Maidenhead, UK, 15 October 2018 – Pointfuse is releasing Pointfuse 2018 a new suite of laser scanning software which includes a cloud based data processing service called Pointfuse Bolt. Designed to promote and support the practice of frequent capture of digitized ‘as built’ data, Pointfuse 2018 will help BIM practitioners create intelligent data that is easy to consume and easy to share. Pointfuse Bolt sits alongside other new developments that are set to disrupt workflows in digital construction by supporting the development of a living model helping to minimize project risk and mitigate unnecessary costs.
“The Pointfuse paragon is founded upon selectable geometry, scalability, small file sizes and optimized speed of processing. These pillars are the foundations to an integrated workflow that de-skills and automates the timely production of intelligent “as built” information derived from a multitude of scanning technologies,” commented Mark Senior, Regional Sales Director at Pointfuse.
“Pointfuse 2018 will challenge the current paradigm of only scanning during design and at completion to become a more integrated and vital part of the construction workflow,” he continued. “With Pointfuse Bolt and the other new features in this release, users can scan as often as possible and use intelligent models across a range of applications achieving benefits in cost, time and safety.”
Pointfuse Bolt is powered by unlimited parallelized computing on an industry standard secure platform to process point cloud captured during the design, build and delivery of complex construction projects. Offering a scalable yet affordable solution, the Bolt service reduces processing times and minimizes the IT requirement for expensive hardware whilst maximizing productivity across a range of BIM workflows.
Pointfuse 2018 also includes the Autodesk Recap SDK avoiding the need to convert native Recap registered pointcloud outputs into other industry standard formats. This is the first of many similar initiatives planned with Autodesk over the forthcoming months and strengthens the BIM360 integration already announced. Support for Z+F laser scanning and measurement systems and Topcon surveying equipment are also included in Pointfuse 2018.
“Pointfuse 2018 offers a road map to an integrated Scan2BIM and Scan2Model toolkit that will empower users, from owners through to sub-contractors, to adopt many of the workflows and technology solutions that are utilized within manufacturing environments,” concluded Senior.
Pointfuse will be on stand D54 at Digital Construction Week 2018. DCW, the only event series in the UK dedicated to innovation and technology in the built environment, takes place from the 17-18 October at Excel, London.
Pointfuse is a powerful modeling engine that delivers an automatic, precise and flexible way of converting the vast point cloud datasets generated by laser scanners or photogrammetry into segmented mesh models. Pointfuse uses advanced statistical techniques to create 3D models where individual surfaces can be selected and classified as new layers in the Pointfuse environment and exported to IFC and FBX for manipulation in any industry-standard CAD system. Offering ‘selectable surfaces’, Pointfuse provides a unique approach. Surfaces within the 3D mesh models produced by Pointfuse can now be identified, grouped and classified. These advancements within Pointfuse bring a catalyst to the workflow of design and engineering projects, offering efficiencies that have not been possible when working with point clouds or traditional mesh models. Pointfuse also significantly reduces the file size of 3D models created from point clouds. In simple terms, the data density within each surface is reduced whilst still maintaining the fidelity of the model. This results in a significant reduction in model size making ongoing use of the model easier, faster and more efficient. http://pointfuse.com