About this app
Are you looking to optimize your use of point cloud data in Autodesk® Revit®? Look no further than the PointFuse Plugin for Autodesk® Revit®. This FREE TO USE plugin enables users to utilize the full potential of their point cloud data in a completely scalable way, without any negative performance issues.
How Does it Work?
The PointFuse Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® works by leveraging either PointFuse Standard or Pro to automatically convert a point cloud into a segmented mesh model, which can then be classified. Once the mesh is ready, it is published to a PointFuse Revit File Format (.prf) using the "Publish to Revit" command. This file can be linked into any existing Revit project, on any user's machine, whether or not they have a license of PointFuse. This means that all project team members can have access to and effectively use the reality capture data that has been captured for the project.
To get started, simply access the PointFuse free trial from their website and experience the power of this plugin for yourself.
Why is it Useful?
Using point clouds in Autodesk® Revit® can be a challenging task, especially for large areas. The point cloud is a big, single object, making it difficult to start modeling or understand what is going on. Interpreting point cloud data requires a high degree of skill, and most importantly, having a point cloud in view can cause negative performance issues and hardware slow-down, hampering productivity for users attempting to work with the point cloud.
The PointFuse Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® resolves these issues in a number of ways:
- Creating a mesh file that is significantly smaller than the point cloud, making it easier to work with and reducing the strain on hardware.
- Viewing large scale data efficiently, without any hardware performance issues. Users can navigate through the model smoothly, without any lag or slowdown.
- Allowing users to toggle the visibility of layers on and off, ensuring that they only need to view exactly what is relevant to their work. This streamlines the modeling process and improves productivity.
- Providing a free-to-use plugin that anyone can download and use. This opens up access to reality capture data for more people, enhancing the return on investment for the scanning process.
Additionally, easy-to-use reality capture data helps prevent design errors by providing accurate as-built conditions, leading to a reduction in costly rework and ultimately cost savings across the entire project.
It's important to note that this app uses a custom installer, not the standard App Store installer. So be sure to follow the installation instructions provided by PointFuse to get the plugin up and running smoothly.
The PointFuse Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® is a game-changer for anyone working with point cloud data. Its ability to convert point clouds into segmented mesh models, with the option to classify them, opens up endless possibilities for working with reality capture data in Revit. Not only does it streamline the modeling process, but it also eliminates performance issues associated with large point clouds. With its user-friendly interface and free availability, this plugin is a must-try for Revit users. So why wait? Download the PointFuse Plugin for Autodesk® Revit® and unlock the full potential of your point cloud data today.