PointCab GmbH, producer of software solutions for pointcloud processing, announced the launch of PointCab 3.3 software. PointCab is intuitive, fast and compatible pointcloud processing software for terrestrial laserscanning data and pointclouds from drones, mobile mapping and airborne platforms. "With the new version we provide the fastest and most stable version ever" said Dr. Richard Steffen, chief executive officer. "A lot of optimizations had been done and three new modules are included." In addition new import and export formats are supported to be compatible with more scanners as well as CAD-systems.
With the new Photomatch tool one can match high resolution images onto layouts. The user can increase the resolution of 3D models with rectified and high resolution images of important details – e.g. paintings in a museum or in a forensic case combine orthoimages of car accidents with high resolution images of wheel traces. The value of a scan project increased whereas the administration effort for additional photos can be reduced. The Profiler tool can generate fully automatically profile lines of an elevation model. One can generate profiles of streets with curbs to analyze the waterflow or use profiles to measure the cut in a building pit, fast and reliable. Using the Pointcloud Export tool one can export the points of a certain area and reduce its size easily and fully automatically. The reduced pointcloud can be used in a CAD system to fit parameterized objects into it.
One of the most important premises during the development of PointCab was to develop an analysis software that analyzes a point cloud faster than a laser scanner can capture it. PointCab obtains amazing results even on older machines and on laptops. "Today, we are proud of an easy user interface that allows a beginner and a professional to analyze point clouds quickly and efficiently – without training costs”, said Frank Torno, support & administration. Again and again, you hear about a time-consuming import of point clouds in various CAD systems. Is it really necessary to make that effort? Moreover, your drawing file keeps usual file sizes. Following this, your CAD software doesn’t need a point cloud interface and you don’t need a software update for your CAD software.
We are always amazed when customers tell us when they heard that they could simply click on the measurement points and connect them manually. How do you choose the two out of the million points? With PointCab, you don’t deal with single measurement points anymore. In Fact, our software analyzes each measurement point and creates a layout, section, poly lines, profile lines, DTM, meshes, volumes, project documentation and more. Our 3D results often have a volume of only a few megabytes – a result exact as the point cloud with a file size reduced to the essential. We simply added standard interface to our PointCab tools. Thus, there are no changes during the work with point clouds. Simply import our DWG file or send our project demo in PDF format to your customer. Today, more than thousand users are working with PointCab to process pointclouds from terrestrial laserscanner as well as mobile platforms all over the world.