How to Create a 3D CAD Model Using Raw Point Cloud Data

Point cloud files are a powerful way to store and use spatial data for 3D modelling. A one-time survey of a site yields...


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Bringing digital twins into the world

A digital twin is a virtual replica of a physical product or asset. An asset can range in size from a component of an aircraft...


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The future of computer-aided manufacturing

In the world of manufacturing, computers have always played a vital role in taking product ideas from concept to reality. The...


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Digital engineering: what to expect from the coming decade

Digital technology is rapidly transforming engineering. What does the next decade hold?  A focus on closer collaboration,...


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5 reasons your renovation team needs to understand reality capture technology

In the U.S., 80% of non-residential buildings are more than 20 years old, and much of the infrastructure is currently over 50...


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5 tech-fueled trends surveyors need to understand: top surveyor tools in 2019

The modern-day surveyor has many different tools at their disposal that previous generations couldn’t begin to imagine....


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LiDAR vs point clouds: learn the basics of laser scanning, 3D surveys and reality capture

3D surveying is filled with complex jargon. What is LiDAR? How does it relate to point clouds, reality capture and the basics...


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Four hot digital design technologies every interior designer needs to understand in 2019

Digital transformation is redefining design in every sector. There isn’t a profession or practice that’s not being radically...


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What are point clouds? 5 easy facts that explain point clouds

Point clouds are datasets that represent objects or space. These points represent the X, Y, and Z geometric coordinates of a...


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Taking point clouds into the cloud: why cloud applications are poised to disrupt point cloud processing

Point clouds created by laser scans can store incredibly detailed information about physical space. However, the production of...


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