What is Point2CAD?

SolidWorks CADPoint2CAD is an indispensable software for intuitively reverse-engineer physical parts into SolidWorks CAD environment.

With Point2CAD you can easily create parametric solid models from your physical part.

Using an arm is like using your mouse, but with the added ability to capture data live in 3D.

Define coordinate systems, probe features such as circles, slots and much more to generate the ideal model. You can even check your work or get guidance for defining tolerance, by probing over the part using the deviation check function.


Faro Edge


  • Sketch Entities - Sketch lines, circles, ellipses, splines, slots, planes and other elements with your measuring arm.
  • AutoSketch – Quickly sketch profile perimeters.
  • Probe Compensation – Automatically apply offset values to compensate probe tips.
  • Command Plate - Work faster without a mouse or keyboard.
  • Leapfrog – Reposition the measuring arm around larger parts.
  • Best-Fit Algorithms – Apply the optimal faces/entities to represent rougher surfaces.
  • Measurement Modes – Acquire single points or use continuous scan modes.
  • Deviations - Inspect and compare the part to the parametric model.

Faro P2C Bundle 04

Point2CAD + FARO bundle

Available for the 8-Axis Quantum Arm V2, the best in class 8-Axis 3D measuring arm solution. Get Point2CAD with any FARO Quantum Arm and save!


Point2CAD version 2.3

64-bit Only Version

The P2C version is available for download, with the following improvements:

Sketch Cone function - Cones are created by extruding a circle with the appropriate draft angle. All done within one tool.

Sketch Sphere function - Spheres are created by revolving a circle. Saves the user the extra step of going back to the computer to use the revolve tool.

3D Pipe creation - Quickly create a pipe or tube by sweeping a circle or ring along a path.

Creation of multiple planes at once - Specify any number of reference planes to be created at a uniform step between any two existing reference planes.

Separate functions for extruding boss, cut and surface - The user can now specify which operation to perform.

New Command Plate - Rearranged and extended.

Direct 'Print Command Plate' function - Print command plate button added to the Point2CAD ribbon.

Precitrack3D Preci 3D Track optical tracker - Now supported in Point2CAD 2.3.

6DOF Systems Karbon optical tracker - Now supported in Point2CAD 2.3.


Supported CMMs

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Faro arms with USB connection

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Romer arms with
WinRDS or RDS driver

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MicroScribe arms

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Kreon arms

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Karbon Optical CMM

Measurement Functions - With ten different measurement tools your CMM becomes a versatile caliper / protractor.

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If you have a permanent Point2CAD license already, there are two possibilities:

  1. You have purchased license after Sep 28. 2015. Just download the 2.3 installer, install the application and update the license in Point2CAD.
  2. You have purchased license before Sep 28. 2015 and your one-year of Maintenance & Support period is over. Please contact your reseller for more information.

Check your current license status in the License Manager.

Getting Started

  1. Register or login at the top of this page.
  2. Go to 'Downloads' and follow the instructions.
  3. Install Point2CAD.
  4. Start SolidWorks and request a trial license in the add-in.
  5. Read the User Manual and watch the video tutorials to learn Point2CAD.
Click here for more information
about Point2CAD installation process.


What's New in 2.3?

  • Sketch Cone function
  • Improved Sketch Conical Hole function
  • Sketch Sphere function
  • 3D Pipe creation
  • Creation of multiple planes at once
  • Separate functions for extruding boss, cut and surface
  • New Command Plate
  • Direct 'Print Command Plate' function
  • Precitrack3D Preci 3D Track optical tracker support
  • 6DOF Systems Karbon optical tracker support

System Requirements

  • Faro arms with USB connection, Romer, MicroScribe Kreon arms, PRECI 3D Track Optical Tracker, or Karbon Optical CMM
  • SolidWorks 2010 SP1 - 2021
    64 bit only
  • Computer with Windows XP 64 or later operating system


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