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Pointfuse Point Cloud Software Transforms Design of Construction in London

By [email protected] - 17th May 2017 - 16:44

Swanton Consulting has transformed the design of temporary works – such as façade and basement retention – using a software innovation that creates instant 3D models from laser scanner data. Processing of the millions of individual 3D laser scan measurements, known collectively as point clouds, used to take Swanton up to two weeks. However, since introducing Pointfuse V2 point cloud processing software, Swanton can now produce highly accurate vector models, suitable for immediate use by design engineers, in less than a day. “One of the first projects we tested Pointfuse on was the design of steel structure to support the façade of two Grade II listed structures in London’s prestigious Mayfair,” commented Pearse McMahon, Senior Technician at Swanton Consulting. Data to support the design of the façade steel work was collected by Swanton’s Testing and Monitoring division using a Leica ScanStation laser scanner.