Generate quality surfaces from point clouds

June 6th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Just released, Carlson Precision 3D 2019 provides land surveyors, engineers, and construction designers the ability to generate quality surfaces with smooth contours from both large and small lidar point clouds. The software imports all common types of clouds and images. With its Bare Earth filtering ability, Smart Smoothing, and surface manipulation tools, it allows users to eliminate noise as it deconstructs then reconstructs the cloud to produce an efficiently usable surface with smooth contour lines for topo deliverables and hydrology studies. The surface can then be exported as a Carlson .tin file or the contour lines can be converted to polylines and exported as a LandXML or a DXF file. Surfaces created via P3D 2019 can be exported to Trimble .TTN and Topcon .TN3, printed or even exported to a 3D printer as a .stl file with print preview and print support. The software’s point cloud editing abilities include removing trees, vegetation, cars, buildings, and more using its various powerful filters. Cropping, merging, and creating new clouds and surfaces with different focuses of interest is easy and efficient. P3D runs as 64 bit and is multi-threaded so performance will increase with core count and RAM.

Contact Barbara Fernandes, Carlson Software, barbcarlson@carlsonsw.com

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