Shepperton Studios, London, — Arithmetica, the company behind Pointfuse point cloud conversion software, announced it will be releasing Pointfuse V3 on the Sept. 18, 2017. Offering a new approach to the processing of point cloud data, Pointfuse V3 produces 3D models that are 1:4 the size of the original point cloud, and streamlines the workflow of the engineering and design professional user. The automatic data conversion process in Pointfuse V3 reduces the cost of projects undertaken by anyone using a 3D reality capture system to supply data for use in third-party architecture or engineering design solutions.
Pointfuse V3 builds on the advances already seen in Pointfuse V2, which was launched in 2016. Offering ‘selectable surfaces’, Pointfuse V3 provides a unique approach, classifying objects within a 3D scene. Surfaces within the 3D models produced by Pointfuse V3 can now be identified, grouped and classified. These characteristics bring workflow efficiencies to the project that are not possible when working with point clouds or traditional mesh models.
The technical advances promised in Pointfuse V3 are also supported with some changes to the user interface and data processing algorithms, making the software faster – with point clouds converted to high fidelity models in a matter of minutes, and simpler – with one parameter, one button processing. Using Pointfuse V3 reduces a firm’s billable project hours and increases the return on investment in 3D laser scanning of photogrammetric capture solutions.
“We have been working on Pointfuse V3 for some time, and the feedback from user testing is that the new functionality and features on offer are eagerly awaited, with some projects even being put on hold until it becomes available in the next few weeks,” commented Mark Senior, Business Development Manager at Arithmetica. “We have been actively promoting Pointfuse V3, and look forward a successful release that will be supported by some very special offers and new purchasing options.”
Pointfuse is a powerful modeling engine that delivers a fast, precise and flexible way of converting the vast point cloud datasets generated by laser scanners or photogrammetry into high fidelity vector models. Designed for anyone capturing or using point cloud data, Pointfuse uses advanced statistical techniques to create vector models which can then be manipulated using any industry-standard CAD system.