Undet for AutoCAD

Point cloud extension that accelerates point cloud processing, improves accuracy and minimizes rework

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What can Undet for AutoCAD do for you?

 

Undet enables AutoCAD Point Cloud users to efficiently leverage 3D laser scan point clouds, expanding the toolkit for precise 2D and 3D drawing creation within AutoCAD.

Undet for AutoCAD

Point cloud extension that accelerates point cloud processing, improves accuracy and minimizes rework

Integration with Undet Browser

Just select an unclear 3D data point in the CAD model and Undet Browser will deliver the oriented view from the nearest scan stations.

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Features

  • Wide set of easy-to-use tools for viewing and working with slices (view sections) of 3D point cloud data to easily control the information you see.

  • Auto-Multi line tool for fast 2D linework extraction with a single click to achieve best-fitting accuracy to actual point cloud slice.

  • Automatic feature extraction tools for 3D modelling: extract, fit, extrude, divide, chamfer, fillet 3D solids and planes.

  • Undet Browser scripts to automatically create height annotation blocks by clicking on 360-degree panoramic images: door heights, beam heights, room heights and floor levels at once, floors to windows sill – sill to windows head heights and many more.

  • Automatic tools to find axis, set UCS to point cloud points and align lines to reference UCS.

  • Automatic view & UCS orientation tools: by line, by point cloud clip & by plane/objects. 

  • Terrain meshing tools to automatically extract pure ground surface mesh with additional tools to edit extracted mesh: decimate, close holes, remove spikes, remove edges, join & export meshes, apply texture and create sections.

  • Tools to automate the preparation of sections & elevations digitization, including new DGW file creations with dedicated UCS, datum line and key plan scheme.

  • Automated tools to group scan files into logical groups: external scans and internal level scans.

  • Orthophoto creation tools to quickly convert point clouds into raster images.

  • Automatic view sync feature to orientate view from the nearest scan stations in Undet Browser to unclear view of point cloud slice with a single click.

  • Quick access to point cloud viewer to view and analyze your 3D reality data in a way that feels like being live on site.

  • Point cloud colouring rendering mode by reference plane in fixed intervals to quickly understand changes in geometry to draw or identify missing lines/objects. 

  • Tool to mark lines which do not follow UCS.

  • Surface deformation analysis tools for walls and floor Flatness & Levelness analysis, including automation of generating hundreds of images of vertical deformation reports.

  • Smart snapping mode to snap to point cloud points in different ways (to the nearest, highest, and lowest points) and dismiss snapping error to noise points.

  • Point cloud import from any laser scanner or drone: *.E57, *.FLS, *.RCP/RCS, *.PTX, *.ZFS,*.LAS, *.LAZ, *.PTS, *.PLY, *.DP, *.FPR, *.LSPROJ, *.FWS, *.CL3, *.CLR, *.RSP, ASCII / NEZ (X,Y,Z/i/RGB) and custom ASCII / TXT file format import.

  • Point cloud visualization with multiple colour modes: by source (RGB), by intensity, by plane, by Z (height) and by scan stations.

  • Software is optimized to maintain high computer and software performance even when working with large amounts of point cloud datasets (hundreds or even thousands of scan stations/files).

  • Intuitive point cloud viewer integration to understand & see better what the point cloud represents. 

  • Coordinate system manager to move your point cloud quickly and align scan data to the UCS or move it to optimized coordinates to avoid screen glitching when working with georeferenced point clouds.

  • A dedicated toolbox for point cloud view sections management: activate, deactivate, delete, rename or export as a new Undet project.

  • Toggling tools of scan stations/files/view sections in no time, with an intelligent indicator to quickly identify the densest scan file in the active view section.

  • Tools to unroll point cloud by reference line/arc and export as a new Undet project.

  • Logical class management tools to reclassify the point cloud and manage the visibility of each logical class.

License options
Best for short-term projects
1-month license
209
Excluding VAT

Without Automatic Renewal.

Enjoy a full year of access
Annual license
1200
Excluding VAT

€100 /month, billed annually.

Cost effective
3-Year license
2500
Excluding VAT

€69 /month, billed upfront.

You may also request a proforma invoice for a wire transfer or contact Undet local reseller
Ready to try?

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* Undet works with Windows only. Compatible with AutoCAD 2024, 2023 & 2022

Undet is a simple yet powerful AutoCAD Point Cloud plug-in that directly imports and utilizes any size and complexity point cloud data in AutoCAD. It’s an ideal solution for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals who wants to accelerate the production of accurate 2D, 3D & BIM deliverables based on point clouds.

There are two ways to import point cloud data into AutoCAD: You can use a native AutoCAD point cloud import feature and attach Recap files into (*.RCP / *.RCS). Or you can use an advanced Undet point cloud plugin to import point clouds in AutoCAD. This will allow you to expand the capabilities of point cloud management and increase productivity when dealing with point cloud data directly in AutoCAD.

