SOURCE: Quantapoint


November 10, 2009 08:00 ET

Quantapoint PRISM 3D / QuantaCAD 10.0 3D Laser Scan Data Software Released

Put Reality on the Desktop and in CAD to Cut Remodeling and Design Time and Eliminate Rework From Clashes and Interferences

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Quantapoint ( -- provider of laser scanning technology and services that helps companies achieve Zero-Defect Projects™ -- announced the release of PRISM 3D / QuantaCAD 10.0. PRISM 3D enables a Digitized Facility™ of 3D laser scan data to be accessed directly as photo-realistic Laser Images™ of individual 3D laser scans and high-definition Laser Models™ (not fuzzy "point clouds") of integrated laser data. QuantaCAD enables the same Digitized Facility™ to be accessed directly within design and review software such as Autodesk AutoCAD, AVEVA PDMS, AVEVA Review, Bentley AutoPlant, Bentley Microstation V8 XM, Intergraph PDS, Intergraph SmartPlant Review, Intergraph SmartPlant 3D / SmartMarine 3D and more.

The theme for the PRISM 3D / QuantaCAD 10.0 release is "improving design effectiveness and collaboration." Some of the major capabilities include:

--  Multi-user Database:  Share measurements across the team via a multi-
    user database to ensure consistent information and easier interactions.
--  Measurement Manager:  Store and display multiple measurements on
    screen and measure between them to intuitively emphasize desired
--  Laser Image Highlighting:  Demolitions or clashes may be highlighted
    in Laser Images to provide a photo-realistic view of areas requiring
--  One-Click Pipe Estimator:  Estimate pipe information with a single-
    click in Laser Images or Laser Models for faster designs.
--  Extruded Pipe Estimator:  Estimate pipe information by selecting the
    extents to be used in Laser Images or Laser Models for more precise
--  State Manager:  Store and recall laser data (Laser Models, Laser
    Images and views) to focus on areas or interest and more quickly resume
--  Embedded Laser Images:  Use Laser Images directly for reviews to
    provide a photo-realistic view of the 3D design that is more easily
    understood across the team.
--  Export "Optimized Point Cloud":  Export Laser Model areas as
    "Optimized Point Clouds" (more dense and clear than fuzzy "point clouds")
    in formats compatible with NavisWorks.
--  SmartPlant 3D / SmartMarine 3D Integration:  Access Laser Models and
    Laser Images in SmartPlant and SmartMarine 3D, providing clear information
    for design.
--  And more...

If you are interested in finding out more about PRISM 3D / QuantaCAD 10.0 or would like a demonstration, visit or e-mail

By using PRISM 3D / QuantaCAD to put reality on the desktop and in design software, clients have typically been able to reduce remodeling time by 85% (by using Laser Models instead of CAD remodeling or as a basis to remodel), decrease design time by 60% (by accessing more complete and clear Laser Models and Laser Images for design) and cut rework from design clashes by 85% (by correcting clashes between the Laser Models and the new CAD design).

About Laser Models and Laser Images

Quantapoint Laser Images are photo-realistic, panoramic images of laser scans from individual laser scanner locations ("scanner-centric"). Because Laser Images are 360-degree images, they may be panned and zoomed like virtual reality programs to view the surrounding area. Laser Images are ideal for "virtual" site visits due to their high resolution.

Laser Models™ -- winner of both an R&D 100 award and a FIATECH CETI award as a significant advancement -- are a unique Quantapoint technology that integrates all laser scan data to provide detailed, high-definition 3D solid "models" of a facility. Laser Models are visually clear and include fine details, unlike older "point cloud" technology whose sparse measurements make it difficult to visualize or understand the facility and more likely to miss critical design details. Laser Models provide more complete information for more complete designs.

About Quantapoint

Quantapoint provides laser scanning technology and services that help our clients achieve Zero-Defect Projects™. We "digitize" facilities using patented laser scanning technology and then use our award-winning Laser Model™ technology to create a high-resolution Digitized Facility™ that can be accessed directly or within various CAD packages. Quantapoint also provides analysis, quality control, documentation and decision support services to eliminate the most common sources of preventable project defects from across the project lifecycle. It is Quantapoint's unique combination of innovative laser scanning technology and professional services that help our clients achieve Zero-Defect Projects™, beating project budgets and schedules by 15% or more and saving millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours. For more information on our technology and services, please visit, e-mail or call +1-412-653-0100.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, please contact:

    James McGill
    VP of Marketing
    Quantapoint, Inc.
    Telephone: 412-653-0100, x-200