Creating surfaces from a point cloud.

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Creating surfaces from a point cloud.

Post by JoshBellows » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:48 pm

I am hoping someone can give me some insight or suggestions on the following. I am a newbie with point clouds and this is the first one I have worked with.

We received a large point cloud file (.e57) of a helical concrete structure (parking ramp). It was scanned with a Faro scanner (by someone not experienced in the construction industry). I imported the file into Tekla (a Timble product) but all I have is a nice picture. It's basically impossible to work with inside Tekla.

Is there a software that can be used to turn the point cloud into surfaces/planes/meshes/objects and then exported to DWG/DXF relatively easily? I could then import the DWG/DXF into our Tekla software and have a better reference model to work with than the original point cloud.
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Re: Creating surfaces from a point cloud.

Post by pilatquinton » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:59 pm

Recap Pro is probably your best bet. It will take in the .e57 file, convert it into an .rcp or .rcs file, which you can then throw into Autocad. I personally don't like Recap for registering and linking multiple set-ups, but if you just want to get scan data into Autocad, then it works pretty well.

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Re: Creating surfaces from a point cloud.

Post by melshy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:53 am

You can convert pointcloud to mesh (3dFace) by 3dreshaper, cloudcompare or Design X then open by autocad

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Re: Creating surfaces from a point cloud.

Post by pbashiri » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:23 pm

You can import it as Recap into Revit and model it. We can do that if you want.

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Re: Creating surfaces from a point cloud.

Post by JoshBellows » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:27 pm

pbashiri wrote:
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You can import it as Recap into Revit and model it. We can do that if you want.

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I'd be interested in hearing more about rates and whatnot. I assume after modeling in Revit, it could be exported in IFC or DWG/DXF format. Shoot me and email. josh @ woodelldetailing.com

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Re: Creating surfaces from a point cloud.

Post by james.mosimann » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:43 pm

@JoshBellows Our EdgeWise software has the ability to create meshes automatically from the point cloud and then export as a DXF. We've done parking garage projects in the past. Please just shoot me a message if you want to discuss.
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