Topcon Increases 3D Scanning Integration With Autodesk
As a result of its strategic business relationship with Autodesk, Topcon Positioning Group has improved workflow compatibility for the GLS-2000 3D laser scanner and ScanMaster software with Autodesk solutions via the latest version of Autodesk ReCap.
“File conversion is no longer necessary. Exporting can be done straight out of scan position,” says Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products. “Users ultimately get a more streamlined workflow, more data detail and increased access to the point cloud. With individual scan positions it is possible to generate ‘RealViews’ that offer a web viewing output.”
The GLS-2000 pairs with Topcon ScanMaster software to collect, process, edit and deliver 3D point cloud data from a laser scanner for a variety of applications. Autodesk ReCap allows users to perform tasks such as scan conversion, editing, and viewing point cloud data — and provides integration with Autodesk’s broader portfolio of design software.
Autodesk ReCap and ReCap 360 have the new capability to read the Topcon CL3 format as a scan file in addition to a standard point cloud. The scan file allows for the use of individual scan positions for additional options in registration workflows.
The integration is available for versions including Autodesk ReCap, ReCap 360 and ReCap 360 Ultimate software.
Headquartered in Livermore, Calif., Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. Parent Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.