“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.