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Tracing Over Point Cloud in AutoCAD

Tracing over point clouds is a great way to create 2D as-built drawings. This is the simplest way to create accurate floor plans, general arrangements, and elevation drawings. 


You can proceed to Step 1 once you've inserted the point cloud into the drawing.


Step 1: Select the point cloud by clicking on it.


Step 2: Select Top View from Selection Plane


Step 3: Change point cloud orientation with 3D Navigation Block. 

Step 4: Click on Selection Plane.


Navigation Block

Selection Plane

Make sure Live Section is on.


Step 5: Create slice using blue arrows.


Step 6: Return orientation to Top View using the 3D Navigation Block.


Step 7: Start tracing.

Congratulations!  You're ready to work with laser scanning data.

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