Kubit PointSense Plant provides tools for pattern recognizing plant assets from point cloud data giving designers the ability to move directly into their familiar AutoCAD based plant design programs (Plant 3D, MEP, CADWorx, AutoPlant, etc.). Exact tie-in points for components can also be determined without any modelling. This is in addition to classic Kubit's PointSense tools for modelling, managing and manipulating data sets in AutoCAD.
- Industrial facility design from scan data
- Auto-recognize industry standard components
- Best-fit all piping components to point cloud data
Walk through a Pipe Run
Automation and pattern recognition is essential for efficient use of point cloud data but too much automation can lead to costly errors. The “Walk the Run” tool guides a user through a run, pattern recognizing and suggesting insertion points for pipes, elbows, tees and inline fittings based on catalogs. This semi-automatic approach keeps the user in control of the modelling process to ensure accuracy the first time through a run.
Intelligent Centerlines, Solids or Intelligent Plant 3D Objects
After routing a pipe run the user is left with options for exporting native AutoCAD solids, a detailed 3D polyline listing correct component locations along the pipe routing line or the option to export intelligent AutoCAD Plant 3D objects.
Structural Beams and Steel Extraction
Structural beams can be extracted directly from cloud data with two clicks. Batch fitting modes allow for multiple beams to be fit in one session. Standard structural catalogs are provided but users can also create custom structural shapes for extraction. Apply constraints for a beam ensures that all beams align correctly within a common structure.
Flexible Piping Catalogs
The Kubit team will provide the majority of standard catalogs needed for piping jobs in multiple industries. Plant 3D catalogs can be directly opened. In case a fitting doesn’t exist, the user can create custom patterns for their library. The software then learns to read this pattern within a run. This is excellent for custom built fittings.
VirtuSurv and PointSense Plant
The planar views via Kubit VirtuSurv provide a clear photo-like image of single scans and allow for a much more intuitive navigation than experienced inside AutoCAD. Users may draw and model directly to CAD in combination with PointSense Plant commands.
Tank Analysis Tools
Cylindrical tanks, boilers or containers can be unwrapped and deformation analysis can be performed. Precise volumes can be calculated with consideration of deadwood.
- Intuitive steps for modelling or deriving connection points for piping systems and steel construction and linking to industry standard piping design software package.
- Catalog driven pattern recognition for industry standard components or user created fittings.
- No need for expensive, complex software outside of AutoCAD.
- Clash detection support between solids and cloud data.
- Support for insulated pipe runs.