What is Topography
Topography is a software to create Revit toposurfaces using Lidar datasets.
Why use topography?
Topography speeds up the creating of high quality Revit terrain from free airplane laser scans saving you time and money.
Create higher quality model quickly that realistically describe the terrain of your project.
Save money by using free laser scan Lidar datasets instead of buying innacurate and expensive old fashion cartography. Links to Lidar sources supplied in the program.
Process milion of point clouds datasets in a mater of seconds. Take full advantage of multi-core processor to speed up the creation of your terrain.
Imports very large point clouds with millions of points as uncompressed LAS or compressed LAZ formats.
Create topographic models with different density levels in accordance to your data source and requirements.
Advanced algorith to correclty interpret and isolate the terrain data from complex laser scans.
Fully optimized to computers with multi-core processors for quicker results.
Allows acurate geographical placement of topographic points in relation to the coordinate of your Revit internal point.
Possible to export the processed terrain as CSV dataset for external use in other software.
There are a few methods to create toposurfaces in Revit. There has been a long debate on the best approach regarding accuracy and convenience. In this article, we shall compare two processes: using contour lines from a CAD file and using Lidar point clouds.
Lidar technology will continue to impact the AEC industry in the years to come by providing affordable and quick surveys. Architects, engineers, and landscape architects will embrace new tools and techniques for error-free projects with more precise and up-to-date digital elevation models.
Learn & Support
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How to use
Learn how to install, configure licenses and delegate license management for your organization with the license user guide.