viewed, evaluated and safely shared anywhere and anytime, simply using a web browser. The highest FARO data security standards ensure that sensitive workloads can be hosted in the cloud, private cloud or own servers. Powerful features such as the Download Functionality represent FARO’s contribution to further simplify and accelerate project management and Scan-to-BIM operations among project partners.
Flexible Reality Data Upload
Upload 3D reality data of any source of capture without data size constraints. Use data captured by terrestrial laser scanners, drones, mobile scanning systems and photogrammetry devices from FARO and other scanning solution providers or directly import 2D floor plans and panoramic images from the FARO ScanPlan™ 2D handheld mapper. Uploaded projects can be easily expanded by adding the latest 3D point cloud data at any time for documenting different project stages.
Easy Viewing and Sharing
View and explore uploaded 3D reality data directly in any common web browser. Numerous viewing modes such as multi-layer overview maps, 3D views and panoramic scan views provide an impressive visualization and easy orientation even within most complex project data. Get the feeling of being live on site, using the Virtual Reality (VR) viewing mode. All 3D reality data is accessible to partners by sending a unique URL.
Powerful Data Evaluation
Evaluate 3D reality data projects directly in the web browser. Take, edit and share measurements and annotations in all different viewing modes. Categories and reference tags can be used for comprehensive data filtering and data organization. Add links to data and documents located externally such as Box Cloud Storage or Dropbox.
True to scale orthophotos can be generated from free configurable positions within the ground and facade viewing modes. Download these full color detail images for the creation of 2D deliverables such as floor, elevation and facade plans or sections. Artificial-coloring is available to visualize the flatness of surfaces.
Point Cloud Download
Sections and entire scan projects are ready to be downloaded as 3D point clouds or as high-resolution panoramic images within a short time, using all common industry formats such as *.rcp, *.pod, *.xyz and *.e57. Directly import all data in the Autodesk® and Bentley Pointools Portfolio or any other CAD and BIM software without conversion breakdowns. The Download Functionality enables efficient ways of collaboration, allowing scanning service and construction managers, for example, to share reality data with engineers, architects or other partners even if they work at different locations worldwide.
Management Platform Integration
FARO WebShare can be directly integrated into the Autodesk® construction management tool BIM 360™ and Nemetschek’s Allplan Bimplus. Every point of view is accessible from outside, sharing its unique URL. Partners receiving the URL only need to copy and paste it into the hyperlinks of any system or embed the specific WebShare view as an IFrame into online software tools for BIM, construction, facility and asset management.
Flexible User and Project Management
Invite an unlimited number of clients, suppliers or other partners to join the platform. A sophisticated user right system allows managing projects in customizable user groups. Complex work and coordination steps are easily transferred into the cloud. Authorization such as access rights (public or private projects) and user permissions for administration, data upload, sharing or data download can be customized and defined, giving partners access to 3D reality data even if they do not have an own user account.
FARO WebShare is easy to learn, simple to use and affordable to implement as FARO provides the IT infrastructure needed. Using the cloud guarantees massive amounts of 3D reality data can be exchanged for seamless, highly-efficient operations without the need of saving data on a local server, shipping data physically or using third-party cloud solutions.
WebShare on Enterprise Level Usage
Ensure full control over the security of the stored reality data by using your company’s own cloud infrastructure (private cloud) or server. Users sign in using their organizational accounts. Thanks to single sign-on (SSO) support, there is no need to remember and manage different passwords for the tools that are used by your company. This provides an easy and secure way for organizational administrators to control who has access to this service.
All industry standard formats for downloading 3D reality data are supported, ensuring Scan-to-BIM operations such as construction QC and as-built documentation to be accomplished on a global scale. Directly import downloaded data into any preferred CAD and BIM target design system without conversion breaks. Download properties of annotations, scans or measurements as a database-readable CSV file to link your reality data with external applications, like asset and facility management systems or Microsoft Excel. Or create direct links to WebShare scan views within FARO’s As-Built™ Modeler PlugIns.
Accurate Decision Making
Immediate access to the latest 3D reality data ensures all collaborators operate with the identical level of knowledge without time delays. Redundant and outdated data can be avoided which results in accurate communication and project decisions and less site rework, saving much effort, time and money spent.
Flexible User and Project Management
An unlimited number of partners can be invited. A sophisticated user right system allows managing projects in customizable user groups. Complex work and coordination steps are easily transferred into the cloud. Authorization such as access rights and user permissions for administration, data upload, sharing or data download can be customized and defined.
"FARO WebShare is a good technology to make as-built data available to our project managers, engineers and site managers. We no longer need to send the massive data through our network. Access is simply possible from anywhere."
Joerg Renter, BIM Department, Goldbeck GmbH (Germany)
"FARO WebShare brings a new level of collaboration and communication to our projects."
Keith Gibbons, Managing Director, Prime Design Projects Ltd. (United Kingdom)
"CAD software integration is expected. What’s not expected – and this is “huge” – is how a proprietary cloud-based hosting solution FARO WebShare empowers anyone with a browser to access the laser scan, no CAD software required. That’s why FARO Software is awesome. Now anyone can take precise measurements from their browser."
Tim Schubert, Construction Manager, M. A. Mortenson Company (USA)
"FARO WebShare’s open architecture enables us to connect our asset database directly to tags in the point cloud model, removing the need to manually create a CAD model and reducing the costs of creating 3D Facility Management model by 70%. "
George Stevenson, Managing Director, ActivePlan Consulting Ltd. (United Kingdom)
"We can’t have people in here with muddy feet, sneezing or coughing, and risking injury in a busy, hazardous jobsite. FARO WebShare makes the laser scans available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. There’s nothing like it."
Tim Schubert, Mortenson Construction of Chicago, General Contractor (USA)
WebShare customers get their own domain that includes specific data storage, depending on the selected package. They can invite an unlimited number of clients, suppliers, team members or other partners to join the platform. A simple, yet sophisticated user management manages projects in customizable user groups. Authorizations such as access rights and user permissions for administration, data upload, sharing or download can be easily defined, giving partners accessibility to reality data independent of owning their own FARO WebShare user account.
WebShare Enterprise customers can install the service on their company’s own private cloud or server.
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- Data is stored in European or US American data centers.
- Data Storage can be extended at any time.
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