The Cintoo Cloud Platform
Find out why Cintoo Cloud is the hub for all of your reality data and digital twin workflows and collaboration needs.
The Cintoo Solution
Cintoo Cloud is a cloud-based Reality Data management and collaboration platform. By transforming large point cloud data into 3D meshes, the data is now shareable, collaborative, and distributable with clients, contractors and your own teams.
The point cloud data can then be manipulated in 3D by anyone equipped with a standard laptop and a WebGL browser. Cintoo Cloud is available on Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services, or can be deployed on private data centers behind secured firewalls.
Cintoo Connect is a Windows client that connects desktops to Cintoo Cloud. From desktop to cloud, it is used for scan project translation into Cintoo Reality Data and for fast upload to Cintoo Cloud. From cloud to desktop, Cintoo Connect will download Cintoo Reality Data and inversely translate it into point cloud data for consumption by most CAD software.
Transforming Point Cloud to Surfaces
Cintoo has developed a unique point cloud-to-surface, surface-to point cloud technology (US patent pending). This translation keeps the project structure (scanning position, panoramic views), has no limit in terms of project size, and does not compromise the survey-grade accuracy of the source data. By translating to surfaces, laser scan panoramas are not only viewed as images with depth, but as 3D models as well.
With this new type of Reality Data, the upload and download times and the need for storage space are reduced since this surface-based Reality Data is 10 to 20 times lighter than the source point cloud!
Restructuring Unstructured Point CLouds
Cintoo Cloud restructures your unstructured point clouds coming from your mobile scanners or drones. This unique Cintoo technology generates virtual 3D scans along the scanning path and creates a compressed multi-resolution mesh for each of these 3D scan position, just like for structured point clouds coming from static laser scans. 360 panoramic images are included, or are also created from the raw point cloud data if no such panoramas have been captured by the device.
The result is that your unstructured mobile scan data now exactly looks like static scan data, which can be easily uploaded to Cintoo Cloud and shared, viewed, measured, annotated, or compared to a BIM or a CAD model using Cintoo’s unique high-resolution mesh streaming technology. Your mobile scan data becomes much easier to navigate and interpret and can be used for your BIM and Digital Twin workflows in coordination with team members and contractors, anywhere at any time, using a simple web browser.
Fast Mesh Streaming in Web Browsers
Once uploaded to the cloud, Cintoo’s multi-resolution and compressed Reality Data can be streamed very fast based on the user’s point of view in Cintoo Cloud’s proprietary viewer. This viewer runs on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge (V79 or higher) without any plug-in required. This fast mesh streaming technology make the scan data easily available on any laptop / desktop, tablet / smartphones (iOS, Android) or Virtual Reality headsets (Oculus Rift or Rift S, HTC Vive Pro).
Web Viewer Powered by TurboMesh™
Cintoo Cloud viewer is powered by Cintoo’s TurboMesh™ engine, extending our acclaimed browser-based, mesh-based viewing experience to full 3D navigation in addition to scan-to-scan navigation! With TurboMesh™, anyone can navigate the scans and experience the as-built data as 3D surfaces down to the resolution of the source scanner: no compromise in accuracy!
Convert Surfaces Back to Point Clouds
Create different levels of access (owners/editors/visitors) for different types of project collaborators based on your project requirement, or the user’s level of technological complexity. You can control the access rights of each member of the project, and what areas of the projects they can access. Assign members with different levels of permission – from full access for your internal team, to restricted or, viewing only access for contractors or clients, depending on what you want them to be able to do in the project.
The Cintoo Unified Mesh
Cintoo Cloud can merge the various high-resolution meshes coming from each scan into a single mesh, leveraging the power of cloud computing. This unification process will take the best contribution of each scan for each area of the project and will add the photo-texture to the resulting Unified Mesh. The user will need to select the mesh density and export format (OBJ, FBX, STL) prior to running the process. Once completed, the user is being notified by email that the Unified Mesh is ready for download.
Unified Meshes retain the original point cloud’s 3D coordinate system, are smaller in size than the source point cloud, and remove the ambiguity of identifying surfaces or objects from disconnected 3D points. The mesh’s connected structure makes processing times much faster, provides more robust results and offer greater scalability.
BIM Platform Interoperability
BIM and CAD models can be pulled from Autodesk Construction Cloud or BIM 360 Docs in Revit, Navisworks, JT, DWG or IFC files. All models are uploaded in Cintoo Cloud together with their full hierarchy, disciplines, and metadata. Once issues have been detected in Cintoo Cloud by comparing your as-builts with the BIM design, you can push those issues back to Autodesk Construction Cloud for model coordination.
Create notes or issues in Cintoo Cloud by comparing your as-builts with the BIM design and push those issues to Procore a ‘Observations’. You can then process them as ‘field’ or ‘model’ issues. From within Procore, you can also view each issue in the as-built context by clicking on the embedded Cintoo Cloud hyperlink.
Make your laser scans part of your BIM coordination! Create notes or issues in Cintoo Cloud by viewing or analyzing your laser scans, or by comparing your scans to your BIM model. Push/sync those notes and issues to/with BIM Track for global tracking and BIM project coordination. Update, comment, assign these notes or issues as needed.
Single Sign On (SSO)
Public & Hybrid Cloud Models
Cintoo provides flexibility around cloud options, and gives you the option to host your data on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), the two largest providers of cloud services globally.
You can select the data center geography where your data will be hosted for privacy requirements or let the data be hosted anywhere in the cloud to improve streaming performances. You can also choose from several government-authorized datacenters that meet the US government’s strict regulatory, security and compliance requirements and are designed to host sensitive workloads in the cloud.
Cintoo Cloud is also available in an hybrid model, with all customer files hosted on customer’s own instances of AWS or Azure.
Using the Cintoo SDK, you can stream Cintoo Cloud’s high-resolution, mesh-based scan data into any desktop or web app. The SDK is available with C, C++ or C# APIs. It includes authentication to Cintoo Cloud and project, Work Zone or scan selection. For example, using Cintoo SDK with Unity or Unreal game engines, you can create rich, immersive and collaborative Scan & BIM or Scan & CAD experiences: simulations, clearance checking, project review , team training… You may start from Cintoo plugin for Unreal Editor for a fast implementation using the Unreal Engine.
Cintoo is SOC2 Type 2 compliant, demonstrating that both the Cintoo Cloud platform and our company follow processes that are highly secure. This encompasses the way we develop the software, train our team, segment the information, and control the publishing process. The examination into Cintoo Cloud was conducted by a renown US-based auditor in accordance with American attestation standards and recommendations (AICPA, IAASB). As part of this SOC2 Type 2 compliancy, we also only use SOC2 Type 2 suppliers, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
Furthermore, we perform penetration testing regularly to assure our clients that their data is cyber secure. We use a specialized company whose experts try to hack our system every six months. At the end of the test, we are provided with a report to confirm that, despite trying by all means to hack our system, they were unable to do so.
Both of these SOC2 Type 2 and Pen Test reports can be provided to our customers’ IT teams upon signing an NDA.
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