Autodesk created a new division called Reality Capture a couple years back. Within that time we have seen Autodesk develop RECAP software for almost all Autodesk design suites, RECAP PHOTO and RECAP PRO for registering point clouds. They have also released Memento and more. Check out the latest in reality capture (computing) and augmenting techology with Autodesk at AUTODESK REAL in SAN FRANSICO.


UAV (DRONE) TRAINING offered by ADSK Solutions

ADSK Solutions, Troy MI offeres UAV aka drone solutions.

ADSK Solutions offers UAV aka Drone traning and solutions.

ADSK Solutions is a techKNOWLEDGEy Partner with a primary focus on reality computing. We are a Autodesk Silver Partner and provide rental solutions for UAVs, 3D laser scanning, static, hand held, mobile, and kinematic; we also offer reality capture solutions for your firm. Recently, we have discovered a need for UAV, or more commonly knowns as Drone, solutions and workflows.

Our UAV training provides the fundamental concepts for UAV flight training, UAV comparisons, FPV (first person point of view), ground station, (waypoints) video processing and a specialization in photo capture to pointcloud (3D model deliverables). Utilizing a GoPro camera ADSK can capture photos, provide flight paths which then allows us to capture topographical surveys. The deliverable is a 3D point cloud on survey control points.

ADSK Solutions photos returned as a point cloud in Autodesk ReCAP.

ADSK photos returned as a point cloud in Autodesk ReCAP.

ADSK Solutions ran a 40 minute flight path and captured our old office building in Troy, MI. Photos were submited to Autodesk ReCap and this 3D point cloud was returned the next day.

Video of this site was also captured when ADSK Solutions teamed with Autodesk and TJ McCue to present Autodesk 3DRV event. One of our guest speakers, Dr Arron Morris from Autodesk, presented the Phanton II and an incredable video that is available here.

ADSK SOLUTIONS first office building 850 Stephenson hwy, Troy, MI

ADSK SOLUTIONS first office building 850 Stephenson hwy, Troy, MI

ADSK Solutions 3D point cloud opened in the free version of Autodesk ReCAP.

ADSK SOLUTIONS, UAV point cloud inserted in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.

ADSK SOLUTIONS, UAV point cloud inserted in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.

ADSK Solutions certified professionals, utilizing InfraWorks 360 and Model Builder, created this site  and generated the pointcloud in 20 minutes!

ADSK Solutions creates 3D topographical surface from drone point cloud.

ADSK Solutions creates 3D topographical surface with single click from drone point cloud.

Once inserted into Civil 3D 2015 we were able to create a topographical surface with a single click using the new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Point Cloud Surface Extraction feature availabe on subscription website. Civil 3D points and feature lines could be added to complete topographical survey.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Point Cloud Surface Extraction

ADSK Solutions training includes all workflows above and covers all the functions of UAV to fly projects successfully. Contact us today and come test fly our drones, run a 3D laser scanner and obtain a better understanding of the functionality and benefits of utilizing Autodesk software. Below is a link to our ADSK Solutions Youtube page for more information about our company and drone projects. 248.906.ADSK –

3D laser scanning the KICKSTART

We have all had great ideas, but how many of us go through with that idea? I have been providing 3D scanning solutions for over 15 years and the reasons for 3D laser scanning never cease to impress me. It is commonly used for Mechanical, Architectural and Infrastructure and is even being used with video games and movies. We are capturing data for preservation, etc, but this client has really opened my eyes on how 3D laser scanning can be used and has introduced me to KICKSTARTER. Please take a moment to review what a KICKSTARTER is: Luke has recognized the beauty that surrounds him and is using 3D laser scanning (Leica P20) to bring it back for everyone to enjoy. This is a link of a small sample of a 3D renderings/demo of Howe Cavern. Take a look!  It really is a point cloud!

Below is some information Luke has provided and would like to share.

More information about this KICKSTART is available to provide your support.

October 15th is next Tuesday and my “Exploring Caves and Canyons in 3D” is literally kicking to get started on Kickstarter! OK, I know that was rather cheesy, but can’t you tell how excited I am to share this adventure with you? So that you become just as jazzed as I am about what we’re about to create together, here are what I consider the TOP 5 MOST AMAZING FACTS about Claustral Canyon.

Claustral Canyon is ancient at 50 million-years-old compared to the Grand Canyon, which scientists believe is only 5-million-years “young.” That makes the birthdate of Claustral a little after when the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago.

David Noble discovered the ancient Wollemi Pine in 1994 in an area about 30 miles away from Claustral. These trees are a part of the Jurassic era of pine trees.

There is absolutely no record of the aboriginals ever going into the canyons. They didn’t have the ropes to rappel down and probably didn’t have much need to go there. This only adds to the mystery of the place.

Claustral Canyon wasn’t fully explored by humans until the 1960s, which makes it a seemingly undiscovered and mysterious place.

Claustral is a very tough place to explore, making it inaccessible to most people. You have to rappel down three sheer waterfalls to get to the bottom of the canyon. There is a lot of jumping and swimming needed and the water is ice-cold, even in the summer, requiring you to wear wetsuits and helmets. Having mentioned that, you need to be in really good shape. A day in the canyon is exhausting for most people and the ascent out of the canyon is actually tougher than going in, requiring you to scale nasty overhanging jutting rocks.

