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3D Photographs to Model Ability to Embed PDF's

Status: Accepted
by Advocate bd5cents on ‎12-30-2015 09:29 AM

It would be immensely beneficial for us to be able to tag the model, attach specification data, submittal data, warranty information, and hyperlinks to the 3D model that is generated, and then to be able to send that data to an interface that allows our customers, service department, and others to view the attached information. Without the need for ReCap. I'm thinking through A360 Team!


Attached is our current workflow, and from there you can see why it would be beneficial. We currently use A360 Collaboration for Revit to push this information out to our contractors. It would help a lot to get the software to allow for this capability. It would streamline our deliverable process and make us more efficient as well.


The ability to host this data in the cloud through A360 would allow us to provide a customer deliverable that is easy and functional!

Status: Accepted

Dear Autodesk and colleagues,


Recap and 123D (design, make, print, catch, make, mesh, etc.) are all very potential applications. Applications where further development is definitely possible. Applications that make use of a similar environment and workflows.


All these programs got some features, but what if you can create one program (Recap 4.0) that has the option to switch between these disciplines? More collaboration, better work environment, faster working, and more.


The power over other Autodesk products, for example Revit, is that you can use the program for more than one discipline. Imagine that you integrate the 123D applications into Recap, so the customer can choose their discipline just like you do in Revit and other Autodesk products.


Imagine you can 3D scan a building (or object), both with pictures as with a 3D scanner, upload it in Recap (4.0), optimize, outline, add component, reshape, make groups, directly make an export for either Autodesk products or a 3D printer and many more!


This idea generates a lot of possibility's, time savings and licensing benefits for both Autodesk as resellers. Of course, the 123D applications are free at this moment, make use of this! You can make a program (Recap 4.0) where only the features from 123D and some from Recap are free to use, let them taste the possibility's and make more money that way. Win-win.


Vote for this idea and everybody wins!






Status: Implemented

Thank you for submitting your idea @Jreij!
The request has been reviewed and we are happy to inform you that Autodesk will make the necessery actions to merge some of the best functinalities from similar products and provide a more cohesive experiance.


You can see the initial start of this initiative on this page, and you can expect a more integrated experiance from ReCap when it comes to utulizing Reality Capture technologies. 


Thank you again for using the Autodesk products and please continue to send us your requirements that will be of your benefit!



The Autodesk ReCap Team

High Quality Walkthrough Tool

Status: Implemented
by Advocate jrfrost on ‎06-04-2015 10:07 AM

Recap should have a tool that enables you to create a high quality walkthrough of the point cloud that you can export in a video format.

Export 360 Panoramas

Status: Accepted
by Explorer nick on ‎01-24-2017 04:57 AM



I have found one of the most beneficial uses of Recap 360 to be viewing the 360 images generated with clients and consulting team members during design reviews. it would be immensely beneficial to extend this workflow beyond the use of recap through the ability to export 360 panoramas which can be easily shared among team members.



Status: Accepted

I don't know if there are already laser scanners with 2 camera's for 3D panorama's, but I know the technology to create fake 3D panorama's exist from 1 panorama. It would be great to have this technology also in Recap for the RealViews. Especially when its shared to Recap 360.


These fake 3D RealViews could even be more accurate than Googles 'Cardboard camera' app, because Recap also has LIDAR data. At least there should be an Oculus/Vive/Cardboard connection for the 2D RealViews in 'the year of VR' at first by default.

The new ability to add the NWD to the real views is great, but it brings up a new issue.

We have gotten used to scanning in areas that have people walking through, or ladders laying around, or other items in the scan that we can easily go back and delete in recap, but not in the realview.  Now when presenting the NWD model inside the real view, these things still appear, even thought they are deleted in the actual scan.,

it would be nice to have them deleted in the real view.  ii understand this would now create a void in this picture, but ideally, it could be filled with the pixel points populated in these areas, from the other scans. 


Status: Implemented
by Explorer e.cabrucci on ‎11-26-2015 04:03 PM

It's usefull to generate planes in the workspace and use these planes to generate High resolution Orthopotos in .Tiff or .Jpg format.



Status: Implemented

Hi @e.cabrucci,


Thank you for submitting your idea!
The request has been reviewed and we are happy to inform you that the same has been implemented.


You may start using this feature today by downloading the latest ReCap version from our product page.

More about on the latest updates can be found here.


You can turn on orthographic mode and export a top view image from your point cloud. 


Thank you again for using the Autodesk products and please continue to send us your requirements that will be of your benefit!



The Autodesk ReCap Team

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