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June 20, 2013

kubit explains point clouds in AutoCAD 2014


Software maker rolls out new version of kubit TV

kubit USA, a software developer for surveying, construction and architecture and heritage preservation professionals using laser scan data to work in Autodesk’s AutoCAD environment, released a new 13-minute, educational training video to help its customers move to the new AutoCAD 2014 Design Suite software.

3D design software maker Autodesk, based in San Rafael, Calif., released the new version in March, introducing Autodesk Recap workflow with the Reality Capture Project/Reality Capture Scan (RCP/RCS) engine, which has the ability to process massive data sets for large project management and visualization.

Houston-based kubit USA, a division of kubit GmbH, formed in 1999 and based in Dresden, Germany, said point clouds are a “bit different” in the 2014 version, compared to previous AutoCAD versions including AutoCAD 2011-2013.

The video gives an introduction to Autodesk Recap and demonstrates how to make changes to workflow in its PointSense software products, which post-process 3D scan data with AutoCAD. It also shows how point cloud data management issues have improved and discusses what the recommended workflows are, as well as highlighting important limitations users should be aware of with the new Autodesk point cloud format.

The new video release coincides with the revamping of the company’s kubitTV on YouTube, where it plans to create a “How to” section for teaching specific workflows in reality capture. Must subscribe to watch kubitTV.

In related news, kubit said new releases of its software products – TachyCAD, DistToPlan, PhoToPlan, the PointSense family (including the new PointSense Building) and VirtuSurv modules (including new VirtuSurv for Revit and BricsCAD) – all compatible with Autodesk 2014 products, are now available on its website’s product page

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