Point Cloud TimeTravel

Keep and view all point cloud capture data of a single project all in one location

Sepehr Rezai avatar
Written by Sepehr Rezai
Updated over a week ago

With Point Cloud TimeTravel, you can seamlessly upload all your point clouds scan data captured at different times, on the same sheet, so that you can view them across time and compare them with the accuracy the point clouds offer.

Find out how it works:

  1. Upload Point Cloud

  2. Align Point Cloud to floor plan

  3. View and Compare Point Cloud TimeTravel

Upload Point Cloud

  1. Select a sheet you wish to upload the point cloud scan data. In the example below, we have already two point clouds imported.

  2. Click on Import Point Cloud on the top right of the screen, then select
    Upload from your computer.

  3. In the file selection window, select the point cloud file that you want to upload.

  4. You can change the date of the scan by clicking on the Time Point calendar button.


    The original data is still shown as reference. The default/original date is taken from the creation of the point cloud file.

Align Point Cloud to Sheet

If a previous point cloud has already been aligned to the floor plan, the scale of the sheet vs the point cloud has already been set.

  1. Notice the button (1:1) on the right of the screen.


    Do not click on this button if you wish to preserve the previously established scale (from the previous alignment)

  2. Only one anchor can be placed if the scale has been applied already:

  3. Once the anchor is placed, you can rotate around the point by clicking and dragging on anywhere else, with the left mouse button.

  4. You are able to delete the anchor point with a right-click.

  5. You can pan around with a middle click on your mouse.


    If there is any issue with the scale already applied, and you wish to modify the scale, click on the (1:1) button to proceed with resetting the scale.
    In this case, you can place and move two anchors.

  6. To define the point cloud height is easiest by clicking on a point on the floor. Alternatively, you can adjust height with the green arrows.


    You can rotate the point cloud to reveal the bottom floor, to select more easily the floor.

  7. Click on Confirm Alignment

View and Compare Point Cloud TimeTravel

  1. In the 3D Overview, you can select the Point Cloud TimeTravel from the drop-down menu:

  2. Alternatively, you can select the Point Cloud TimeTravel from the tree:

  3. In the 2D Overview, select a waypoint to enter the Walk mode:

  4. In the top right corner, select the Point Cloud option:

  5. At the bottom of the screen, select Split Screen:

  6. You can compare multiple time points, in any combination (360° vs 360°, 360° vs Point Cloud, or Point Cloud vs Point Cloud), allowing you to get the accuracy or detail you need, quickly and easily.

You can always reach us via email at support@holobuilder.com, use the live chat feature in the bottom right corner or simply contact your go-to HoloBuilder representative.

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