SketchUp is 3D modeling software for professionals. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, designers can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with colleagues and customers to reach a common goal.
Point Cloud Importers – The newest sketchup extension
D Charlton has
developed point cloud importer. It is an exclusive sketchup extension that is
compatible with Sketchup 2014, Sketchup 2015, Sketchup 2016 and Sketchup 2017.
In this extension, there are wide array of sketchup importers and
these are used to import small point cloud files which are available in .pts,
.xyz, .svy, .txt format.
this plugin, it is possible to import point coordinates as a group of SketchUp
construction points and utilize them to make the modeling process easier.
sketchup extension can include the various functionalities like Text - PTS
Format (.pts), Text - SURVEY Format (.svy), Text - TXT Format (.txt), Text -
XYZ Format (.xyz) to the import menu.
Options comprise of Import Units, Decimation, Set Point Color, PTS File
Structure (xyziRGB | xyzi | xyzRGB), Layer Assignment.
extension allows importing of up to 1,000,000 points per import, and file sizes
should be under 1GB. Import times fluctuate according to the point count.
It is suggested
that imported point clouds include < 100,000 points so that import times
become perfect and model performance is not hampered. By default, point clouds
will be decimated to 25,000 points. Though, it can be modified under import
To raise productivity, the Importers are utilized together with
other point cloud software so that the users will be able to split up bigger,
more complicated datasets into smaller and more manageable pieces.
with smaller, decimated point cloud fragments in SketchUp helps to maintain good
overall model performance is sustained as smaller, decimated point cloud
fragments can be managed in sketchup. The modelers get the ability to focus on
the development of one specific component or element at a time.