PCI Conversion Utility for FARO 5.2
Posted by Brian Sloman on 09 February 2022 02:09 PM

Users with a FARO Laser Scanner can convert their FARO point cloud files (*.FLS,*.FWS) to Leica PCI format using this application. This version supports the FARO 5.2 format.

Note: This installation requires one of the following products to be installed prior to installation of the PCI Conversion Utility. An error stating "Leica pcE v2.0.10.7406 was not found. Please install a compatible MicroSurvey point cloud enabled product and try again." will result during installation of the PCI Conversion Utility if one of these specific products are not installed:

  • MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 v13.0.2.7 (download here)
  • MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP0 v13.0.3.22 (retracted)
  • MapScenes Forensic CAD 2013 SP1 v13.1.x.x (coming soon)
  • MicroSurvey CAD 2013 Ultimate/Studio SP1.1 v13.2.4.12 (download here)
  • MicroSurvey CAD 2013 Ultimate/Studio SP2 v13.3.2.1 (download here)
  • MicroSurvey CAD 2014 Ultimate/Studio v14.0.2.13 (download here)
  • MicroSurvey CAD 2014 Ultimate/Studio SP1 v14.1.0.14 (download here)
  • MicroSurvey CAD 2014 Ultimate/Studio SP2 v14.3.x.x (coming soon)


Installation Instructions:

Step 1: Download and install any one of the compatible MicroSurvey or MapScenes products listed above.

Step 2: Download and install the PCI Conversion Utility from the link above.

Conversion Instructions:

Step 1: Launch the conversion utility from Start | All Programs | MicroSurvey | PCI Conversion Utility for FARO.

Step 2: In the conversion utility, select your FARO .fls or .fws file as a source file. The conversion utility will create a .pcg file and a series of .pci files.

Step 3: Launch your MicroSurvey product, run the Point Cloud Linework command, and open the .pcg file.

Please see this movie for an overview of these steps.

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