Scan To BIM - Point Cloud to Revit 3D Model

Our Point Cloud Scan to BIM Modeling Process

We provide our Scan to BIM or Point Cloud to 3D Model Services in USA, Canada, UK, India, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Belgium, and many other 20+ countries.

Step by Step Point Cloud Modeling process for our clients to adopt Scan to BIM on renovation and construction projects :

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Step 1) Laser Scanning of built asset

We usually receive the 3d scanned data of a building from our clients. 

There are many laser scanners available in the market that scans a built asset like an X-ray machine. The laser scanner device is kept inside the building. 

The invisible laser beam hits the objects inside the building, creating 3D data points.

The data is quite large in size and is stored on a USB drive or hard drive. Our expert point cloud modelers use these 3D data points as point cloud data and use them for the Scan to BIM process. The next step describes the data collection process in detail

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Step 2) Processing scanned data in Scan to BIM process

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We process, register, and index the scanned data after the laser scanning of the building is completed. This process is done using the software Autodesk ReCap Pro.

This generates an .RCP file, which can be imported into Autodesk tools like InfraWorks, Civil 3D, Revit, AutoCAD, and Inventor.

We first extract the CAD geometry from the .RCP file and import the file to Revit software for effective point cloud modeling of buildings.

Step 3) Extracting Point cloud Geometry in Scan to BIM process

We use software that automatically extracts the point cloud geometry. 

The extraction is done using the RCP file created using ReCap. This is a critical step for us because extracting point cloud geometry cuts down a lot of time in the next step for point cloud modeling

Our expert Revit technicians then import the point cloud geometries as .RVT file to Autodesk Revit for detailed point cloud modeling.

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Step 4) Point cloud Modeling in Scan to BIM process

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This is the final step in the point cloud to the BIM process. We edit and model the geometries that were collected in the previous step. 

Our Revit technician model the geometry pieces of the scanned data as per the project’s requirements and specifications. Our scan to BIM process saves a significant amount of time as compared with the manual or traditional ways.

We offer Result Driven Scan to BIM services

We offer a range of Scan to BIM services in Architectural, Structural, and MEP disciplines to construction professionals across the globe:

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CRESIRE offers Quality driven Scan to BIM services

Visualise Build-Asset with Precision

Improve Design Decision for Renovation Projects

Applications of Scan to BIM services

Scan to BIM can be used for architects, engineers, property owners, or even a quality surveyor for the below type of projects:

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Frequently Asked Questions By Our Clients

Scan to BIM is a process of creating accurate digital models of a real location or site by scanning it in three dimensions with a laser.

Point cloud scanning is like an X-ray process in which laser beam hit the building elements to create 3D data points. These 3D data point that are processed, registered and indexed using software such as ReCap. The .RCP file is then used for extracting the geometry of the scanned data in format that is compatible with the 3D modeling software such as Revit.

The final scanned data is used to edit and create a three-dimensional representation of the built asset. This model can then be utilized for designing elements, analyzing decisions, and measuring progress.

A point cloud is an assembly of many small three-dimensional data points. Each of the data points have X, Y, and Z coordinates.

The data points together create a recognizable 3D representation of a building structure, which makes 3d modeling from point cloud possible.

Revit is a good tool for modeling from point cloud. BIM modelers can trace the scanned data for creating detailed 3D models in Revit.

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