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April 18, 2013

ClearEdge3D signs reseller deal targeting Canadian market



Cansel Survey Equipment adds EdgeWise as-built modeling software to portfolio

ClearEdge3D, Inc. said Thursday it signed a reseller agreement with Vancouver, B.C.-based Cansel Survey Equipment Inc. to offer its EdgeWise suite of automated as-built modeling software across Canada.

Privately-held and based in Herndon, Va., ClearEdge3D’s automated feature extraction (AFE) software includes EdgeWise Plant for the industrial/process plant and engineering industry, EdgeWise MEP for Revit for the mechanical BIM market, and EdgeWise Building for the architectural and BIM industry.

“Cansel’s reach and market share in Canada are broad and deep in the key markets we serve,” said ClearEdge3D CEO Chris Scotton.

Cansel is a service provider offering software, hardware and other services to the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, utilities, forestry, and manufacturing industries. It is also Trimble Navigation Ltd.’s largest distributor of survey equipment in Canada.

“We are seeing a huge explosion in organization moving to laser scanning, primarily due to the lower cost, faster speed, greater accuracy and very light weight of the latest scanning hardware, such as our Trimble TX5,” said Sasha Nikodijevic, Cansel regional manager. “However, without a software solution to process and leverage the data, only so much value can be gained from the point cloud model.  We are excited about  to help our customers go from field-to-finish faster than ever before.”

EdgeWise uses complex algorithms to automatically identify planes and cylinders in a laser scan point cloud, extracting the exact geometry from the points, and eliminating much of the need to manually trace pipes, components and architectural features such as walls, windows or doors. Users of EdgeWise report a time savings in their modeling workflow of up to 75 percent.

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