Construction professionals and contractors use 3D models for various pre-and during-construction tasks, such as layout planning and machine control. Multiple methods can generate models, but point cloud modelling is notable for its accuracy and speed.

A point cloud is a set of data points arranged in three dimensions. The surveyor uses a 3D laser scanning technique to create the point cloud. It measures several surface points within range. Once the entire site has been scanned and we have data corresponding to all surfaces in the area, the issues can be stitched together to form the original representation.

The question for many professionals is what to do after the point cloud has been generated. Although point clouds can be examined directly, this data type could be more practical for many design applications. The obtained data must be transformed into a CAD-ready model before it can be used. Takeoff professionals (TOPS) perform point cloud services and mesh transformations to process required data quickly.


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Once the point cloud data of the construction site is collected, it must be digitally compiled and meshed, filling the spaces between the points to produce a solid, realistic surface. Only then can the model be exported to CAD. This process is often called resurfacing.

TOPS provides point cloud to CAD service and mesh conversion to assist citizen customers with point cloud modelling. Take raw point cloud data and convert it into an accurate 3D model in the format of your choice. Our point cloud service helps you model pre-work terrain, progress assessments, and as-builts. We also offer personalized point cloud processing services. Let us know what you're looking for in your point cloud model, and we'll take care of the details.