In the past, it required physical measurements of equipment or piping systems, and then model from the scratch to obtain 3D CAD data of existing structures in plants or on vessels.
InfiPoints dramatically streamlines this process by its capability to generate CAD data automatically from point clouds which has seen an intensive enhancements at Ver.2.1— modeling planes as well as pipes. This realizes quick modeling of structures including walls, floors and ceilings, equipment and piping systems for their needs, which saves the time and work for the preparation for the actual operation, eliminates the re-work and shortens the lead time.
Furthermore, InfiPoints provides capabilities to utilize CAD data generated in InfiPoints;
Conduct simulations on carry-out routes of existing equipment and pipes
Create working drawings for actual operation processes from 3D CAD data
Fig 1: Generating CAD Models (Planes and Pipes) from Point Clouds
2. Comparing Point Clouds against CAD Models
Capability for 3D simulation has been enriched. Function to compare point clouds against CAD data has been added at Ver.2.1. This is ideal to compare the planned construction against the actual environment after construction, allowing the ability to track changes over time.
Fig 2: Displaying Detected Differences between Points Clouds and CAD Model
3. Hyperlinks Embedded into Point Cloud Data
Function to embed attachments and hyperlinks to external files, URL etc. into point cloud data has been added. This allows to utilize point cloud data as a platform and unitarily manage all the relevant information for the project.