We see the error "No points found in this area" relatively often. The reason this is occurring is generally because the origin in the point file is either too far from Revits origin, or too far from the points that we need to work with in Scan to BIM.
To resolve the issue it will be necessary to move the origin in the point file to somewhere closer to the points we need to work with.
If moving the origin in the point file does not resolve the issue it is possible that the point cloud is a low resolution file.
You can also use the measure tool to measure the density of the point in a specific area. This will relay information within an cubic area of 6” from the point picked. The recommended average values should be between 250-500.
When working with point clouds and Scan to Bim, you will likely find it helpful to have a low resolution scan which will be quicker to view the point cloud and it’s relation to the model and a high resolution point cloud for using the tools to automate element creation.
With a lower resolution file it will likely be necessary to set up smaller section box areas and use the individual creation tools rather than the Auto-Find tools. If you have two versions of the point file in your model you can use the Manage tool to turn them on/off to make working with the files easier (low res is quick, high res for Model conversion).
What type of video card you have and click the Find button.
If you do not see your video card on the list then it has not been tested with the Autodesk software and you will have to go to the vendors website to check for your video cards driver updates.
If you don't know what graphics card you have on your machine? Find this information by pulling up your computers system specs.
Go to your start menu > and typing MSINFO32 in the search that is located below where it says All Programs.
Hit the enter key to bring up the system information dialog box. In the System Information dialog box expand Components then click on Display.
In the right panel you will see your video card. Look for the Driver version and then at the bottom should be a date for the Driver. This was the last time it was updated. If there is no date then the card has not been updated thus far.
The Scan to BIM software add-in takes the ordeal out of the process of getting 3D laser scanning data into a high-quality as built model in Revit. Scan To BIM provides tools to automatically create geometry such as walls, pipes or ducts, analyze the deviation between what you have modeled and the point cloud, check interferences, as well as a variety of productivity tools.
You can purchase Scan to Bim 2015 at our eStore in either standalone or named user versions. You can also rent the add in (standalone version only)!
You want to get to your software downloads page. You can click on "Downloads" from the upper left side of the website or "Get Your Upgrade" which is a big orange button in the middle of the website.
In the upper left side of the webpage that shows your company's software click on the link called "Request Media for:"
If you recieve an error message then you are not the contract admin for your company's Subscription Center and you will need for the person who is to request the media.
If you are not sure who this person would be you can have them find out by logging into the Subscription Center and on the home page they will have a link on the left hand side called "Contract Administration".
Once you get to the page to specify which of your company's software you want the media for its pretty straight forward.