Lidar Topography

Lidar Topography

Win64, English

Generates high-density topography surfaces using Lidar point cloud scans.

General Usage Instructions

Generation of topography:

  1. Load a Lidar point cloud file (.LAS or . LAZ), or load the demo sample file using the button provided.
  2. Set the positioning to auto or manual. Set a manual coordinate of the Autodesk® Revit® internal point for accurate geographical placement.
  3. Choose the level of point density. Note that more density requires more time for Revit to create the toposurface. A rule of thumb is that your top surface shall have around 50,000 points. More points are possible to use but that will require one hour or more in some cases.
  4. Optionally enable an area with high-density points, ensuring that the size of this area is small, otherwise, full density will be taken in the whole area, and take an enormous time.
  5. Click on the Create Topography button to create the topography. In trial mode, you should use the demo tomography described in point number 1.
  6. Reduce the Topography curve interval under massing and site to see the terrain in much greater detail. 


Note: The software uses a mesh of points as opposed to points along contours from CAD. The result interpolation provides an incredibly tight and realistic description of the terrain that can be seen in the sections and in the views with the tight distance between contours.




Install instructions:

  1. Run the supplied installer
  2. Introduce the serial number in case you have a license
  3. Confirm the installation settings
  4. The plugin is now available to run inside Revit.


Uninstall instructions:

  1. Close all Revit sessions.
  2. Run the uninstaller from the installation directory or from the shortcut in the Windows program menu.
  3. Confirm the uninstallation
  4. The program is then uninstalled.

Additional Information

Important note:

This software importas .LAS and . LAZ point clouds.

Currently, the number of points to create a topography is recommended at around 50,000.


Licenses and Pricing

Topography is sold online as floating, perpetual, and subscription licenses. Please browse and buy, using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) on the topography webpage of the Archi web store. Payment is processed via our partner PayPal: all major credit cards are accepted.

Known Issues

There are no known issues with the software. A selection that exceeds 50,000 points may require a very long time to be processed by Revit.


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Support Information


Technical support is provided primarily through our website discussion groups, FAQs, and contacts.

Archi Discussion Groups

Support webpage 

Frequently Asked Questions

Version History

Version Number Version Description


New file and browser dialog.


New menu and button image.


Support for Revit 2024


Handling of LAS files that do not contain ground points. Handling of error when CSV file is locked.


Initial release on Revit app store
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