Rhinoceros 3D is a standalone modeling tool developed by Robert McNeel & Associates and commonly used for industrial, marine, jewelry, graphic, and automotive design as well as architecture, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, and multimedia. Pointools 4 Rhino enables users to benefit from Rhino’s design toolset within a point cloud context and is said to be ideal for visualizing, modeling, and drawing.
Working with 100’s of millions of laser points Rhino users can now use different point shading settings in each view port to optimize each view. Rapid view port sections allow you to make any orthographic view into a section view, choose its thickness, and dynamically update its position by grabbing the section in another view port. The Pointools plug also enables the construction plane to be linked to the section view so you are always drawing in the right place. Also included are region tools for selection and manipulation of the data providing a fast way to view only the data required.
Pointools is an independent technology company focused on developing state of the art software solutions to maximize the potential of point cloud data – the millions of 3D measurements usually collected by laser scanning devices. With applications in a wide range of markets including design, manufacturing, construction, engineering, and surveying, the Pointools software portfolio includes the market leading manufacturer independent point cloud visualization and presentation solution.
The Pointools product suite includes Pointools Edit, Pointools View Pro, Pointools 4 Rhino, Pointools Model and Pointools Vortex API – recently selected by Bentley as the engine for their portfolio of solutions including Bentley MicroStation.