With the Undet plugin, you can import any point cloud file into AutoCAD from a 3D laser scanner, UAV, 3D sensor or photogrammetry software. Supported point cloud formats: *.E57, *.FLS, *.RCP/RCS, *.PTX, *.ZFS,*.LAS, *.LAZ, *.PTS, *.PLY, *.DP, *.FPR, *.LSPROJ, *.FWS, *.CL3, *.CLR, *.RSP, ASCII / NEZ (X,Y,Z/RGB) and custom ASCII / TXT file format imports.

Point clouds can be used in AutoCAD for a variety of purposes throughout the project life cycle for design, construction, operation, retrofits, and renovation projects:

  • Digitize the existing building or any structure, and make its 3D model or 2D drawings (accurate as-built documentation).
  • Plan and design. Point clouds can be used as base information about existing conditions by providing detailed information for planning and designing new construction or infrastructure projects.
  • Visualize ideas and see how they will fit and affect the existing environment. Point clouds provide a realistic 3D representation of the scanned object or environment.
  • Carry out engineering assessments and measurements. You can analyze and measure volume, area, or distance between point cloud points AutoCAD.

Cutting the point cloud is not only possible, but it is also necessary when working with it. And all additional AutoCAD point cloud plugins aim to expand these features. It is better to avoid point cloud moving, nevertheless, you use specialized tools to transform point cloud coordinates. In other cases, simply moving the point cloud can cause problems: make a lot of analysis, drawing and modeling errors, which will take a long time to correct. Point cloud geometry cannot be edited, you can only slice and use different colouring modes to represent it.

Unfortunately, it is simply not possible to do everything automatically using AutoCAD point cloud tools alone. However, some processes can be fully automated or accelerated using additional AutoCAD point cloud plugins. Using the Undet point cloud software, you will be able to perform the following automatic extractions:

  • Use Auto-Multi line tool for fast 2D linework extraction with a single click to achieve best-fitting accuracy to actual point cloud slice.
  • Use automatic feature extraction tools for 3D modelling: extract, fit, extrude, divide, chamfer, and fillet 3D solids and planes.
  • Use automatic tools to generate a ground surface mesh from a point cloud by filtering out non-ground points with additional tools to edit extracted mesh. Use automatic tools to find axis; set UCS to point cloud points, align lines to reference UCS, and mark lines that do not follow UCS.
  • Use deformation analysis tools for walls, floors, custom surfaces, or multi-vertical plane analyses against point clouds. And other tools to speed up individual tasks for point cloud processing.

There are three main challenges:

  • Maintain high computer and software performance. Working with point clouds can be difficult due to their large size and complexity, and you might need special software such as Undet to handle them efficiently, especially in AutoCAD.
  • To understand the point cloud and find what need in it. As you may know, point cloud represents a copy of the digital world, and when doing laser scanning, you are capturing everything you see: furniture, people, cars, equipment, absolutely everything available at that time. Therefore, sometimes, it takes more work to understand the 3D point cloud, especially for a new user.
  • The last challenge is digitizing point clouds into 2D drawings or 3d models. To do this, you first need to know the process, how it happens, and straightforward specialized tools to make it happen quickly and easily.

You don’t need a high end computer to handle the Undet software. However, there are some technical requirements you should be aware of to ensure optimal performance.

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 & 11 (64-bit only)
  • CPU: 3.0 GHz or faster processor. Multiple CPUs or multicore CPUs recommended for point cloud processing.
  • RAM: 16 GB or more recommended
  • GPU: We recommend using graphical processors like NVidia or AMD with a 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 4.4 or newer, and GPU should be with at least 4 GB of VRAM
  • Hard Drive: SSD must be used for faster performance

Offering top-notch point cloud software solutions requires technical expertise and experience. That’s where the Undet point cloud plug-in for AutoCAD comes in, providing a powerful solution to enhance your point cloud processing and analysis capabilities. Developed by Terra Modus, a leading laser scanning company, Undet understands the challenges users face when trying to turn scanned data into 2D or 3D deliverables.

Specifically designed for users who need advanced point cloud processing and analysis tools, Undet can boost your productivity with its impressive features:

  • Efficiently and accurately work with large and complex point clouds.
  • Model complex interiors and exteriors, extract objects from point clouds, and create detailed 2D drawings and 3D models with ease.
  • Seamlessly integrates with AutoCAD, making the most of its interface and features to streamline your workflow.
  • Supports various point cloud file formats and scanners, offering you the flexibility and compatibility you need.
  • Plus, Undet provides consulting and training services to help you achieve your goals, projects, or overcome any obstacles by leveraging the best practices and solutions available.
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