The upcoming release of NavVis IndoorViewer 2.5 further extends the point cloud functionality in NavVis IndoorViewer with a new feature that lets users select and crop sections of point clouds and floorplans, and then download and use this file in third-party modeling software.

NavVis IndoorViewer is a web-based 3D building visualization software that displays point clouds, 360° panoramic images and floorplans as realistic, fully immersive digital buildings.  The realistic 3D view helps users who want to access and enrich laser scan data but lack the technical expertise to work with point clouds and advanced modeling software.

For more advanced users working with point clouds to create 3D building models, NavVis IndoorViewer serves as an online hub for accessing, streaming and managing point cloud files in the browser.  The online access and streaming addresses the challenges of storing and sharing point cloud files, which often contain massive volumes of data.

With large point cloud datasets, it can be difficult to find the exact section of the scan needed.  With NavVis IndoorViewer, users can upload scans from different devices and merge the datasets into a basic building model and display the merged files as a building point cloud.  The 2D map and floorplan view can be used to access point cloud files based on location, while the realistic 360° panorama view can be used to verify real-world details.  For users that need to access specific scans, the dataset menu lists every uploaded file separately and lets users jump to and display the relevant dataset.