Pointfuse and Autodesk Platinum Partner U.S. CAD Announce Partnership
Maidenhead, UK, 02 December 2019 – Pointfuse has signed a reseller agreement with one of the largest Autodesk and Leica Geosystems distributors in the US. California-based U.S. CAD is an AEC technology consultant with twenty years’ experience in combining BIM content creation and 3D modelling with application development and configuration services. The addition of Pointfuse advanced point cloud processing software to U.S. CAD’s product portfolio will release the power of laser scanning and photogrammetry for a range of digital construction, facilities management and virtual design workflows.
Pointfuse software converts the millions of individual measurements captured by laser scanning and photogrammetry into useable 3D mesh models. The unique ability to classify objects within Pointfuse, both automatically and manually, has already had a huge impact on how as-built data is used within design and construction workflows.
“We are delighted to be the first Autodesk Partner and Pointfuse reseller in the US,” commented Jeff Rachel, President, U.S. CAD. “The addition of Pointfuse’s processing power and interoperability to our offering will truly help our customers integrate laser scanning, photogrammetry and mobile mapping systems within their organizations.”
“U.S. CAD is one of the country’s most established and respected AEC industry technology and consulting firms and is an Autodesk Authorized Platinum Partner,” commented Mark Senior, Regional Sales Director at Pointfuse. “Their presence in key major metropolitan markets makes them ideally placed to support clients as they implement Pointfuse into working practices helping to realize the potential benefits of point cloud data.”
New Pointfuse features that have recently been released include Pointfuse ‘simple BIM’. sBIM leverages the core functionality of Pointfuse - the segmented mesh model; automatically converting classified mesh models into ‘family’ groups, such as walls, floors, doors, windows, etc. for use with popular downstream BIM and FM software. Pointfuse sBIM data can then be exported as IFC (Industry Foundation Class) parametrized objects and 2D floors plans and space management reports easily derived. Pointfuse sBIM also automatically calculates quantities, areas and dimensions in an easy to read PDF report.
Pointfuse is a powerful modeling engine that delivers an automatic, precise and flexible way of converting the vast point cloud datasets generated by laser scanners or photogrammetry into segmented mesh models. Pointfuse uses advanced statistical techniques to create 3D models where individual surfaces can be selected and classified as new layers in the Pointfuse environment and exported to IFC and FBX for manipulation in any industry-standard CAD system.
Pointfuse also significantly reduces the file size of 3D models created from point clouds. In simple terms, the data density within each surface is reduced whilst still maintaining the fidelity of the model. This results in a significant reduction in model size making ongoing use of the model easier, faster and more efficient. http://pointfuse.com
U.S. CAD is a leading provider of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technology and consulting services.
Founded in 1999, U.S. CAD is an Autodesk and Bluebeam Platinum Partner delivering BIM and AEC software, training, support, production and scanning services, and virtual and augmented reality solutions designed for organizations of all sizes for better project outcomes from conception through construction.
The US CAD mission is to help clients win more, produce more, and achieve more.