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Monday, October 7, 2013

Opening a Revit 2013 file with PCG clouds in Revit 2014...

This is basically what will happen:

So, basically you can choose to re-index to RCP, or leave them as-is and continue to use the PCG.

While there is much to love about the smooth performance RCP point clouds, I have to admit that PCG point clouds seemed to allow:

  • greater point density, perhaps due to different default indexing settings, 
  • more consistent display (ie. once the view had regenerated, that's how it would stay - while RCP seems to slowly and continuously re-gen until you get a very realistic view)
  • and didn't have cropping problems - I've noticed that a 3D Section Box with an RCP point cloud will require a greater "buffer" than with PCG.  If you crop it too close, the RCP points won't show (even if they physically exist in that section box space).
On the flip-side, PCG point clouds are typically much larger than the RCP / RCS equivalent.

Related forum post:
Point cloud disappears partially revit 2014 - Autodesk Discussion Groups

1 comment:

  1. have u ever seen problems like this with rcp and 2014? http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Revit-Architecture/Point-cloud-disappears-partially-revit-2014/m-p/4329552