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.
Autodesk Civil Resource Center
Visit the Road and Highways webcasts on 3D laser scanning
Autodesk Labs Utilities Shape Extraction for AutoCAD
Autodesk Labs – Point Cloud add-on for 3ds Max Design
Autodesk Labs Technologies Project Photofly
Carlson Point Cloud
Some great tools to create 3d geometry, cogo points, terrain models, 3d meshes, and 3d views
Desktop Surveying, photorealistic scenes
kubit USA, Software for Surveying, Construction and Architecture
Check out their module called Edit: www.pointools.com
Faro makers of phase based scanning equipment is a reseller for Point Tools
Features LiDAR Software
Leica Cloudworkx for AutoCAD
Sure there are more great contenders out there. I got you started. It’s your turn..go find them.