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Zwcad pointcloud compatibility

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Hello

Long time lurker, first post here.

We mainly scan residential buildings and then create 2d drawings of the buildings. Floor plans, views, sections, etc. So far we've been using the 360rtc to do the scans and after registration, recap to create .rcs and .rcp files which we xref into autocad.
Since autocad license costs roughly 3 times more each year than a zwcad license for ever, im trying to find out if i can continue my normal workflow in zwcad. I havent found any info on pointclouds in zwcad online or here. Does somebody have any experience with zwcad in this matter?

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take a look at bricscad it is also cheaper an more feature rich then autocad. But there are similarities, lisp scripts, cuis will work in bricscad to.
You will need to get pro version to get point cloud attach feature.

https://www.bricsys.com/hu-hu/bricscad-for-point-clouds
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Ares commander is also something to look at. Don't know if lisp works as with bricscad but plugins also for pointclouds are available.
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With autocad you have many tools support extraction data from pointcloud: leica, faro, undet...In addition, there are many 2D or 3D polyline editing tools available
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melshy wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:25 pm With autocad you have many tools support extraction data from pointcloud: leica, faro, undet...In addition, there are many 2D or 3D polyline editing tools available
He wants to move away from Autodesk. :?

Undet works with Ares Commander. Leica works with Bricscad. Faro software only with Autodesk for all i know.
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badam wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:47 pm take a look at bricscad it is also cheaper an more feature rich then autocad. But there are similarities, lisp scripts, cuis will work in bricscad to.
You will need to get pro version to get point cloud attach feature.

https://www.bricsys.com/hu-hu/bricscad-for-point-clouds
BricsCAD Ultimate License is an absolute deal. Such a powerful software, and still a perpetual license. Also completely open code for app development.

Jump on the band wagon quick before it becomes more expensive. Make sure to get the "Ultimate" license. That way you have everything for when future needs grow.

If you have tried loading a PointCloud into Autodesk and the waiting drives you crazy, you'll also be amazed at how fast BricsCAD ingests basically any PointCloud Format.
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landmeterbeuckx wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:42 pm
melshy wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:25 pm With autocad you have many tools support extraction data from pointcloud: leica, faro, undet...In addition, there are many 2D or 3D polyline editing tools available
He wants to move away from Autodesk. :?

Undet works with Ares Commander. Leica works with Bricscad. Faro software only with Autodesk for all i know.
Autocad very popular not to mention the ability to lips, vba and another pluign, that you can't find it combined with other software ( zw , ares….) example with Undet for autocad you can see higher price than ares because they have more features
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I think compatibility itself is not enough. You need a powerful point cloud engine to import and manage huge data sets. The latest scanners produce huge amounts of data in seconds. Remembering the good old days when we started working with 3D scanners, with the Riegl VZ420i we collected less GB of data per year than we do now in a few weeks ;)

And what about easy-to-use colour management, cuts, slices tools you use constantly? Does it come with compatibility?
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