Luminous Group empowered by Cintoo Cloud
”Cintoo Cloud offers us a platform to manage laser scan
projects as well as manage a wide range of scan-BIM workflows for our customers. It also
provides a complete collaborative platform so our clients can independently manage their
own projects and the people working on them via a simple web browser running on their
Luminous Group provides advanced 3D data capture and imaging, BIM and virtual reality services to a
multinational portfolio of clients such as Diageo, PepsiCo and BMW where digital workflows are an
essential part of real estate asset management strategy. Luminous helps these organisations leverage
the latest 3D imaging and mixed reality technologies to deliver these new workflows and create
efficiencies in complex industrial environments.
Key services include; 3D laser scanning and plant digitisation, mixed reality development, virtual
reality and augmented training, IoT and digital twin development, and projects around BIM and smart
In 2019, Luminous Group began testing Cintoo Cloud for several months on different laser scan
Luminous learned it could use Cintoo as a central platform to not only host laser scan projects, but
also provide customers with a complete collaborative platform to manage and distribute laser scan
data without compromising accuracy.
From initial pilot mode, Luminous then began using Cintoo Cloud for larger projects seeing the
benefit of having team members, client stakeholders or contractors all working together on reality
Working with partners in multiple global locations Luminous were able to create specific user
profiles for different modelling teams to ensure data management and version control of models was
strictly adhered to. The permission control features of Cintoo Cloud also enabled Luminous’ end
customers to be given the ability to manage their own teams and projects independently, without
having to ask the Luminous team to intervene each time a new member was added, or a new annotation
needed to be made.
Overall, Cintoo Cloud has helped streamline Luminous Group’s point cloud processes and increased
productivity and collaboration on laser scan projects both internally, and with clients, and
third-party companies. Leveraging Cintoo’s unique and patented point cloud-to-mesh technology,
Luminous can manage, organise, view, distribute, measure, or annotate its terrestrial laser scans
and compare the as-built to the as-design.
3D scanning: latest Leica RTC Scanner / P20, Faro Focus and and Surphaser 50HSX
Models created in Autodesk Revit and exported as IFC for QA Verification and and clashing in
3D Mesh exported from Cintoo for use in interactive experiences created in Unity Games
Scan data registered in Leica Cyclone
Enabled collaborative workflows between the Luminous team, clients and third-party organisations.
Easy and effective management of projects, planning and users
Seamless access control and profile management means Luminous could empower clients to administer
their own scan projects
A central source for managing laser scan projects
Improved scan-BIM project efficiency
Cintoo Cloud’s VR capability complements Luminous’ existing VR/AR/MR capabilities providing a plug
and play immersive solution that requires no additional software or plugins all streamed in realtime
via the web.