This is the crux of it .. why develop Recap? What further functionality would the current technology really offer beyond a few UI/UX tweaks?VXGrid wrote: ↑Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:14 pm The question is: Is the functionality sufficient to do the job it is needed for. As long as there is no out of the world approach for registering scans, active development is not necessary, as long as the product is maintained (import of scan data to new release formats is updated, bugs are getting fixed, ...).
The environment effectively needs to be re-factored to server-based/centralised delivery - be it cloud or on-premise. Jetstream+Cloudworx is in effect the future delivery model - it just needs more competition to keep it honest.
AutoCAD and Revit et. al. have "provider models" for point cloud data - look at Cloudworx - again it needs more competition.
Euclideon - get a plug-in for Revit to draw data from the Vault - a viewer is of no use in and of itself - and I know Jetstream has Euclideon tech in there. There is no point having point clouds siloed for viewing only in isolation - the point clouds need to be where other data is used so you can then visualise, clash, model, extract yada yada. Pointerra are rumouredly working on same. Heard Aerometrex are playing around with the idea, but not sure of that one either.
Once you have a server-based point cloud stream that is effective - the game changes. And if you have a few providers that can do it, pricing will become reasonable.
Server-side also makes things centralised processing engines a piece of cake. Workflows like meshing, AI/ML object recognition, automated extract - all win, rather than having copies of the same TB-sized point clouds all over the place with processing taking place in dribs and drabs. The whole lot needs a consistent API so it can be automated and scripted.