Topcon Announces Increased 3D Scanning Integration with Autodesk Solutions

by | Jun 2, 2015

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, the Netherlands “ June 2, 2015 ” As a result of the strategic business relationship with Autodesk, Topcon Positioning Group announces improved workflow compatibility for the GLS-2000 3D laser scanner and ScanMaster software with Autodesk solutions via the latest version of Autodesk ReCap.

The GLS-2000 pairs with Topcon ScanMaster software to collect, process, edit and deliver 3D point cloud data from a laser scanner for a variety of applications. Autodesk ReCap allows users to perform tasks such as scan conversion, editing, and viewing point cloud data ” and provides integration with Autodesk's broader portfolio of design software.

Autodesk ReCap and ReCap 360 have the new capability to read the Topcon CL3 format as a scan file in addition to a standard point cloud. The scan file allows for the use of individual scan positions for additional options in registration workflows.

File conversion is no longer necessary ” exporting can be done straight out of scan position. Users ultimately get a more streamlined workflow, more data detail and increased access to the point cloud, said Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products. With individual scan positions it is possible to generate ˜RealViews' that offer a web viewing output.

The integration is available for versions including Autodesk ReCap, ReCap 360 and ReCap 360 Ultimate software.

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