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.