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Undet Browser with Undet for Revit

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Undet Browser functionality between Undet for Revit plug-in:

What is Undet Browser?

Undet Browser is a free stand-alone point cloud viewer explicitly created to help you view, analyze and navigate your digital data as a panoramic view. This will help you better and more quickly understand your scan data and share it with colleagues and customers.

Undet Browser solves the main problem where it is not always easy to view and understand the point cloud in a CAD model and where you often have to look at another screen loaded with a particular point cloud viewer. Most point cloud viewers work as separate software. Undet point cloud viewer works quite differently and offers unique features when point cloud viewer and Undet plugins are synchronized.

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Creating an Undet Browser Project

To create an Undet point cloud project compatible with Undet Browser, check the “Create Undet Browser Project” option in Undet Indexer settings. This option enables the creation of an Undet Browser project associated with your point cloud data, enhancing your ability to view, analyze, and navigate your data in panoramic views.

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Technical requirements for your point clouds to use Undet Browser:

  • Point cloud data must be structured with scan station center information.
  • Supported file formats: *.E57, *.IPCP, *.FLS, *.ZFS, *.RCP, *.PTX
  • Unstructured and not supported point cloud file formats: LAS, *.LAZ, *.PTS, *.PLY, *.DP, *.ASCII, *.TXT, *.XYZ.

Use Undet Browser as a standalone viewer

Here is a video that covers essential Undet Browser features as a free point cloud viewer:

Undet Browser User Interface

Moves between action history (Back / Forward).
[Log out] – Log out to select a new project.
[Refresh] – Refresh browser view.
[Draw Points]—Enables/disables the function to place points in the CAD model by clicking in Panoramic Scan View. Available only with Undet plugins.
[Add Annotations] – Enables/disables function to add an annotation in Panoramic Scan View (only Webshare Cloud users). Available only with Undet plugins.
[Add Herfs] – Enables/disables function to add a hyperlink to the Panoramic Scan View screenshot when selecting a 3D point in the CAD model. Available only with Undet plugins.
[Translate View Section] – Enables/disables function to update Undet Clipping Box location by clicking in panoramic scan view. Available only with Undet plugins.
[Change Elevation] – Enables/disables function to assign Z value to draw new CAD object (line, polyline). Available only with Undet plugins.
[Script] – Enables/disables to use written scripts. Available only with Undet plugins.
[Settings]- Script settings dialogue to set the script you want to use. Available only with Undet plugins.
[Scripting list] – Compilation of scripts for annotations.
[Z Offset] –  Allows you to adjust the annotations you’ve input by a specific Z value.
[Always on top] – Enables/disables “Always on top” windows mode.
[About] – Undet Browser version/update information.
[Help] – Link to Undet Browser user knowledge base.

NOTE: Several functions can be enabled at the same time.

 

Mini Map

Left Click on mini map – opens mini map full-screen for easier navigation between scan positions
Right Click on mini map – Opens additional menu where you can change Control mode, Undet Browser View, Refresh Groups or Crop Map for easier navigation

 

Navigation in Undet Browser

Navigation in the Undet Browser is possible by scanning positions and their groups, which usually represent different levels.

Groups (levels) – same as grouped in Scan Data manager
Scan positions

Colouring modes

The colouring slider INT/RGB improves data visibility with a default scheme of INT:50 / RGB:50. You can easily customize these settings to match your preferences and workflow needs, ensuring a personalized and clear visual experience. You can also change the background colour by clicking on this icon.

INT:10 / RGB:90 INT:90 / RGB:10

 

Measuring tools

In Undet Browser you will find measuring tools such as: get coordinates, get distance Z, get distance XY, get distance XYZ.

Get Coordinates

Get Distance Z

Get Distance XY

Get Distance XYZ

 

Post-processing tools

In the Undet Browser, users can modify their view by adjusting exposure, lights, shadows, and strength parameters. This feature empowers Undet Browser users to tune their visualization settings for an optimized and personalized viewing experience.

NOTE: Double-click on the parameter slider will change it back to the default value.

Undet Browser features for Revit

Specialized Undet Browser features to use with Undet for Revit

First, to use all Undet Browser features, we must activate Scan Positions markers (BB) in the Scan Data Manager.

