3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

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3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by limdaohe » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:41 am

Hi folks,

Hope you guys out here could share more about your experience/recommendations with me.
Apologies as I am a inexperienced user here.

Scanner used: Topcon GLS-2000 3D laser scanner.
Deliverables: 3D point clouds to 2D Building outline drawing

Currently our workflow is as such:
Topcon GLS-2000 Scan - Topcon ScanMaster (Occ/Bs Registration) - Autodesk Recap (Slicing, Section Creation, etc) - AutoCAD 2015
However as I am aware they are several limitations in importing point clouds into AutoCAD in terms of functionalities?

Currently my end-user is using AutoCAD, and there are no function to automatically (even with AutoCAD 2016) to automatically join up lines with reference to elevation accurately.
Any advise of a more suitable software (if, any) for above application?

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by davecrossley » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:50 am

Hi Daryl, welcome to the forum

I would definitely recommend having a look at Undet - their CAD plug-in for AutoCAD is an extremely efficient method of handling point clouds natively in AutoCAD to produce 2D plans elevations and sections. We switched from Pointools a year ago an haven't looked back.

Get in touch with Aurelijus at Undet who are sponsors on the Forum

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by Evgeniy » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:37 pm

Try to use Revit as variant.

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by limdaohe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:07 am

davecrossley wrote:Hi Daryl, welcome to the forum

I would definitely recommend having a look at Undet - their CAD plug-in for AutoCAD is an extremely efficient method of handling point clouds natively in AutoCAD to produce 2D plans elevations and sections. We switched from Pointools a year ago an haven't looked back.

Get in touch with Aurelijus at Undet who are sponsors on the Forum

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Thanks David, I am in touch with their technical support team for their advise.

Looking forward to hearing from them soon!

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by limdaohe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:15 am

Evgeniy wrote:Try to use Revit as variant.
Thanks, we tried but as our end-users are die hard AutoCAD users, they are quite reluctant to change platforms unless really necessary. :lol:

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by pbashiri » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:09 am

Still Revit is the best choice even for 2D Drawings.
You can export 2D floor plans ,elevations, section from it

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by mike annear » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:36 am

Rhino 3D is under $1000 USD, E.57 importer plugin is free.
http://www.rhino3D.com

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by limdaohe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:12 am

pbashiri wrote:Still Revit is the best choice even for 2D Drawings.
You can export 2D floor plans ,elevations, section from it
Yes I agree while we try to keep the work flow within AutoCAD as requested by my client.
Trainers from Autodesk has advised me as well on this.

However, just for curiosity, with Revit, we still have to manually define 2 points to coming up with lines? Am I correct to say so?

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by limdaohe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:16 am

mike annear wrote:Rhino 3D is under $1000 USD, E.57 importer plugin is free.
http://www.rhino3D.com

Cheers,
Mike.
Thanks Mike, I will try to contact Rhino's Team.
We hope to find an ideal solution for our client here.

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Re: 3D Point Clouds to 2D Drawings

Post by max72 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:27 pm

If you go the Rhino road there also is an excellent Arena4d plugin, free to try.
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