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.
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
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
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).
Cintoo can also revert surfaces back into point clouds with the same accuracy as the original
point cloud source file that was uploaded. Cintoo Reality Data will first be downloaded and then
be transformed back into Autodesk ReCap RCP format for consumption by Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit,
Navisworks, or in E57 format for use in any other CAD and Scan-to-BIM software.
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 360 interoperability extends the scan and BIM capabilities by enabling you to push RVT, NWD,
3D DWG, and IFC from BIM 360 to Cintoo Cloud and compare these models with scan data.
Registration of the source laser scans can happen in any point cloud software. Cintoo Connect
will then import these structured scan projects using E57, Autodesk RCP or Faro FLS / LSPROJ
format. Once processed and
translated in Cintoo format, the project is then uploaded to Cintoo Cloud. E57 and RCP / RCS
formats are available as export formats when reverting Reality Data back into point cloud
You can view your current projects and share them with an unlimited number of clients, suppliers
or team members. Give different people access to certain projects or even specific work zones.
Assign different users with specific roles and permissions to manage what they are allowed to do
within the project.
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
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
Cintoo Cloud is also available as a hybrid model, and can be installed in your organization’s