PTS Import

An AutoCAD app that lets users import a PTS file from laser scan into AutoCAD as Points with the appropriate color if supplied in the data. The resulting DWG may be imported into Revit’s Family Editor for 3D tracing.

Available for $99 in Autodesk’s App Store.

Sample data and files

Points: http://truevis.com/Files/PTSImport/Pump_points_exported_from_ReCap.pts
AutoCAD with points imported: http://truevis.com/Files/PTSImport/Pump_with_imported_points_from_PTS_Import.dwg
Revit with DWG imported: http://truevis.com/Files/PTSImport/Pump_with_imported_points_from_DWG.rfa

Known Issues

A practical number of points to work with is under 100000 points. More points can be imported, but may slow down AutoCAD’s display.