Chapter 21

Point Clouds

The use of point clouds in Revit is a quickly emerging technology and an excellent way to document existing building conditions accurately and quickly. The building can be easily scanned using LiDAR, or laser scanning, to locate geographic information and extrapolate that into a means that is usable in an Autodesk® Revit® model. This type of scan is used to cut down the time of a traditional survey while collecting more data about the site or building.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Understand LiDAR
  • Plan for a LiDAR survey
  • Use a point cloud in a project

Understanding LiDAR

There are many forms of 3D reality data capture that can be used to collect existing conditions of the built or natural world. Light Detection ...

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