Its the New Year for Autodesk (their fiscal year starts February 1) and with that comes an announcement from Autodesk Labs that they have a new laser scanning product concept for people to experiment with.
From the Labs website, Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Civil 3D 2011 provides versatile tools to facilitate the processing of point cloud data. The technology preview is an intelligent point cloud shape extraction solution which allows you to import, load, and extract civil-specific shape and geometry information from point cloud data in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
I assume that this is working with the Ambercore engine in Civil 3D and not the new point cloud engine in AutoCAD 2011, but I am verifying that. Let us all know what you think.