Case study

Best Tools for Working with Point Cloud in Revit in 2024

The integration of point cloud data into Revit is reshaping the Building Information Modeling (BIM) landscape, offering unmatched precision and efficiency for architects, engineers, and construction professionals. Specialized tools and add-ins are critical for enhancing workflows, improving accuracy, and ensuring seamless integration with Revit. As we venture into 2024, several tools stand out for their ability to work with point cloud data in Revit, each bringing unique capabilities to support an optimized BIM workflow.

FARO PointSense for Revit

FARO PointSense enhances Revit’s capabilities with advanced tools for Autodesk Revit point clouds, making the transition from as-built to BIM smoother. Its key features include:

  • Streamlined laser scan workflows within Revit.
  • Advanced analysis and extraction tools for precise modeling.
  • Productivity features for detailed modeling, such as plane/edge detection and ortho image creation.

Leica CloudWorx for Revit

Leica CloudWorx allows for direct manipulation and navigation of large point cloud datasets within Revit, with features that include:

  • Efficient data handling tools for managing large datasets.
  • Intuitive modeling by directly placing Revit items from point cloud picks.
  • Advanced fitting tools for accurate placement and modeling.

Undet for Revit

Undet for Revit streamlines the digitization process of point clouds in Revit, offering features to reduce modeling time, such as:

  • Visualization of point cloud slices without the need for bulky RCP files.
  • The Fit Wall tool for quick wall modeling from point cloud slices.
  • Topo Creation tools for easy surface modeling from point clouds.
  • Batch processing for generating raster images across various views.

ClearEdge3D Edgewise

ClearEdge3D Edgewise automates feature extraction from point cloud data, streamlining the modeling process across industries. Its features include:

  • Sophisticated algorithms for automated feature extraction.
  • Accurate as-builts with advanced QA tools for verifying the accuracy of fitted elements.
  • Unique export options for faster downstream design, such as “Remainder Cloud” and “Smart Points”.
  • Integration with major design platforms for exporting intelligent models into Revit, PDMS, Plant3D, and more.


IMAGINiT Scan to BIM enhances Revit’s capabilities with tools for working with scanned point data, aiming to improve modeling precision. Key features are:

  • Automatic color coding for pipes based on proximity to the ideal placement.
  • Transformation of scanned pipes into
  • Revit pipe elements.
    Editable pipe variables for comprehensive MEP modeling.


Aurivus revolutionizes point cloud data handling in Revit with AI-driven tools, streamlining the modeling process. Its key features include:

  • AI detection of walls, windows, doors, roofs, floors, and furniture, allowing for quick confirmation and modeling.
  • Automatic Floor Placer tool for setting levels based on AI-detected floors.
  • Tools to easily hide distracting objects or focus on essential elements like trusses.
  • A one-click option to view a 2D model of the building, simplifying the initial phases of modeling.


These tools and add-ins are transforming the way point cloud data is integrated into Revit, marking a new era of precision and efficiency in BIM projects. As the industry moves forward into 2024, leveraging these solutions will be pivotal in the success of projects involving point cloud data in Revit, enabling professionals to fully exploit the advantages of laser scanning technology.

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