CAD-Based Inspection

Inspect to the digital model

Portable CMMs from FARO simplify the implementation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and provide efficient, easy-to-use solutions for CAD-based 3D inspections and nominal comparisons.


Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Portable CMMs from FARO simplify the implementation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and provide efficient, easy-to-use solutions for CAD-based 3D inspections and nominal comparisons.

The workflow begins with using FARO’s contact and non-contact measuring tools such as the FaroArm, FARO ScanArm, FARO Laser Tracker, or FARO Imager to take precise measurements of a part or assembly.


To the CAD model specifications

Once the measurements are taken, the operator can use FARO’s software solutions to compare the part or assembly to the specifications in the CAD model. CAD overlays are used to check complex geometry against design specifications to evaluate deviations in surface form and ensure every part is produced to an exacting tolerance.

Application Video: CAD-Based Inspection

Easy-to-use solutions for CAD-based 3D inspections and nominal comparisons.

For all your Factory Metrology needs



The Global Standard for Arm Technology

The FaroArm is an innovative portable coordinate measuring machine that allows manufacturers easy verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections, dimensional analysis, CAD comparison, tool certifications, and more. The Quantum line of FaroArms including the world’s only 8-Axis portable metrology arm solution, extends FARO’s tradition of maximum unsurpassed measurement accuracy, consistency, and reliability in every working environment.

  • First measuring Arm to be certified against the new and rigorous ISO Standard 10360-12

  • 8-Axis FaroArm enables part to be rotated in real-time for unmatched measuring speed and user-friendliness

  • Innovative design with excellent ergonomics and IEC tested for performance and reliability

  • FARO kinematic smart probes for quick probe replacement without the need to recalibrate


FARO ScanArm®

FARO provides a competitive all-in-one metrology solution with the ScanArm

The FARO ScanArm combines all of the advantages of the Quantum line of FaroArms – including the world’s only 8-Axis portable metrology arm solution – with the FAROBlu or Prizm Color handheld laser scanner to deliver unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities. Unlike other scanning systems, the ScanArm’s hard probe and the Laser Line Probe can digitize interchangeably without having to remove either component. Users can accurately measure prismatic features with the hard probe, then laser scan sections requiring larger volumes of data — all in one simple tool.

  • FAROBlu HD LLP laser technology delivers improved scanning results with higher speed and resolution

  • FAROBlu SD LLP delivers a cost-effective standard resolution scanning solution

  • Prizm Color Lase Line Probe scans parts in color, and full, uncompromised measurement resolution

  • 8-Axis ScanArm offers a comprehensive solution enabling part to be rotated in real-time to simplify measurement and scanning activities


FARO Laser Tracker

Advanced, accurate, versatile and portable laser trackers

The FARO Vantage Laser Trackers are extremely accurate, large-scale portable coordinate measuring machines that enable you to build products, optimize processes, and deliver solutions by measuring quickly, simply, and precisely. The VantageS6 and VantageE6 with the 6Probe are the industry’s most cost-effective 6DoF solutions offering complete, comprehensive, fully-featured, and easy-to-use 6 Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) Laser Tracker solutions that meet the dynamic measurement and accuracy requirements of the most challenging applications. FARO Laser Trackers set the standard in workflow productivity management for large-scale metrology applications by offering ease of use, exceptional portability, battery operation, ruggedness, and high accuracy.

  • VantageS & VantageS6 : 160m (525 ft) spherical working volume

  • VantageE & VantageE6 : 70m (230 ft) spherical working volume

  • ActiveSeekTM feature finds and follows target even when you pass behind obstructions

  • 6DoF via 6Probe enables measurement of hidden and hard-to-reach areas



Measure, Analyze and Improve

FARO® CAM2® Software is a powerful, intuitive, and application-focused 3D measurement platform, designed to help users fulfill their quality assurance and inspection tasks efficiently. It delivers the perfect alignment with your FARO hardware.

  • Guided Workflows – easily step through even the more complex inspection routines

  • Universal CAD Import – direct imports of all major CAD file formats free of charge

  • Reporting – generate and share customized, and easy-to-understand inspection reports

  • RPM (Repeat Part Management) – managed repeat inspection with the live trend and SPC analysis


FARO CAM2® SmartInspect

The first portable measurement software

FARO CAM2 SmartInspect is the perfect software for any FARO Laser Tracker, Arm, and Gage users who are looking for non-CAD based inspection. It can run on Microsoft Windows™ based mobile devices, making it the first portable metrology software.

  • Live, On-Screen 3D View of Measurements – Live graphical view for interactive measurement

  • On-Screen Dimensioning – Users can interact directly with the graphical view

  • Touch-Capable Use – The software runs on Microsoft Windows™ based PCs or Touchpads

  • Mobile Device – Move the device during the measurement process and measure from different positions


BuildIT Metrology

Increase your manufacturing efficiency

BuildIT delivers the industry’s leading 3D software solution for alignment, inspection, and build applications in large-volume metrology as well as configurable in-process metrology.

  • Highly configurable and flexible – Streamline your workflows and processes

  • Advanced automation capabilities through a user-friendly interface with no coding required

  • Powerful GD&T Analysis capabilities for full model-based workflows

  • Hardware Agnostic Interface – Fully compatible with 3rd-party measurement devices