Spar Point Group – Head in the Point Clouds – The impact of Revit 2012 accepting point clouds

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.

Spar Point Group – Head in the Point Clouds – The impact of Revit 2012 accepting point clouds.

Point Cloud overlaid in a Profile in Civil 3d 2011.

The image shows a Profile View in Civil 3D 2011 with AutoCAD solids projected.  I chose not to do a vertical exaggeration but you can correctly display vertically exaggerated AutoCAD solids in a profile view.  The real sizzle here is slicing through a point cloud and having it displayed in the profile view.  Unfortunately, plotting does not include this point cloud data

Point cloud as background for a profile

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Point Cloud Software race to be the best

I compiled a short list of software manufacturers offering point cloud software.  The race is on to see who can come up with the best modeling tools to transform a point cloud into intelligent 3d data.

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