DotProduct LLC and Assemble Systems, Inc. announced a partnership to bring in-field registration and direct comparison of CAD/BIM geometry to point cloud data on the DPI-8X handheld 3D scanner.

According to the company, the upcoming release of DotProduct’s Dot3D Edit will allow for direct input of federated models from Assemble Systems for validation, comparison, and registration with DotProduct point cloud data on Android or Windows devices.

This new workflow will allow DPI-8X users to register newly scanned data to Assemble CAD models on the tablet in the field. Deviations from the model can be analyzed on the jobsite and freshly aligned point cloud data can be sent back to Assemble in the correct 3D location.

The Assemble format can incorporate a wide variety of CAD models.

“While many companies are using scanning in construction today they are barely scratching the surface of what is possible,” said Donald Henrich, president & CEO of Assemble Systems.

Tom Greaves, Chief Marketing Officer – DotProduct LLC, added, “Our partnership with Assemble Systems is bringing a process that has traditionally taken days and weeks down to minutes on the tablet. Decisions that would have otherwise required extensive back and forth between the field and the office can now be confidently executed on the jobsite.”