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Don’t recreate… ReCap

Test of a 123d Catch generated point cloud into ReCap Studio A lot of information has come to light since the last post, although ReCap Photo is still not available. First, let’s talk about the two different products. ReCap Studio (a free download desktop application), is included with all Autodesk 2014 Suites, and gives us…

Forget Revit 2014, let’s talk about ReCap

As significant as the improvements to the Revit 2014 platform are, we are surprised to see so little talk about what we think is a much bigger announcement: the availability of ReCap Studio and ReCap Photo. This appears to be a by-product of Autodesk’s acquisition of Alice Labs and perhaps a development from 123d Catch. I…

From Photos to Point Clouds and Topo in Revit

This is a follow up to my previous post on using 123D Catch. That post focused on using merely four photographs (taken from a moving car) of Zion National Park to create a 3D model. The focus of this post is what I explored afterwards: ways to use the 3D model created from photogrammetry for something…

REM: Rapid Energy Modeling

Image via Wikipedia Many cities have recently passed legislation to mandate the release of energy consumption information of buildings. Their goal is to have something similar to a food label, miles per gallon equivalent or energy star rating that functions as an incentive for building owners to perform energy upgrades to attract tenants and buyers.…

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