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Pointfuse and Leica Geosystems unveil new software and global cooperation

17 May 2020

Software provider Pointfuse and laser scanning specialist Leica Geosystems have signed a global cooperation and development agreement that streamlines the use of reality capture in digital construction, space management and visualisation workflows.

The streamlined workflow captures and converts point clouds into deliverables that drive every stage of the building construction, operations, maintenance and lifecycle management.

To launch this new cooperation, Pointfuse has developed a new version of its software, called Pointfuse, powered by Jetstream, that provides users of Leica Geosystems solutions with a Scan-2-BIM workflow within the Leica Jetstream ecosystem. Pointfuse, powered by Jetstream, is configured with profiles specifically for Leica Geosystems 3D laser scanners, including the LGS file format.

The adoption of the LGS file format enables Pointfuse, powered by Jetstream, to extract data contained within the LGS file to assist in the classification of building information and substantially automate the workflow process. This centralised solution ensures a simple Scan-2-BIM workflow for space and facilities management as a companion solution to the new Leica BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner. 

Matt Wheelis, Hexagon’s Geosystems division global business development leader for building construction, said: “Rich 3D data has a crucial role in digital construction workflows. In Pointfuse, powered by Jetstream, we have a platform that delivers automation that truly drives the digital construction lifecycle.”      

Steve Salmon, general manager at Pointfuse, added: “This integrated solution overcomes many of the barriers associated with laser scanning and photogrammetry, through providing an optimised storage solution, instant data loading and production of intelligent outputs.”