What is Trimble RealWorks 21 and How Can It Benefit Your 3D Scanning Projects?
Trimble RealWorks 21 is the latest version of Trimble’s powerful point cloud software for 3D laser scanning professionals. It provides a complete solution to efficiently register, analyze, model and create deliverables using data from virtually any source. Whether you are working on surveying, engineering, construction, or forensic projects, Trimble RealWorks 21 can help you streamline your workflow and deliver high-quality results.
In this article, we will highlight some of the key features and benefits of Trimble RealWorks 21 and how it can enhance your 3D scanning projects.
Automated Tools for Registration and Cleanup
One of the most time-consuming and challenging aspects of 3D scanning is registering and cleaning up point clouds. Trimble RealWorks 21 offers automated tools for both target-based and target-less registration, as well as object classification and point cloud filtering. You can easily align multiple scans from different sources, such as terrestrial laser scanners, mobile mapping systems, or drones, and remove unwanted objects, such as people, cars, or vegetation. You can also use the cloud-based registration feature to pick registration points and customize reference and moving cloud color options.
Surface Creation and Analysis
Another important aspect of 3D scanning is creating and analyzing surfaces from point clouds. Trimble RealWorks 21 includes surface creation and editing tools, such as meshing, smoothing, hole filling, and cropping. You can also perform volume calculations, orthophoto generation, contour extraction, and cross-section analysis. Additionally, you can use the surface to surface comparison tool to measure deviations between two surfaces, such as as-built versus design or before versus after.
Modeling and Deliverables
The final aspect of 3D scanning is modeling and creating deliverables for your clients or stakeholders. Trimble RealWorks 21 offers a variety of modeling tools for different applications, such as piping, tanks, buildings, roads, bridges, or tunnels. You can create pipe objects of flanges, valves, eccentric reducers, and sections of bent pipe. You can also modify geometry and mesh locations with a new toolbar to specify accurate displacements. Moreover, you can directly send pipe objects modeled in Trimble RealWorks to Autodesk Revit for further design work.
Trimble RealWorks 21 also allows you to create high-quality deliverables using data from virtually any source. You can export point clouds, surfaces, models, drawings, reports, or videos in various formats. You can also publish projects for easy sharing with your clients or collaborators using the Trimble Clarity web viewer.
Trimble RealWorks 21 is a powerful point cloud software for 3D laser scanning professionals. It provides a complete solution to efficiently register, analyze, model and create deliverables using data from virtually any source. With Trimble RealWorks 21, you can streamline your workflow and deliver high-quality results for your 3D scanning projects.
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