Point Clouds seem to be the latest and greatest thing these days. They are brilliant for checking as-built against the design, or for accurately measuring an existing building for renovation.
Point clouds are produced by a scanner placed on site which measures the distance to structures around it, giving an accurate 3D scan of the building.
We’ve produced a little add-on Cadimage point Cloud which reads in an xyz point cloud file and creates a point cloud object within ArchiCAD, available from www.cadimage.com/pointclouds
It’s available for ArchiCAD 16 and ArchiCAD 17 on both Windows and Mac.
It is still a Beta at this stage, but try it out and let us know what you think, and what else it may require.
We have already had some great feedback, so thank you for the feedback so far.