How to Go Mobile with Point Clouds

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Importing point clouds to a laptop or desktop machine is easy. Whether you’re stitching scans together or just viewing them, there are a number of programs available to handle the data. Leica Cyclone and Autodesk ReCap are just a couple of examples. However, bringing that point cloud data with you into the field on a mobile device is not so simple.  Continue reading…

How BIM 360 Glue Changes Model Use

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Many years ago, we decided Autodesk Navisworks would be our “decoder ring” by which we’d assemble all the different models we work with from start to finish. At a minimum this means subcontractor models, but it also usually includes design models from architects and engineers. Mobile model use, particularly in the field, has never been practical as the few model viewers out there all have a mix of pros and cons. The good news is that Autodesk introduced BIM 360 Glue for the iPad many months ago and it’s changed the way we think about model use. Continue reading…