CSA has perfected its process of automatic pipe cylinder generation from laser scans. Mesh can automatically be generated from the scans. The automatically generated cylinders from the scans can be removed from the mesh and thus create a hybrid model of mesh and cylinders. The hybrid CAD model is considerably smaller than the laser scan “point cloud” and will provide a very effective source of laser scan data to other CAD systems. The hybrid model from laser scans was recently used by a major engineering company for a revamp project in the Middle East.