Undet for AUTODESK AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD® software that can only be installed on Windows PC’s with AutoCAD® installed.
Operating System: Windows 10 OS 64 bit. MAC is not supported(incl.Boot Camp). Virtual machines is not supported.
Supported AutoCad versions: AutoCAD® 2019-2021 for Windows® 64-bit
Technical requirements: the Minimal technical requirements are the same as for AutoCAD®, but since Undet is dealing with point clouds, which is often heavy and data rich (millions of points having XYZ coordinates, Intensity and RGB values) some specs are worth upgrading.
RAM: The bigger the point cloud project the more RAM will be needed. Most users working with small scale point clouds will be fine with 8 GB of RAM. When dealing with tens of gigabytes of scan data 16 GB of RAM will be welcomed. Heavy duty point cloud professionals utilizing hundreds of gigabytes in a single project will appreciate 32 GB of RAM or more.
Hard Drive: An SSD is far faster than a HDD. If your project is located on a drive in a server machine, LAN will reduce performance considerably. Thus, copy your project to the local drive for better performance.
CPU: Multiple threads are not supported, therefore, you need to pay attention to single thread performance.
GPU: While your CPU can render graphics, it’ll do so at a much slower rate than a GPU. Thus, we recommend using graphical processors like NVidia or AMD with 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 4.4 or newer. There is no need to go for the fanciest series. For example:
Minimum (slow performance): NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2GB VRAM.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660/Quadro K2000 and newer.
AMD Radeon R9 270/FirePro W5100 and newer.
The latest available drivers.
Recommended(good performance): Discrete Graphics card specifications such as GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB or above with the latest available drivers.
First, you need to create an Undet project with Undet Indexer (Undet project creator), if you don’t have any point cloud data, below you will find several already created Undet demo projects. To open an Undet project with AutoCAD®, please download the AutoCAD® software and Undet plug-in (Undet for AutoCAD®). If you are a FARO SCENE webshare cloud user, we recommend trying the Undet Browser for new interactive features, including navigating using the point cloud Clipping Box.
1. Download Indexer (project creator): Undet Indexer.exe
2. Download AutoCad: AutoCAD for Windows
3. Download Undet plug-in: Undet for AutoCAD
4. Download Undet Browser: Undet Browser.exe
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Note regarding installation: Undet requires the latest Microsoft Framework, which is a heavy update that might take some time to install. But if your PC is up to date it should take just a couple minutes.
Additional useful information:
Video tutorial on how to create an Undet project: Video how to create Undet project
PDF Tutorial on how to create an Undet project: Undet indexer User Manual
Undet for AutoCad help: Undet for AutoCAD knowledge base
2D drafting tutorial video: Tutorial on How to draw a building elevation from point clouds
2D drafting tutorial video: Tutorial on How to draw a floor plan drawing from point clouds
2D drafting tutorial video: Tutorial on How to start drawing from point clouds
Undet demo project (point cloud): Small Chapel DEMO 463 Mb
Undet demo project (point cloud): Wooden Church (Internal & external) DEMO 1.2 GB
Undet demo project (point cloud): UAV City Area DEMO 385 Mb
Undet demo project (point cloud): Simply Building including 1st floor DEMO 1.3 GB
Undet demo project (point cloud): Railway Bridge DEMO 660 Mb