In June, I received permission from the New South Wales Parks Authority in Australia to scan and film the canyon. This was most certainly no easy achievement considering they have turned away quite a few other film companies. There was a long application process because the Parks Authority wants to preserve Claustral Canyon. At the same time, they see the vital importance of educating people about this wondrous natural beauty.

So you see, the 3D rendition of Claustral Canyon offers you an amazing experience without the physical rigors and dangers of actually being there. I just need your help!

Join me next Tuesday, October 15th, for the start of my Kickstarter Campaign. Your contribution and the support you offer by telling your friends and family about this incredible experience will bring us all closer to the magic and the wonder of this unbelievable place on planet Earth.

All the very best,

P.S. Forward this email and help me share Claustral Canyon with the world!

Point Cloud BLUES

blue colors in Revit from ReCapImporting and cleaning point cloud data usally works well in Autodesk ReCap, but if your point cloud ends up turning blue after importing to Revit this Solu-around will help.

1. Import to Autodesk ReCap
2. Remove/clean up data
3. Exports as rcs
4. Open ReCap, new project select rcs file you exported and import it again.
5. The colors should looks good, export it as rcs and open it in Revit

Photos to Point Cloud Autodesk ReCap Photo

P20 from photos
7 steps to create point cloud from Photos. For the first project just take photos around the entire object, have fun and review results.

1. Take pictures around an object.
I used this video to learn and complete my first project.
2. Log into
3. Upload images of an object that you took.
4. Select my cloud documents in the upper right corner.
step 1

5. Select all of the photos that will be used; right click; select create 3D model
step 2

6. Will receive an email once the point cloud is completed.
step 3

7. Open rcp file in Autodesk ReCap.
P20 from photos

ADSK Solutions,LLC offers training, support for Autodesk, point cloud deliverables and 3D laser scanning rentals and sales.

I received an error on my first try. (Browser not supported) I closed internet explorer and opened google chrome to resolve this issue.

When creating the model draft mode will provide the quickest results but will not provide the files to review the model. Select anything but draft mode to review the rcs file in ReCap.

Autodesk Announces ReCap


Autodesk Announces ReCap

Create intelligent 3D data from photos and scans
Autodesk® ReCap delivers powerful and easy to use workflow on the desktop and in the cloud to create intelligent 3D models from laser scans and captured photos. Rather than beginning with a blank sheet, Autodesk ReCap now enables any designer, architect or engineer to add, modify, validate and document their design process in context from existing environments.
•Autodesk ReCap Studio – Seamlessly integrated with Autodesk Design and Creation suites, Autodesk ReCap Studio makes it easy to clean, organize, and visualize massive datasets captured from reality.

Download Autodesk ReCap Studio for FREE

•Autodesk ReCap Photo – Autodesk ReCap Photo helps users create high-resolution textured 3D models from photos using the power of cloud computing. Autodesk ReCap Photo will be available April 12, 2013

View Autodesk ReCap Demo Video


Check out the new scanner Leica released. P20 – New Leica High Definition Laser Scanner, FIRST EVER 1,000,000 points a second TIME OF FLIGHT SCANNER. Leica has produced the ultimate all in one scanner. Video

Leica HDS P20 ALL-IN-ONE Laser Scanner

Leica HDS P20 ALL-IN-ONE Laser Scanner

Contact for a presentation.

  • up to 1,000,000 points per secon
  • class 1 laser
  • accuracy of 3mm at 50m
  • full C10 surveying functionality
  • extended the temperatures -20C
  • through +50C (-4F through 122F)
  • re-calibrate automatically and electronically
  • targets can be acquired in the field
  • with a Face1/Face2 methodology
  • up dated screen and icons
  • integrated WiFi
  • upside down scanning
  • extended battery life

Brand NEW Leica HDS Scanner ???

Leica HDS has just released new firmware (C10_v2.70.0.700.fw) for the C10/C5. The firmware upgrades the current scanner and gives it the look and feel of a new scanner. If your CCP is current I would encourage updating the scanner immediately. Contact ADSK Solutions – Leica Gold Dealer for all Leica HDS upgrades and immediate software and scanning support.


Leica provides a metric tape to measure the height from the scanner to a known point. This update provides a unit conversion icon and to enhance traversing workflows.

WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL FOR C10/C5 – Windy31 enables remote control from handheld devices such as the ipad and iphone.


Speed up data conversion by scanning directly to USB drive.

***Note: Recommended Flash Drives from existing clients to speed up data transfer.

Best Buy Geek Squad drives (4gbs – 5 mins)


Favorite Scan button is quicker than before


Resection allows calculating an unknown scanner position by measuring 2 or more targets with coordinates.

Please download and review Leica HDS Firmware to review all new features.

Free Cloudworx Training

Complimentary Cloudworx training is available from Leica Geosystems. Simple click the link below to choose from two eLearning videos. Cloudworx for Revit and Cloudworx for AutoCAD. These recorded presentations are instructor lead and provide an in-depth look at Cloudworx. Course material is available and training can be paused to work through features as they are shown. Free Cloudworx Training

For onsite training or follow up questions please contact As an Autodesk and Leica HDS provider we specialize in supporting your Leica HDS Deliverables and workflows. Call today for an ONSITE presentation