how to import cloud point data form a faro scanner into sketchup
Have a look at this tool from Trimble
Trimble Scan Explorer Extension — Trimble Extension Warehouse
Thanks for that, I do have Trinble scan explorer, however it seems it is
not combatable with FARO ,fls scans, unless you know of a convertor
You can use point cloud directly in SketchUp with Undet for SketchUp: https://www.undet.com/software/for-sketchup-v1/
I often use a Faro 3D Laser scanner to accurately capture building geometry for the purpose of glass structure detail design.
I use the Faro Scene Software to create a Point Cloud which I export in .PTS format for SketchUp - I sometimes use a freelancer who uses Vectorworks who prefers the .E57 Point Cloud format.
I use the Undet for Sketchup extension to import the Point Cloud into SketchUp. The .PTS files are often >2GB but the resulting SketchUp files are very small as they only link to the .PTS files.
Even after creating a detailed mesh from the Point Cloud using the Undet Feature Extraction Tool the SketchUp file is usually only around 10MB .
Using sections from the the mesh I find I can design my glass units very accurately as I have the building geometry dimensions to around plus or minus 1mm.