PointSense Building

PointSense Building

PointSense Building

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PointSense Building: From 3D Laser Scanner Data to 2D Plans

POINTSENSE BUILDING: FROM 3D LASER SCANNER DATA TO 2D PLANS

The AutoCAD® add-on PointSense Building is designed for customers such as architects or facility managers who seek to efficiently generate architect compatible 2D plans from 3D point clouds, e.g. property planning and survey, interior fitting or special construction such as ship building.

 

PointSense Building extends AutoCAD® with tools such as an automatic polygon alignment for fast construction of 2D sections, specific drawing and dimensioning commands for building elements such as windows, doors, staircases, etc. or a database compatible area management.

PointSense Building is also part of the PointSense Suite.

PointSense Building: From 3D Laser Scanner Data to 2D plans

POINTSENSE BUILDING: FROM 3D LASER SCANNER DATA TO 2D PLANS

 

FLOOR PLANS AND SECTIONS FROM 3D LASER SCANNER DATA

PointSense Building is the industry specific solution for fast and efficient processing of 3D laser scan data of existing architecture. The resulting floor plans, sections and elevations are produced directly in AutoCAD®. PointSense Building offers numerous tools for the management of point cloud data and for the efficient drawing of well designed plans.

 

DRAWING 2D PLANS FROM 3D SCANNER DATA

A powerful section manager divides point clouds into processing relevant sub-regions in the form of polygon-shaped or thin slices. The sections can be hidden and displayed, joined, inverted or also individually exported. Slices are especially suited for generating floor plans and elevations at any desired position. Interfering objects such as trees or furniture can be quickly cut out by using polygonal sections.

 

AUTOMATIC DRAWING OF WALLS, FLOORS, PROFILE RUNS AND CEILING FORMS

PointSense Building supplements AutoCAD® with useful tools to create 2D plans from 3D laser scanner data. With the SmartSnap function planes, corners or edges are directly snapped in a point cloud and the Fit Profile feature fits 3D profiles along a point cloud. Line/polygon fitting tools to efficiently and precisely create walls, floors and ceiling runs. Powerful fitting algorithms determine the best line run in point cloud layers, optionally with constrained perpendicularity.

 

SPECIAL COMMANDS FOR BUILDING SURVEYING TO SAVE TIME

Special commands for doors, windows, stairs, alcoves or pillars speed up the drawing of building plans. For example, just a small number of clicks are sufficient to create doors and the typical building plan type dimensioning is automatically created at the same time.

 

TRACE THE CAD PLAN FROM THE ORTHOIMAGE

PointSense creates ortho images in any direction from the point cloud. These photo like raster images display all objects true to scale and parallel to the projection plane. The orthoimage can be used as an image plan or overlaid with CAD objects and dimensioned.

 

STRUCTURED ROOM SCHEDULES

In addition to the CAD drawing, a list of floor areas can be created simultaneously. Room polygons and additional spatial information are managed in a clear and freely customizable tree structure. At the press of a button the polygons are created, surface areas are calculated and the room information is labelled. Visualizations (e.g. different room hatches for each type of room usage) are similarly automatically created. The area data can be exported in different ways, e.g. to text tables or directly to databases (for example to a CAFM system).

 

 

PointSense for AutoCAD®  Minimum Requirements
Platform  PointSense is compatible with AutoCAD® and its associated products (e.g. Civil 3D, Architecture, Map   3D)   for versions 2015 and later.
 Should you be using older Autodesk products, please contact your FARO representative.
Operating system  Dependent on the version of AutoCAD® being used, 64-bit systems only.
Hardware requirements  Graphics card as recommended by Autodesk, RAM at least 8GB, better 32GB or more, processor at   least   2.5GHz, better 3-4GHz and 4-8 cores, SSD for larger projects; 
 Laser scanner type to suit job in hand
Data requirements  Registered, that is to say the scans are oriented to each other
Supported scan data formats  E57, ASCII, LAS, FARO (LSPROJ, FLS, FWS), Leica (PTZ, PTS, PTX), Zoller&Fröhlich (ZFS,   ZFPRJ), Topcon   (CL3, CLR) Leica (PTG) and Riegl RiScanPro-Projects (RSP).

PointSense for Revit                  

 
Operating system  Microsoft® operating system, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 in the 64-bit version.
Hardware requirements  Autodesk recommends a multi-core Intel® Xeon®, or an i-Series processor, or the AMD® equivalent with 16   GB RAM and DirectX® 11 compatible graphics card and SSD (Solid State Drive) hard disk with at least 5 GB   of free memory.
Supported Revit® Versions  Revit® 2015 or later
 
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