Ever wish you could visualize real-world data without leaving the comfort of your own ofﬁce?
Sending crews into the ﬁeld to measure and collect information is time consuming and costly. But when you have street-level imagery and colorized LiDAR (light detection and ranging) data at hand, you have the freedom to quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively create photorealistic 3D models.
Brockwell has developed an integration that brings CycloMedia’s Street Smart to multiple new platforms for use in planning, design, emergency and disaster management, regulatory compliance, and asset management. Our plugin allows users to import and work with CycloMedia 360° spherical street-level imagery within Autodesk’s AutoCAD suite and Bentley’s MicroStation.
CycloMedia specializes in the systematic and seamless visualization of large-scale environments based on 360° panoramic photographs. This plugin brings high definition georeferenced imagery into MicroStation and the AutoCAD suite of tools by leveraging CycloMedia web services.
The individual georeferenced 360° images provided by CycloMedia are known as GeoCycloramas. The coordinate information of these GeoCycloramas is readily available through another service called the Atlas Web Feature Service. The ability to visualize the availability of the data itself is a powerful contextual feature for user navigation and analysis.
Arguably the most ground-breaking feature of this plugin is the ability to bring that measurement data into AutoCAD and MicroStation as platform-standard entities. Our plugin currently allows a user to generate a point, text, block reference, polyline, arc, polyface mesh, or hatch from a corresponding measurement.
Brockwell’s Street Smart Plugin empowers users to visualize and automate the import of the LiDAR point cloud data they have stored locally, and to effortlessly move from navigating a web-enabled panoramic viewer to analyzing a three-dimensional point cloud of the immediate area using their existing platform.
With the power of Street Smart by CycloMedia and the convenient integration with MicroStation and the AutoCAD suite, you can harness the imagery and enable visualization for all AutoCAD users in your organization. Save your organization time and money – implement Brockwell’s Street Smart Plugin now.