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March 24, 2011

The impact of Revit 2012 accepting point clouds

It may go slightly without saying for those who work with building information modeling on a daily basis, but the announcement that Autodesk’s Revit product will be able to natively work with point cloud data in the 2012 release is something of a big deal. 

To figure out just how much of a big deal this is, I spoke with Kelly Cone, who as the technology guru at the Beck Group, a commercial architecture, construction, and development firm, got a chance to beta test the software. His firm’s Beck Technology offshoot has been heavily involved with scan-to-BIM, working particularly with the GSA, and Cone has plenty of thoughts on how this will impact the market.

Take a look:

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