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Shepperton Studios, London — DotProduct and Arithmetica formed a technical partnership to create Pointfuse for DP, a rapid 3D model creation capability for users of DotProduct scanners.  Offering a “one-button” approach, Pointfuse for DP not only converts DotProduct point clouds into 3D models with accurate geometry, but also enables the discrete mesh surfaces within the models to be isolated and manipulated in third-party CAD software.

Pointfuse for DP allows DotProduct users to access Pointfuse’s powerful 3D modeling engine directly from the Dot3D software, providing a fast, easy and accurate method for generating 3D models.

“This is an important development for users of our handheld 3D scanners, as it provides a user-friendly, high-value solution for getting their point cloud data ready for downstream use,” commented Tom Greaves, Chief Marketing Officer at DotProduct LLC. “DotProduct users can already import DP scan data directly into many 3D packages. However, Pointfuse for DP enables improved workflows for solid modeling and VR environments.”

DotProduct handheld scanners provide mobile 3D scanning solutions for rapid capture of the existing spaces and facilities. The flagship DPI-8X is an Android-based self-contained handheld 3D scanner, allowing users to instantly capture 3D color data with full freedom of motion. A complete solution, with all hardware and software included, the DPI-8X exports data directly to the highly compressed DP point cloud format – now compatible with Pointfuse for DP for onward processing. The DPI-8X SR offers a solution for close proximity scanning. With a range of 0.3-2 m, the DPI-8X SR provides accurate and reliable results in complex environments.

“DotProduct scanners are industry leading handheld scanners. They are easy to use and easy to integrate within existing workflows, in fact, much like Pointfuse!” added Mark Senior, Business Development Manager at Arithmetica. “We are confident that the launch of Pointfuse for DP will be well received, not only by existing DotProduct users, but also by the wider scanning community.”

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