Best tips for Working with Point Clouds in Revit

3D Laser scanning and Point clouds are becoming much more common place in the design process. This is especially true when working with existing structures, where as-built accuracy is extremely important. Point Clouds can be used as an accurate guide for us to create a Revit model around, and provide real-world context for visualization purposes.

Revit makes it easy to import and work with Point Cloud data. In this blog post, I’ll outline some of the steps and tips to get you going.

Importing Point Clouds into Revit

Point Clouds

Importing Point Clouds into Revit is much like linking a Revit/CAD/IFC file. On the Insert tab under Link, click on the Point Cloud button.

Next, specify the file or files you want to insert. You can choose from:

.rcp Point Cloud Projects file – (a combination of multiple Point Clouds)

.rcs Point Clouds file – (indexed raw format files), or

any of the Raw format Files. If you employ a 3rd Party company to undertake the Laser Scanning for you, they should be able…

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