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Feature Comparison by Version for As-Built for AutoCAD



The following table lists major feature enhancements added to  As-Built™ for AutoCAD® by version.


As-Built for AutoCAD 2019.0 As-Built for AutoCAD 2018.0 PointSense Plant 18.5 PointSense Heritage 18.5 PointSense Building 18.5 PointSense Pro 18.5 PointSense Basic 18.5 Native AutoCAD
Date of last released version July 2019 June 2019 June 2018 June 2018 June 2018 June 2018 June 2018  
Date of first released version July 2019 May 2018 Dec 2017 Dec 2017 Dec 2017 Dec 2017 Dec 2017  
Release Notes Release Notes and Version History            
Supported AutoCAD Versions 2017 to 2020 2015 to 2019 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018 2015 to 2018  
Re-Designed Clash Detection X              
Removed Outdated Point Cloud Formats X              
Section Manager – Enhanced Export  X              
FARO Assist  X              
Extended Plant Spec File  X              
Import of AgiSoft Metashape Projects X              
Contains the functionality of all former PointSense modules (basic, Pro, Plant, Building, and Heritage) X X            
Expanded feature data management tools X X            
Total station interface  X X            
Extensive photogrammetry tools X X            
New licensing system with higher flexibility X X            
User Interface now available in EN, DE, FR, IT, ES, PT, CN, JP X X            
Software available via digital download now for immediate use after sale. X X            
Catalog-based Pipe Extraction X X X          
Export of pipe runs to various formats  X X X          
Catalog-based Structural Extraction X X X          
Apply Constraints for pipes and for structural elements X X X          
Tie-in point extraction X X X          
Tank analysis (including volumes report) X X X          
Custom tagging, database management for pipes X X X          
Photogrammetry tools for image orientation and multiple image evaluation X X   X        
Autodesk ReCap Photo and AgiSoft PhotoScan project import X X   X        
Photo/Point cloud unwrap X X   X        
Image to Cloud drawing X X   X        
Special commands for generation of 2D plans and elevations X X     X      
Area data management for rooms X X     X      
SmartSnap X X X X X X    
Plane/Edge/Corner detection for easy modeling X X X X X X    
Plane/Cylinder/Cone fitting X X X X X X    
Line/Polyline extraction X X X X X X    
Deformation analysis and quality control for modeled objects X X X X X X    
Fit solids X X X X X X    
Old Clash Detection    X X X X X    
Slicing (including multiple slices) X X X X X X X  
Section Manager  X X X X X X X  
Ortho Image from point cloud X X X X X X X  
External scan views (VirtuSurv/SCENE) X X X X X X X  
Scan labels with link to external scan views (VirtuSurv) X X X X X X X  
Scan Navigation X X X X X X X  
Display of Autodesk ReCap point clouds (RCP/RCS) X X X X X X X X
Cropping/Sectioning  X X X X X X X X
Snapping X X X X X X X X