Reality capture modeling has come a long way. The construction industry is welcoming the innovation that delivers high value to architects and design engineers.

Case in point? IMAGINiT Technologies, www.imaginit.com, Irving, Texas, has released Scan to BIM 2016.1. Two new features will redefine the way designers and architects interact with point clouds in Autodesk, www.autodesk.com, San Rafael, Calif., Revit software and provide new functionality, eliminating time consuming modeling tasks.

With the new Create Mesh functionality, IMAGINiT has moved in a direction that wasn’t previously possible with Revit by offering a way to quickly model arbitrary geometry, according to Matt Mason, director, software development, IMAGINiT Technologies. Now designers can build more complete and complex models without prohibitive constraints.

IMAGINiT Scan to BIM customer, Eric Boehlke, Revit consultant at LandTech Inc., notes Scan to BIM software is essential when working with clients on projects that include tracing existing building conditions from point clouds in Revit. Scan to BIM’s features can be used constantly during the modeling process.

New functionality in Scan to BIM 2016.1 includes Create Mesh, which provides the capability to model complex items, such as gargoyles or church steeples, which were previously difficult and time consuming to create.

With demand for applications for remodeling, renovation, and historic preservation projects, this new tool reduces the process of modeling intricate building elements and offers the design team control over the degree of accuracy by clicking and moving a simple slider bar.

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