Use data obtained from LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanning to create point cloud objects in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
A point cloud is a AutoCAD Civil 3D object created by importing 3D point data.
AutoCAD Civil 3D processes point cloud database files to create a point cloud object.
Apply style settings to create a realistic 3D model of the area represented by the point cloud data. Additionally, control the point cloud density in the drawing view.
Add points to an existing point cloud objects from a specified source file or point cloud database.
Use the existing point cloud object points to add points to existing surfaces or create new TIN surfaces.
Use the Point Cloud Properties dialog box to view and edit the point cloud object properties.
Remove AutoCAD Civil 3D properties from a point cloud object to prepare the object for use in AutoCAD or an AutoCAD-based application, such as AutoCAD Map 3D.