Turn a point cloud into an interactive presentation in a few clicks

A "Point cloud" made by laser scanning, Autodesk Navisworks, edddison - how you can combine these tools.

A point cloud is a set of data points in a three-dimensional coordinate system. These points tend to represent the external surface of an object.

edddison helps the user to navigate in this point cloud in an easy and comforting way. You are controlling your position in a floorplan, so no fear to get lost.

Download edddison Navisworks point cloud demo

Thanks ZF-USA for providing the data.

Let me explain how i did:



1: Import the point cloud to Navisworks

Extensions such as .pts, .3dd , .asc .txt, .zfc .zfs, .fls .fws, .rcs .rcp are supported.

2: Connect to edddison, which will appear in the toolbar once installed

For detailed Information on how to setup edddison please visit the Tutorials section

3: Create a bounding box for the area in which you want to walk around

4: Once this bounding box is linked and you created our “Point of View”, you are ready to interact with the Point Cloud data

5: Interact by using the edddison editor,  a tablet or tangible object. For more information about the possibilities watch a video

Autodesk Navisworks is a great software that permits to work in an efficient way with large files. Navisworks Features enable coordination, construction simulation, and project analysis for integrated project review. With a Point Cloud the user has got the complete control of every single part of the project. And with edddison to extend the accessibility and intuitive interaction nothing can go wrong anymore.

To sum up:

Navisworks permits to navigate around the 3d model; however edddison tool makes the navigation quicker, smoother, and in every moment you know where you are.

Written by José Alberto Simón Montesinos

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edddison is an authoring tool for non-programmers to create interactive 3D applications. edddison offers a user interface for non-professionals, simplifies the navigation and handling of 3D models.

Unity3D 5.x or higher
Unreal Engine 4.15 or higher
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Manage 2015 or higher
Trimble SketchUp Pro and Make 2014 or higher (Desktop Versions)
Tecnomatix Plant Simulation 15.0 or higher

edddison works in a split screen mode, where the interface is separated from the 3D display, making navigation much easier. The usage of a floor plan helps users to avoid getting lost in virtual space.

No. You can present your project using a tablet, touchscreen or use your webcam and printed barcodes.

PC with Windows 10 or 11 + supported 3D software

End user: People who have no idea about to prepare a real-time 3D application. This user group are mainly managers, client, architects, designers, marketers, sales reps and they need tools to capture the attention of colleagues, managers, stakeholders and clients and get them involved in making decisions on the spot.
Professional user: This group has technical background, like developers, engineers, visualization and media designers, 3D artists etc. Persons that usually create 3D files and realtime applications.

Find out more in the edddison Documentation