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Anyone use CloudWorx with .rcp?

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We've recently started a trial for CloudWorx and Publisher Pro and have been experimenting with the features. I've noticed that working with .rcp seems to have some disadvantages compared to .lcs - even though it was advertised to us that they would work the same.

Our current workflow is inserting an .rcp into Inventor and modeling around it - (building, equipment, sometimes pipe routing.) CloudWorx for Revit seems like it would be a great addition to our workflow, especially with its auto-fitting functions, and it would be even better if we could avoid a Publisher License and use it with .rcp only. Could anyone who uses a similar workflow give us some tips/best practices?

Some of our specific issues include:
  • 3D Mouse navigation is very choppy
  • Fitting tools (especially the pipe fitter) will sometimes select points that have been clipped out and are invisible
  • When using fitting tools with an .rcp the point cloud sometimes disappears when we are prompted to select a point
  • Revit freezes when we try to open a CloudWorx project
Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: Anyone use CloudWorx with .rcp?

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Well if you want to utilize cloudworx all functions you will need lgs files.

If you want to use cloudworx, i'd just buy the publisher pro as well. Maybe you could look up other solutions as well, maybe those would be better and/or cheaper.


Clearedge/aurivus, veesus plugin/etc there are several tools to help/ semi automate point cloud modeling.
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Re: Anyone use CloudWorx with .rcp?

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you don't need to have publisher PRO in order to export LGS.

We are using Cloudworx for AutoCad - Briscad - Revit - Navisworks - Smartplant. ( smartplant can not open lgs, it's need to use cyclone enterprise...) You need a computer with some cpu and GPU to be able to work properly otherwise it will be laggy and user will not love them.

Cloudworx for Revit is the more powerful of the Cloudworx. When you create stuff from the fitter tool ( you can do pipe, wall, structure, HVAC, window, cable tray) it creating real 3D from Revit library with the spec and the floor plan you are on. AutoCad/briscad only create 3D dummy. It could be good for visualization but not for working.
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Re: Anyone use CloudWorx with .rcp?

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tristanthibault wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:17 pm you don't need to have publisher PRO in order to export LGS.

We are using Cloudworx for AutoCad - Briscad - Revit - Navisworks - Smartplant. ( smartplant can not open lgs, it's need to use cyclone enterprise...) You need a computer with some cpu and GPU to be able to work properly otherwise it will be laggy and user will not love them.

Cloudworx for Revit is the more powerful of the Cloudworx. When you create stuff from the fitter tool ( you can do pipe, wall, structure, HVAC, window, cable tray) it creating real 3D from Revit library with the spec and the floor plan you are on. AutoCad/briscad only create 3D dummy. It could be good for visualization but not for working.
I beg to differ on Bricscad... check out the product page here for the BIM variant: https://www.bricsys.com/en-gb/bricscad-bim - it's very cool! I love "BIMIFY"... a great tool for NOOBS and Pro's alike!

And yes, Publisher (and Publisher Pro) allow LGS export. The main differences with Pro is that the LGS files it creates, supports both VR access (within TruView VR) and also 3D model content within the file.
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Re: Anyone use CloudWorx with .rcp?

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pburrows145 wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:10 pm And yes, Publisher (and Publisher Pro) allow LGS export. The main differences with Pro is that the LGS files it creates, supports both VR access (within TruView VR) and also 3D model content within the file.
Could you tell me how to save an LGS with 3D geometry included? I can click and drag an OBJ into an open LGS in Truview, but I can't save it. Do I need to insert the OBJ in another program?
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Re: Anyone use CloudWorx with .rcp?

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Just re-save the file... the option should be within the Viewer. Which version are you running? You can only add models to LGS files published using Pub Pro.
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Re: Anyone use CloudWorx with .rcp?

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Using cloudworks is so much better than Autocad recap files. The lgs file contains the scan and photos in one file which can be viewed with free viewer
Trying to say 1,000 dollars so you do not use publisher is a very fault economy extra labor cost over a year, or more than offset the cost of publisher from Leica. And I don’t like paying Leica all the software fees, but it didn’t seem like AUtocad has a good option. I’m using cloud works with AutoCAD for a number of projects and it works wonderful. I totally recommend cloud works using the LDS files with AUtocad
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