PointCloud to Surface Suite
PointCloud to Surface Suite has been designed for surveyors, architects, builders and developers working on as-built projects. It reads laser scan data captured onsite and imported into Autodesk® Revit®, streamlining the workflow needed to create complex surfaces in a BIM project to match as-built conditions.
Works with both structured and unstructured point cloud instances. Supports shared co-ordinate models.
The 14 Tools include:
Surface from Point Cloud Selection: This allows you to draw a selection box around the points of interest then select whether they should be mapped as either a topography, floor or roof element. For roofs and floors, you can select the build type and level for the new element. The section box can be used to filter out points on a broad scale, so by working in 3d view the section box in conjunction with the user drawn selection box allows very specific filtering of points to be added to each new element.
Surface from adaptive points: Reads all adaptive points from your document and creates a new topography, floor or roof element mapped to those points. This takes advantage of adaptive point ability to snap to pointclouds since Revit 2011.
Add Adaptive Points to Existing surface: Reads all adaptive points from your document and adds them to the existing topography, floor or roof element of your choosing.
Wall Tool: Mark out your wall lines with adaptive points that snap to the point cloud then use the wall tool to create straight or curved walls that align to your marks.
Model Lines: Mark out your lines with adaptive points that snap to the point cloud then use the Model Lines tool to create straight or Model Lines that align to your marks.
4 Utilities: Single click buttons to hide/show pointcloud instances access the graphics setting for point clouds, clear all adaptive points from your document and add adaptive points. The add adaptive button also checks for the correct family instance and loads it automatically from the app bundle if not found in the document.
3 Exporters: Write point data to commonly used external files including PTS and CSV from pointcloud selection, and XYZ CSV from adaptive points.
2 Importers: Import saved or selected point data into your project as a floor, roof or topo or as a set of adaptive points.
Note: App must be purchased with the same Autodesk account which is used to log in to Revit or the App will not run.
The tool generates floor labs very accuratly if you clean, segment and extract the pointcloud prior.
The handling difficulties due to the missing polygon tool to create the surface in Revit is the only obstacle to use this plugin efficiently.
Thanks for leaving us a review, and appreciate the feedback. We would be happy to hear more about the features you would like to see - if you could kindly take the time to send your request to Customer Support listed on this page we can look at adding it to future releases. The tools in this suite have been developed by working with Surveyors and BIM modellers using our apps on real life projects. As we have saved hundreds of hours of in house modelling using this workflow already, we hope to further improve efficiency wherever possible, so our app users can do the same.
If you've ever worked with point clouds in Revit, then you know how difficult it can be; especially if you're trying to as-built topography and you're attempting to place individual points to match the existing surface... what a nightmare. This add-in makes that process not only much, much faster, it makes it much more accurate! It has saved me hours of agonizing work and has easily paid for itself many times over. I highly recommend it.
With traditional and modern surveying techniques combining more than ever this plugin allows both the old and the new surveyors to produce quality outputs. The adaptive points allowing traditional 2d linework to be tranformed into 3D Revit models is just one of its great features. Great Poduct!
The Point Cloud to surface Suite has everything that Revit is missing when working with Point clouds. The adaptive points are very helpful when working with topo surfaces and floors, and I just love the hide and reveal point cloud with just one click.
I highly recommend this app to anyone working with Point clouds!
Fantastic range of tools that typically focus around placing adaptive points on a point cloud and using them to generate floors, topos and walls. Can very quickly and accurately set up BIM models from scans this way, and the utilities make it easy to store (export/import) and clear sets of points when you're working between lots of areas.
Highly recommend for anyone undertaking scan to BIM services. Built by an expert term of scanners and BIM modellers so you can always trust people that use their own tools!
Bought this app to help with some as-built conditions of a parking garage. The floor by adaptive points is really fast and accurate. Looking forward to utilizing more tools from this developer.