Rand Worldwide, a leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division released Scan to BIM 2014 software.

In addition to complete compatibility with the Autodesk Revit 2014 software platform, this release leverages the Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Engine, enabling streamlined workflows from intelligent 3D data from captured laser scans.

“By keeping our software development in lockstep with Autodesk software rollouts, we ensure customers are able to leverage every benefit that a new release offers as quickly as possible,” said Bob Heeg, executive vice president of worldwide operations for IMAGINiT Technologies. “Our commitment to the best possible customer experience and bringing new features requested by our customers are two of the key ingredients to our success with all of our software products such as Scan to BIM, IMAGINiT Clarity, IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit and more.”

The Scan to BIM 2014 version is designed to help architects, engineers, contractors and surveyors advance the way they work with point cloud data in Revit. Building upon the Autodesk Revit platform, Scan to BIM provides additional point cloud functionality and modeling data that can be both trusted and validated. Scan to BIM allows users to interact with point clouds, assisting with automated recognition and placement of architectural elements such as walls, columns and MEP elements such as pipes, ducts, conduit and more.

Scan to BIM 2014 offers many enhanced features, including “view from scanner,” which allows the user to create a perspective view in Revit at the exact scan location so the user can have the same perspective and identify everything that the scanner captured. This provides users more control and the ability to analyze differences between the point cloud and modeled element and create Revit elements using best practice workflows.

Other new features include a topography update that enables users to generate topography from scan data while filtering out irrelevant items such as trees and poles by moving a slider to make them appear or disappear.

Scan to BIM 2014 is available as either a standalone or floating network license. The standalone version is now available to download for $2,495 per seat while the network version retails for $4,495. Maintenance and subscription costs that include technical support and future upgrade costs are additional.