Trimble Scan Explorer Extension for SketchUp
Trimble recently released a Scan Explorer Extension for SketchUp. The Trimble Scan Explorer Extension is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for architects, engineers and geospatial professionals to create models from 3D scanning data in SketchUp Pro.
The Trimble Scan Explorer Extension dramatically reduces the time required to generate a SketchUp Pro 3D model from scan data. Streamlined tools and one-touch features allow users to quickly extract construction points and lines that are used as a guide to simplify and expedite the modelling process. Automated plane extraction tools further increase modelling efficiency, particularly when modelling building interiors and facades.
For improved visual references when working with point clouds, the extension includes a simple-to-use edge extraction tool, allowing users to easily decipher important cues from the scan data directly into their model building space. Structural edges are brought into SketchUp as guidelines, and one button push displays the shell of the structure.