3D PDF from Pointfuse to Bluebeam Revu

Getting more from your as-built data has come a long way. Ken Phelps of U.S. CAD shows us some remarkable abilities of Bluebeam Software with a 3d PDF model generated from point cloud data that Pointfuse gives us.  Getting an intelligent 3D Mesh Model PDF from Pointfuse to Bluebeam Revu is surprisingly easy and has a huge impact on time and effort to get a 3D As-Built Model into Revu.

For a while, we couldn’t find a quick and easy way to incorporate 3d point clouds into workflows driven by Revu

The objects in this model have already been classified for what they represent. Doors, walls, windows, and slabs have already been identified. It’s possible to isolate only those features you are most interested in and export these separately from the rest of the model.

Markup of 3D pdf

The workflow on the 3d Mesh was simple:  

  1. Scan data to ifc file (Pointfuse also exports to dae, dxf, fbx, nwc, obj, skp, stl, x3d)
  2. Open the ifc file in Revu
  3. You can now Pan, Zoom, turn BIM Objects on/off, isolate Model components or create an exploded view of the model, cut cross-sections and more.

Now start marking up and commenting. Need the rest of your project team to access the point cloud model? Save the data in a Studio Project in Bluebeam Studio and give them access. Bluebeam Studio is the cloud based project collaboration feature of Revu.

Add markups with Bluebeam Revu from the Markup Tools already in the application. Yes, you can markup a 3D model in Revu.  All of your markups will then be catalogued in the markup list. If you’re already familiar with the Revu markups list, you know how powerful it can be.

In house at U.S. CAD, we use the Leica BLK360 by Leica Geosystems to create a 3d scanning project.  Pointfuse can work with these file types (rcp, rcs, cl3, clr, dp, e57, fls, las, laz, vpc, zfs, pts, ptx, xyz)

Questions about Pointfuse, the BLK360, or Bluebeam Revu? Comment below.

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