I am at the SPAR Conference in Houston this week. I thought you might like to hear some news about Revit 2012 and it’s support of Point Cloud data. Navisworks seems to be the preferred solution for the Construction market because it supports so many file formats as well as point cloud data. The link below is from a blog post on sparpointgroup.com.
Navisworks 2010 webcast
nwc – cache file – a navisworks temp copy of the original file.
nwf – file set created from several references
like a master project file
share with Freedom users
nwd – the design file – compresses all referenced models