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Point Cloud to Model

Post by mrhunt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:25 am

I am at a crossroad. We do a lot of scanning, mostly industrial. The modeling I do is mostly simple jobs as piping and tanks including tank deformation in 3dreshaper. I am getting more requests for complex modeling. My current project is modeling a small drill rig on tracks (picture the lower half of an excavator with a crane boom attached.

I only use Autocad Mechanical for modeling. I have access to Inventor, Plant3D, Revit and 3dsMax but have only used them a few times. Should I venture away from Autodesk for 3d modeling from point clouds? Geomagic looks promising. What would be a food software for modeling larger pieces of equipment with intricate smaller pieces? TIA

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Post by mike annear » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:13 am

I would suggest you try the Rhino 3d V6 / Veesus combination.
Rhino by itself is relatively cheap, easy to learn, works well with E.57 files and can output to many common CAD formats.
It doesn't need Recap, Jetstream, cloudworx etc.
It is great for complex surfaces such as boats, planes etc.
https://www.rhino3d.com/

I would recommend that you buy the Veesus plugin for Rhino if you want to work with huge pointclouds, It is very fast and very stable.
http://veesus.com/veesus-arena4d-rhino/

Nearly all of the work on my website has been done with Rhino.
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Post by mrhunt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:31 am

Thanks Mike. I will take a look.

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Re: Point Cloud to Model

Post by Jamesrye » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:03 am

+1 for Rhino. It's cheap and you can also do some decent renders with it.
I have had to do some animation of models and found that Blender can produce some nice results.

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Re: Point Cloud to Model

Post by gsisman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 pm

mike annear wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:13 am
I would suggest you try the Rhino 3d V6 / Veesus combination.
Rhino by itself is relatively cheap, easy to learn, works well with E.57 files and can output to many common CAD formats.
It doesn't need Recap, Jetstream, cloudworx etc.
It is great for complex surfaces such as boats, planes etc.
https://www.rhino3d.com/

I would recommend that you buy the Veesus plugin for Rhino if you want to work with huge pointclouds, It is very fast and very stable.
http://veesus.com/veesus-arena4d-rhino/

Nearly all of the work on my website has been done with Rhino.
http://mikeannear.com/gallery.html
Cheers,
Mike.

Mike,

Do you have any Comparison Analysis for the following three softwares for Point conversion ,loading efficiency, Server setup and Application plug-in integration ?
We want to server point clouds on the web & portable to our Clients/Consultants

-Veesus-Arena 4D, Server & Rhino Plugin
-Euclidan Vault & Viewer
-Jetstream Server & viewer & Cloudworks plugin

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Re: Point Cloud to Model

Post by mike annear » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:48 am

Hi,
I would suggest that you try a demo from each of the software providers.
I thought (and I am often wrong :) that Jetstream is just Euclideon in Leica colors ?
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Mike.

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