Point cloud to BIM is a modern format for collecting baseline information. It allows you to measure the entire surrounding space, eliminating the possibility of inaccurate measurement or missing elements. This data format allows the measurement of linear dimensions at small distances without special tools. However, the error of this method grows with each measurement made.

How does it work?

The point cloud is the result of the laser scanner. The ground laser scanner measures at high speed the distances from the scanner to the surface of the object. The device automatically registers the corresponding directions and generates a 3D image in the form of a point cloud. Most models take three-dimensional photos of the object at the same time. This cloud can be downloaded into many software programs for its processing. For example, this may be the Revit software.

It allows to connect all the solutions into a single model. Scan to BIM requires expensive equipment. A laser scanner is used to create a model. To get a high-quality scan to BIM, different parts of the building are scanned separately. Then they are put together, and the entire buildings are modeled.

Point cloud software is the data to be processed. The volume of point clouds collected by such a specialized laser scanner is usually very large. It can be from hundreds of millions to billions of points, which is why Revit point cloud to BIM services are not used as embedded but as a reference file. You can link a model to multiple point clouds and create multiple instances of each link.

Stages and Equipment

Revit is a program where design, specifications, and 3D visualization can be done in one program, automatically, without having to redo everything several times. Revit creates one detailed model from which you can pull physical parameters.

The point cloud takes into account the following factors:

  • Generally behaves like a model object in Revit;
  • Appears in different types of modeling. For example, in 3D, on plans, and in sections.
  • Is cut by plans, sections, and boundaries in the 3D view, which makes it easy to isolate sections of the cloud.
  • Can be selected, moved, rotated, copied, deleted, symmetrically displayed, etc.;
  • Represents an object to which you can snap through inferred snap to the plane or direct snap to points in the point cloud.

If we're talking about working design, Revit has several sections. This is Revit architecture - everything about the architectural section is created in it. Revit MEP - engineering communications. In this section is created water supply, ventilation and electrical. Revit structure - structures. Foundations, supporting structures, and fixtures are designed in this section. All the participants of the project work in a single file. Now it will not be the case that the ventilation rests on a beam, which is popularly called collisions.

Where is it used?

BIM has become an integral part of construction projects. Because of the growing popularity of information modeling, the use of three-dimensional laser scanning for object surveying has also gained tremendous popularity. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that point cloud to BIM software helps to obtain complete information about the built, under construction, and planned object. This saves a lot of time and money in comparison with traditional research methods.

The use of BIM, in this case, makes it possible to upgrade objects based on survey data, to create coordination between projects, and to optimize workflows.

The client does not need to think about how convert a point cloud to Revit? That is the task of our specialists. You do not need to buy expensive hardware and software for complex projects.

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on the complexity of the project. The availability of baseline data is taken into account. It is important for our specialists to know the final goal in order to plan the work as precisely as possible.

When it comes to taking an order point cloud to BIM service, we practice two types of payment: by the hour traffic or for a specific action. Also, we use an individual approach for each client. Our clients are leading companies operating in Dublin, Ireland, and other leading regions of Europe. To get the price, contact us, please.

Our offer

PMtech is professionally engaged in BIM services in all areas of the economy. We help to make a digital model of buildings, constructions, equipment, and other complex systems. By creating such models, companies avoid mistakes and prevent huge losses in finances.

The point cloud, digital twin, and other technologies help test different development scenarios at the planning stage. This method also simplifies teamwork. Simplifies the implementation of large-scale projects.


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