Philadelphia, PA | May 25, 2011 - It is day 2 at the Be Together Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Be Together is Bentley Systems's annual conference that highlights and promotes their new technologies designed to sustain today's infrastructure. One of those technologies, point clouds, has generated a lot of buzz this week.
2011 Bentley Bash Encore - Pierce College
Due to the growing popularity of the annual Southern California Bentley Bash, Archway Systems, your local Bentley User Group, and Pierce College have decided to team up and bring you another day of free hands-on training!
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9, 2011 (via LiDAR News) - Trimble Navigation Limited ("Trimble") today announced a public tender offer, to be made by its subsidiary Trimble Finland Oy, for all issued and outstanding shares in Tekla Corporation ("Tekla") for EUR 15.00 per share in cash representing an aggregate equity purchase price of approximately EUR 337 million (or approximately $489 million).
Point Cloud Webinar
Point Clouds is the hottest topics in today’s AEC industry. What is a point cloud?
LiDAR News | April 16, 2011 - For hundreds of years Mont Orgueil Castle on the Channel Island of Jersey was England’s frontline defence against armies from continental Europe. Built in the early 13th Century, the castle has endured a life of change from castle to prison, to spy station, and to seat of government. Throughout all the changes Mont Orgueil remained an icon for Jersey’s pride and independence.
Constructech Magazine | March 2011 - Never underestimate the power of a good point cloud. Those that are still trying to understand the value of 3D modeling, and everything associated with BIM (building information modeling), may not be ready for another "need to know" piece of the puzzle, but a point cloud could be something that helps accelerate the adoption of BIM.
Pointools | London, UK - Measurement Devices Limited (MDL), a leading laser scanner manufacturer has entered into an agreement with Pointools Ltd. to deliver high-performance point cloud software with every new 3D laser scanner starting at SPAR 2011 – the premier 3D laser scanning conference. Pointools software is used by project teams to reference and reuse the largest point cloud models – the billions of measurement points taken by 3D laser scanners – inside the broadest range of applications.
The BIG news (or should I say BIM news!) is that Pointools has unveiled their latest product: the Pointools Plug-in for Revit. Many folks were asking about it at AU2010 and now they will get it. There is no delivery date set, but we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
For a snapshot of the new plug-in, check out Pointools' blog here.
Pointools is exhibiting at the SPAR International Conference and things are just getting underway in Houston, TX. Today is set up day as all the booths are being assembled and many participants are travelling to the Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands, TX. As I wander around the exhibit area, it looks to be a promising show with lots of quality companies and products being displayed.
There are an endless amount of software options available to those looking to create a BIM model from a point cloud. Here, we break down those options into an easy-to-follow list, that will drastically increase your software's performance and reduce your project's cost.