Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

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Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

Post by berdindc » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:10 pm

Would FARO Pointsense Building be a good choice? Have traced them directly in AutoCAD before, but looking for the best workflow to create 2D plans from the data.

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Re: Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

Post by TommyMaddox » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:17 pm

I'm selling our copy of FARO Pointsense Plant 3D if you're interested in working in the AutoCAD environment still. I recall doing some 2D floor plan drawings in it before. Let me know if you're interested. It is priced well below the price we bought the software for, and still under maintenance.

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Re: Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

Post by ChrisK » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Orthophoto app that is free inside SCENE is a good place to start, depending on how much info you need to trace. It creates scaled Tiffs (with transparency) that you can xref right into autocad.

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Re: Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

Post by Jana-at-kubit » Tue May 02, 2017 6:55 am

Hi Dan,
If you want to create floor plans from scans inside AutoCAD, you should give PointSense Building a try. It offers a lot more functionality than native AutoCAD does. If you are a SCENE user too, you may also use the Quick View of scans and send 3D coordinates directly into AutoCAD.

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Re: Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

Post by ChrisK » Tue May 02, 2017 2:30 pm

Dan we are selling our license for PointSense building. Maintenance expired last year. Please PM me if at all interested.

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Re: Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

Post by jonny_sigma » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:22 am

ChrisK wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 2:30 pm
Dan we are selling our license for PointSense building. Maintenance expired last year. Please PM me if at all interested.
Hi Chris. I have just joined the forum and it appears I cannot send PM's yet. If the license of Pointools Building is still available, I would be interested...

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Re: Best method for creating floor plans from scans?

Post by RSteffen » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Give PointCab a try. This software has been made for high quality orthoimages and fast import into any CAD system.
Furthermore a vectorization module to find all the lines of walls is included.

Here an example with GeoSLAM data.
https://youtu.be/L85m_DZ3x-o?t=141

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