LIDAR for Sketchup

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#1

Can anyone recommend and app, plugin or hardware or I’m looking for LIDAR to use in As-Builts or to measure the square footage of buildings on the interior or exterior?

Everything seems very expensive that I’ve seen so far.

Thanks, Billy


#2

Leica DISTO at Amazon

Some handhelds are under 200 US.


#3

Thanks Dan but I’m looking for the kind that can give me a point cloud to detect square footage of the side of a building or all the dimensions of a room? Those all seem to be only point to point?
This seems to be cutting edge but still expensive. Here’s what I’ve found
http://www.lidarmag.com/content/view/11722/2/
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/faro-first-to-bring-simple-as-built-3d-cloud-based-data-management-to-bim-architecture-and-construction-information-management-applications-300230292.html

http://websharecloud.faro.com/#x-content-band-18


#4

Please see https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/trimble-scan-explorer-extension.


#5

OK so is this to be used on a jpg after importing into Sketchup? or is there some hardware I am unaware of that one needs to get? I do know there are some basic apps for my android phone that can measure off a picture but that can be done to any picture once you can guesstimate the size of something in the picture say a 6’8" door way or someones height standing in the frame.Then you can trace around things in the picture and work that way.
Also; I have sketchup 2014 Is this something that’s only available for SU 2016? or even 2015?
thanks for your time and whatever response.
Billy G


#6

Scan explorer works with point cloud. If you want to use jpg images to create the model please see SketchUp Match Photo feature.


#7

You can use Undet for Sketchup https://youtu.be/BcmBrXfDkcs