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About Archicad's documenting tools, views, model filtering, layouts, publishing, etc.

Getting the point cloud visible in published 2D views?

Mats_Knutsson
Advisor
Hi,
My first try with a e57 was a great success. 600 MB point cloud just opened and an .lcf was created. It was really easy and visual to build my virtual building in and around the point cloud. Kudos to GS for a good implementation. I'll be interesting when I get a larger cloud file...
However I cant get the points to show in plans or elevation layouts. Any tricks or use images?

/M
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Check out these clips:

Point Cloud Objects in Sections/Elevation and 3D Document Viewpoints:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4n2QlE9qqU&index=12&list=PLnXY6vLUwlWWW2G9Ve7MxoLW2tZ9TWFMW

Point Cloud Objects on Layouts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm1GgSVN41o&index=13&list=PLnXY6vLUwlWWW2G9Ve7MxoLW2tZ9TWFMW
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Mats_Knutsson
Advisor
laszlonagy wrote:
Check out these clips:

Point Cloud Objects in Sections/Elevation and 3D Document Viewpoints:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4n2QlE9qqU&index=12&list=PLnXY6vLUwlWWW2G9Ve7MxoLW2tZ9TWFMW

Point Cloud Objects on Layouts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm1GgSVN41o&index=13&list=PLnXY6vLUwlWWW2G9Ve7MxoLW2tZ9TWFMW
Thanks! It's a viable way.
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Anonymous
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Come on. This is a huge limitation.

Sections and plans of the point cloud MUST be to scale.
Having to manually scale the 3D viewports is NOT a satisfactory workaround!

Even Revit can print point cloud views directly, albeit rasterised.

Archicad needs to implement printing point clouds directly, as vector or raster.
Alternatively / additionally we need to be able to layout 3D viewports to scale effectively.
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
You can make a wish for this feature, we can vote on it and if it gets enough support, we can submit it to GRAPHISOFT for consideration.
If you do make a wish, please post its link in this thread.
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Anonymous
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I would vote for this feature. How do I vote? I work on renovation jobs, and we have recently brought 3D scanning into our workflow. I recently saw the video linked below, and have been trying to figure out how to accomplish the workflow shown here in Archicad. If only we could view point clouds in layouts, we could use sections of the point cloud as the as-built drawings, thus obviating the scan-BIM process. This would greatly reduce work while at the same time increasing the accuracy of as-built drawings.
https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/class/Reducing-Waste-Through-Reality-Capture-Utilizing-...
LaszloNagy wrote:
You can make a wish for this feature, we can vote on it and if it gets enough support, we can submit it to GRAPHISOFT for consideration.
If you do make a wish, please post its link in this thread.
Barry Kelly
Moderator
Sam3 wrote:
I would vote for this feature. How do I vote?

Go to the wishes section and search for a post relating to this subject.
I just did a quick search but didn't see anything related.
So create your own wish there - probably best in the 'Documentation Wishes' section.

Don't forget to add a poll so you and others can vote.
And ideally come back here and post a link to that wish, so others reading this post can find it easily without searching.

So if you feel strongly enough about this, create a post and see what sort of support you get.
It is a little bit of an effort, but unless someone does it, you will never know how important this subject is for others.


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Anonymous
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I have created a post under "Documentation Wishes" with a poll attached so that you can show your support for (or opposition to) this item.
Please vote here: https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=69987
Barry Kelly
Moderator
Sam3 wrote:
I have created a post under "Documentation Wishes" with a poll attached so that you can show your support for (or opposition to) this item.
Please vote here: https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=69987

Thank you for doing that.


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Anonymous
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Thank you so much for suggesting it!