 

1. Open Undet Browser using Scan Positions markers (BB) and Call Browser feature

Call Browser Feature: The Call Browser feature in Undet is a powerful tool that allows you to work with point clouds in a more efficient and streamlined manner. This feature enables you to open the Undet Browser view simply by clicking on ‘Call Browser’ in Undet menu and selecting scan position marker you want to open.

2. Sync Browser (View Sync) feature

The [VS] tool locates the scan station view in the Undet Browser by picking the point in the raster image. 

To locate the panoramic scan station view in the Undet Browser, click the VS (view sync) icon and pick a point in the raster image.


After clicking a point on a raster image, a window will appear in the Undet Browser with picked location views from the panoramic scan. Select the position that matches most closely with your preference by clicking “Accept” in the Undet browser windows for further viewing.

3. Draw points feature

This feature allows you to place a 3D point in the Revit model by picking a point in Undet Browser.  Undet Browser feature [Draw Points] can be performed by activating
Place the point block (annotation symbol*) in the Revit model by clicking in Panoramic Scan View. This function lets you easily mark objects or places clearly in visible scan station panoramic views.

Activate the [Draw Points] function and pick the point in the Undet Browser panoramic view.

The annotation symbol is inserted automatically into the Revit model as a picked point location through Undet Browser. 

* – Annotation symbol should be chosen in the Revit model template.

 

4. Translate the View Section to Update Point Cloud Slice Position

Undet Browser feature [Translate view section] can be performed by activating . From the clicked point in the panoramic scan view, auto-updates the Undet cut plane (view) elevation reference value of the selected raster image or creates a new cut plane (view) elevation reference value.

To update the cut plane(view) elevation reference value, you need to select the raster image in the Revit model and activate the [Translate view section] feature at Undet Browser after that, you need to pick a point in the panoramic view.

Example before:


For example, after the picked point in the Undet Browser panoramic view, the Cut plane(view) elevation reference value and raster image have been updated. 

 

5. View Sync with the Undet plugin

Synchronize the Undet Browser and Undet plugin to see the view simultaneously from the same camera position.

  1. In the Undet menu, look for an option called “Call Browser” or locate the Undet browser in the Slice Manager.
  2. Press the “View Sync” option. This action should synchronize the views in both the Undet Browser and Revit.

After performing these steps, you should be able to navigate in both views simultaneously, allowing you to see the same camera position in both the Undet Browser and Revit.

 

5. Model Inspection QC Report

  1. Open the Model Inspection Tool: This tool checks each scan position where there is a panoramic image and checks all the elements which are inside and outside tolerance using a filter.

  2. Set Tolerance: You need to specify what should be the tolerance. For example, if you want to check everything which is within 30 mm and outside 30 mm, all the parts which will be within 30 mm will be colored green and everything which is outside 30 mm will be colored red.

  3. Set Buffer Zone: This is basically how far it wants to check the point cloud from the element. For example, if there is a wall, it’ll check 150 mm in one direction and 150 mm in the other direction. You can always limit it. The smaller this number, the faster it will create the report.

  4. Set Minimum Face Area: It’ll check all the face area which are at least this big. Anything which is bigger than this square area will be checked and anything which is smaller than this won’t be checked. You can always increase or decrease this number depending on your requirements.

  5. Set Sampling Step: Here you can select the quality of the panoramic image which it will create in the report. 1 means it’ll be the best quality, 10 means it’ll be the least best quality.

  6. Generate Report: After setting these parameters, you can click on ‘OK’ to generate the report. It’ll take some time to create this report, so you need to wait patiently.

  7. Review Report: After the process is complete, you can open your browser to examine the report. Green walls indicate they are within tolerance, green floors signify they are within tolerance, gray indicates something is missing, and red signifies it is outside tolerance.

  8. Use Viewsync for Better Understanding: You can combine this report with viewsync to see things clearly and with a better understanding. Tturn on The View sync, and look around and at the same time mark which elements are wrong and which are not.

Remember, creating this report takes some time depending on the amount of data to be processed. But it’s a convenient way of checking all these elements without spending a lot of time making sections or analysis surface analysis

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