ODA Offers Conversion of Point Cloud Data to Revit and IFC
The Scan to BIM SDK will convert point cloud data from 3D laser scanners into parametric Autodesk Revit models.
January 18, 2022
Open Design Alliance (ODA), provider of complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM, announces the official start of development for its new Scan to BIM SDK (Software Development Kit).
The Scan to BIM SDK will convert point cloud data from 3D laser scanners into parametric Autodesk Revit models. Applications of Scan to BIM include as-built documentation, project additions and renovations, and facility management.
“Scan to BIM is widely used in construction today,” says Neil Peterson, ODA president. “But companies are often using an ad hoc collection of tools, and sometimes significant manual efforts, to convert scanned point cloud data to Revit.
“ODA is taking a more strategic approach,” Peterson adds. “Our Scan to BIM project is a collaborative effort supported by nearly a dozen major industry vendors to develop a standard, automated solution for this complex problem. It’s competing companies, working together through Open Design Alliance, to develop a best-in-class solution at an economical cost, that will later be licensed to the broader industry.
Peterson notes that any company or organization that would like to get in on the “ground floor” of this project can visit the ODA website and contact the company for more details.
Availability and Pricing
The Scan to BIM SDK is being developed by a Strategic Interoperability Group (SIG) within ODA. The cost to join the SIG is $20,000 per year (must be Sustaining level ODA member or higher to join). More information can be found here.
About Open Design Alliance
ODA develops complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM. Our SDKs provide data access, creation, visualization, web collaboration and publishing for a wide range of engineering file formats. ODA is supported by more than 1200 member companies, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline.
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