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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

free technology preview of Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Autodesk Revit Now Available

Awesome!  This is just what we needed  what a time saver.
BIM -It is Alive in the Lab

When is a door not a door? When it's ajar.

Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Revit is our free technology preview that allows you to work with point cloud more easily in Revit. This plug-in automatically extracts useful geometry features from point clouds of buildings and creates basic Revit elements in Revit. How cool is that?

// Learn more about Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Autodesk Revit

We really would like your feedback on this. This is the same team that brought you:

We recognize that for point cloud data to be really useful in Building Information Modeling, doors have to be doors, walls have to be walls, and floor have to be floors. Getting started is easy:

  1. Get the installer by using the Download link on the Autodesk Labs site.
  2. If you are using Windows 7, you should unblock the zip file since its contents were not created on your own computer. If you skip this step, you may see this error message:
  3. Extract and run the installer based on your 32-bit or 64-bit environment.
  4. To use the feature extraction plug-in, insert a point cloud into Revit first to enable the 'Feature Extraction' tab. You can download some sample point cloud files in Sample.zip.
  5. Download and read the Getting Started Guide PDF).

You can provide your feedback on any of the three point-cloud-related technology previews to labs.acad.shape@autodesk.com or the discussion forum.

Converting Point Cloud Data to a Building Information Model is alive in the lab.


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