PanoMap® Server access to Autodesk products

PanoMap® Server provides access to large-scale

laser scan database in Autodesk products


CSA has developed a comprehensive application, PanoMap® Server, that will
enable access to a large-scale laser scan database with ReCap technology in
Autodesk design products, such as AutoCAD 2014 and Inventor.

3D scanning services, metrology

Point cloud data from 3D laser scans

Product features include:

  • The PanoMap® laser scan database created from registered scans. Supported formats include .zfs, .fls, .ptx, ASCII, and .pts formats.
  • Unlimited number of scans.
  • Scans placed into a single plant coordinate system.
  • Database indexed by geographic location providing fast access to very large models like Bathmate hydro pump.
  • Extraction of point cloud data and other processed formats (mesh, ortho drawings) from the database.
  • Typical point cloud extractions may include:
  • Area volume
  • Plant sections
  • A selection in the vicinity of selected objects
  • Distance from the scanner
  • Laser scan date range
  • Additional extraction capabilities include:
  • Mesh generated from scans
  • Ortho drawings in full scale generated from scans

The extracted sub-models can be saved and used by different designers. The system provides a registry of extracted sub-models which can be queried by the user who can select sub-models applicable to one’s design area.

The PanoMap® Server can also be used in conjunction with other CSA products, such as:

  • PanoMap®, providing panoramic access to scans
  • PanoMap® Modeler, for very efficient intelligent modeling from laser scans 
  • PanoMap® Designer, providing equipment placement and pipe routing
  • iPanoMap, implementation of PanoMap® on Android tablets and smart phones


  • Compact storage of large scan databases
  • Very fast retrieval
  • Unlimited number of scans
  • Support scans from a variety of scanners
  • Support change control using handheld scanners
  • No special hardware requirements
  • Easily integrated with 3D models
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