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Point Clouds To The Cloud

(Excerpt) Point cloud files are massive; it is common for them to be measured in terabytes. Processing such behemoths can tie up the average workstation for days. A US-based start-up Skur intends to bypass desktop processing of point cloud data for BIM by taking it to the cloud.

Skur is using a proprietary process and the vast parallel processing capabilities of the cloud as a way to streamline the use of scan data for rapid visualisation of large-scale environments. The goal is to make data immediately available for design review and project progress reports. Skur claims its software “can tell you not only that an object is off, but by how much and in what direction.”

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