New and FREE POINT CLOUD apps available for Civil 3D

Extracting point cloud features.

Extracting point cloud features.

Scan manager in action

Scan manager in action

New point cloud apps available for all Autodesk platforms built on AutoCAD. These apps are complementary and can be installed immediately.

Point Cloud Scan Manager
The scan manager is a great tool. It provides the ability to turn individual scans on and off. Similar to layers it lets users manage data and display only what is necessary. This app updates the point cloud display while the scan manager is open to confirm the correct scan was selected. Simply install the app below and select the point cloud to utilize the scan manager app. Becareful if you turn all of the scans off you will need to type PCScanMan to display the scan manager.

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ACD/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3apointcloudscanmanager%3aen&autostart=true#

Feature extraction app now available
Feature extraction tool has endless opportunities. As an Infrastructure professional I immediately gravitated to the cropping and section tool. I was impressed with both of these. Cropping is very simple. Select the point cloud and chose rectangular or polygonal. This feature is obvious and provides expected results. The section tool was less obvious. I used a Solu-Around like expressed on my Civil3Dguru.com blog. Utilize the section tool and select polygon to crop the centerline or paint stripe. Select the starting point of the line and end point. Yes an accurate 3D polyline is drawn that can be used to develop existing surface.
http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ACD/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3apointcloudfeatureextraction%3aen
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