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Pointfuse offers laser scanning for space utilisation and FM

1 March 2020 | By Andrew Pring

Pointfuse, the 3D modelling engine company, has launched a toolkit that makes it easier to adopt laser scanning within space management, planning and utilisation workflows.

Pointfuse Space Creator automates the conversion of features such as walls, doors and windows to BIM LOD 200, and is compatible with the latest mobile mapping systems that are increasingly being used for as-built and as-used surveys within the facilities management sector.

Pointfuse delivers an automatic, precise and flexible way of converting the vast point cloud datasets generated by laser scanners or photogrammetry into segmented mesh models. With the launch of Space Creator, Pointfuse can now realise real-time records for space utilisation and optimisation projects by deskilling and streamlining workflows, thus reducing project costs.

Pointfuse Space Creator leverages the core functionality of Pointfuse – the segmented mesh model – automatically converting classified mesh models into “family” groups, such as walls, floors, doors and windows, for use with popular downstream BIM and FM software. The data can then be exported as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) parametrised objects while also automatically calculating quantities, areas and dimensions in an easy to read PDF building information report.  

Mark Senior, regional sales director at Pointfuse, said: “Mobile mapping systems that are optimised for indoor use are increasingly being used to rapidly capture up-to-date data for space management, planning and utilisation. However the resulting point clouds can still present problems due to complexity and size. With Space Creator we are removing these barriers making data easy to use and easy to share.”