From Point Cloud to Documentation

Hosts: Fahad Zafar, Software Engineer, Vectorworks, Inc.
Luis Ruiz, Senior Product Specialist, Vectorworks, Inc.


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As laser and 3D scanning become more accessible, contractors are able to offer increasingly accurate documentation services to owners, making point cloud information available to architects for an array of projects. Listen in as industry experts explain why point cloud information is relevant in the architecture industry and help you understand the workflows for using point cloud information to create a BIM model for an architectural project. The featured example project shows documentation of existing conditions at the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how point cloud information is becoming prevalent and commonly utilized in the architecture industry 
  • Discuss the differences between various point cloud formats
  • Understand how to clean and filter data for BIM optimization
  • Explain the process of using point cloud information for an architectural project


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