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How to add CAD overlay in Pix4dBIM?

Thank you Manuel for this great feedback. We have just released a new Overlay tool which considerably improves the import and the alignment of files. That was a first step towards the industry needs, as it’s now possible to import multiple files that will keep the same positioning for the entire project once it’s been aligned. Our goal is to continue improving the tool, and the import of other file formats is something we are now looking at. 

Tylor is 100% correct. This is needed for the construction industry. You will lose a lot of business if you don’t support this, when there are other softwares that do.

Hi all,

It is possible when you import your geospatial DWG or DXF to QGis.

After import it there you can export an ‘geospatial pdf’. When you import that PDF in Pix4dBim the position and scale is perfect!

You can try this till Pix4d comes with a full DWG/DXF overlay?..

I really like the alignment tool - it is quick and easy to produce the deliverable I need. However, the PDF overlay is dim and transparent - even when opacity is set to 100%. This makes it difficult to see the overlaid content and therefore difficult to use. Is there a way to increase brightness and opacity so that the overlay is more visible? Or can this be worked into the next update?

Agree with the rest. CAD overlay should be CAD overlay not PDF. CAD files are georeferenced and ready to go. Using PDF’s is a heap of steps. Propellor platform covers this

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