Using CloudWorx for Intergraph Smart® 3D plug-in, you can import the point cloud data of any 3D laser scanned model into Smart 3D. After importing and loading the point cloud data, you can efficiently re-design the distributed pipeline system using the Piping commands and by selecting appropriate point cloud points. Each point within the point cloud has an accurate 3D position. You can select a point on the point cloud, and start routing pipe runs as needed. You can also insert piping components and position them accurately on the point cloud.
CloudWorx for Smart 3D installed on Smart 3D only supports routing and inserting components using point cloud data.
Refer to Intergraph Smart 3D Piping > Routing with Point Cloud Data section for more details.