Owings Mills, Md. — Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division released Scan to BIM 2016.1, with two new features will redefine the way designers and architects interact with point clouds in Autodesk Revit software and provide new functionality, eliminating time consuming modeling tasks.

“Always looking for innovative ways to deliver high value to architects and design engineers means that we’re continuously pushing the envelope of software development,” says Matt Mason, director, software development, IMAGINiT Technologies. “With the new Create Mesh functionality, we’ve moved in a direction that wasn’t previously possible with Revit by offering a way to quickly model arbitrary geometry. Now, for the first time, designers can build more complete and complex models without prohibitive constraints.”

IMAGINiT Scan to BIM customer, Eric Boehlke, Revit consultant at LandTech Inc. comments, “Scan to BIM software is essential when I am working with clients on projects that include tracing existing building conditions from point clouds in Revit. I use Scan to BIM's features constantly during the modeling process.”

New functionality

Create Mesh provides the ability 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 modelling intricate building elements from a matter of hours to minutes.
  • Offers the design team control over the degree of accuracy by clicking and moving a simple slider bar.

Auto-Find Walls eliminates the need to model walls one-at-a-time. By streamlining one of the most common tasks, a process that could be repeated as many as 1,000 times in a single model, Auto-Find Walls allows architects and designers to:

  • Select specific areas of a model, a building level or section of that level, and automatically differentiate walls from other surfaces in that area.
  • Automate the process of reviewing walls and confirm the wall type (i.e. brick, wallboard, etc.).
  • Convert detected walls into Revit elements with one click.

Visit IMAGINiT’s Scan to BIM web page at www.imaginit.com/software/imaginit-utilities-other-products/scan-to-bim to learn more or purchase a quarterly or annual license of Scan to BIM 2016.1.