Pointfuse now integrates with BIM 360 to “unlock” as-built data and 4D BIM


Pointfuse software, which converts point clouds into mesh models, has received a number of updates in the past few years. As of the latest release, the software had sped up processing significantly, hit a 75% reduction of model size compared to point clouds, and introduced a bunch of new editing tools. Now, the company is integrating it’s software with Autodesk’s BIM 360.

The integration will enable users to incorporate as-built models derived from 3D scanning solutions into their Autodesk BIM workflows.

Senior director of construction business strategy at Autodesk Sarah Hodges explains that when this as-built data is brought into BIM 360, users can undertake easy comparisons to the original design and put all the project data in a single platform.

The two companies say the integration will enable easier 4D BIM workflows, which use as-built data to determine up-to-date scheduling, costings, changes and identification of potential clashes. This last point is particularly important, says Jon Boyce, CEO of Pointfuse, since “industry-wide, it is estimated that each identified clash could save up to $15,000 on a large-scale project.”

Pointfuse will be exhibiting this development in Anaheim on the co-located show floor of SPAR 3D and AEC Next.


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SPAR 3D Editor Sean Higgins produces SPAR 3D's weekly newsletters for 3D-scanning professionals, and spar3d.com. Sean has previously worked as a technical writer, a researcher, a freelance technology writer, and an editor for various arts publications. He has degrees from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he studied the history of sound-recording technologies. Sean is a native of Maine and lives in Portland.

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