Pointfuse Space Creator Opens Doors for Laser Scanning in Space Utilization and Facilities Management

Pointfuse has launched a new toolkit specifically designed to make it easier to adopt laser scanning within space management, planning and utilization workflows. Pointfuse Space Creator automates the conversion of features such as walls, doors and windows to BIM LOD 200, and is compatible with the latest mobile mapping systems that are increasingly being used for as-built and as-used surveys within the facilities management sector.

Pointfuse will be showcasing the new functionality on stand 657 at New York Build 2020; the largest construction and design show for the NYC and the Tri-state area. New York Build takes place from the 3-4 March 2020 at the Javits Centre. For further information visit https://www.newyorkbuildexpo.com/

Pointfuse software converts the millions of individual measurements captured by laser scanning and photogrammetry into useable 3D models. The unique ability to classify objects within Pointfuse, both automatically and manually, has already had a huge impact on how as-built data is used within design and construction. With the launch of Space Creator, Pointfuse can now realize real time records for space utilization and optimization projects by deskilling and streamlining workflows, thus reducing project costs.

Pointfuse ‘Space Creator’ leverages the core functionality of Pointfuse – the segmented mesh model; automatically converting classified mesh models into ‘family’ groups, such as walls, floors, doors, windows, etc. for use with popular downstream BIM and FM software. Pointfuse Space Creator data can then be exported as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) parametrized objects while also automatically calculating quantities, areas and dimensions in an easy to read PDF building information report.

“Mobile mapping systems that are optimized for indoor use are increasingly being used to rapidly capture up to date data for space management, planning and utilization,” commented Mark Senior, Regional Sales Director at Pointfuse. “However the resulting point clouds can still present problems due to complexity and size. With Space Creator we are removing these barriers making data easy to use and easy to share.”

About Pointfuse
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. 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