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Data of 3D laser scans in AutoCAD

May 27, 2008
PointCloud has been released as versions 4.0 and PointCloud Pro 4.0. PointCloud (Pro) 4 is coming up with a number of functions, which facilitate and speed up the processing and evaluation of point clouds of laser scanners in AutoCAD.

Point cloud with fitted cylinder (pipe) in AutoCAD 2009


PointCloud has been released as versions 4.0 and PointCloud Pro 4.0.

PointCloud (Pro) 4 is coming up with a number of functions, which facilitate and speed up the processing and evaluation of point clouds of laser scanners in AutoCAD.

Now multiple point clouds can be edited and worked with at once. Besides clash detection PointCloud Pro allows for fitting polylines, cylinders (pipes) or planes to defined sections of point clouds. Intersecting such planes is easy and results in accurate object edges and corners. It is possible to define sections along AutoCAD curves. One essential improvement is the possibility to align an AutoCAD UCS with adjusted planes or point cloud sections.

Functionality to imply photos (provided by the scanner) into the processing speeds up the workflow and increases the precision of the evaluation. Lines drawn on these images are directly taken over into the point cloud and there are displayed as lines in geometrically correct positional arrangement.

Inside the oriented photos (which usually have a much better resolution than the point clouds) corners, edges and lines can be determined much easier und more accurately.

Drawing with PointCloud supports the perspective mode of AutoCAD.

People who are interested in our software can get a free of charge trial version.

Further information on PointCloud and PointCloud Pro as well as user reports can be found on the website www.kubit.de.