Point clouds are made with laser scanners to capture building and environment dimensions.
ARCHLine.XP imports widely known point clod formats to support building survey and in the long-term place any particular objects.
The Point cloud can be displayed in its real size on the 3D model and at the same time it creates its top view on the 2D layout.
Location of the command: Building – Point cloud – Import
ARCHLine.XP displays the Import Point Cloud dialog. Navigate to the folder containing the files with .ply or .e57 extension.
Attach Point cloud to a project
Point clouds can be attached to a project like other external references (xref).
During import the factors of the scale can be modified so the Point cloud is modified automatically according to the modified scale factor.
Point cloud editing
By wiping out the parts of the Point cloud that are unnecessary for the design the 3D display can be narrowed to important parts.
Modelling in 3D
Using the dynamic section command a surface of the Point cloud can be set as new work plane.
After that new walls can be added directly in the 3D window.
With the 3D Shape tool 3D forms can be drawn directly on the 3D surface which can be edited in 3D.