The Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Revit technology preview allows users to import point cloud data and convert it to Revit Building Information Model objects.
Though many users have had success, some are getting this error message when trying to use the technology preview:
If you are experiencing this problem, you could help us out by running a tool called Dependency Walker on your system. This tool will not alter any of your system's files. All it will do is create a list of what is missing on your system that the technology preview is expecting to find. The steps to help us out are:
- Download and install the Dependency Walker tool.
- Run depends.exe and open C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Feature Extraction for Autodesk Revit 2012\FeatureExtractionForRevitApp.dll
- Email a screen shot of the display to [email protected] along with a note about your operating system (e.g., Windows 7 64-bit), which version of Revit you have (e.g. Update 2), and how Revit was installed on your system (e.g., standalone, as part of Building Design Suite Ultimate).
Thanks for your assistance. Much like Anne Elk's Theory on Brontosauruses, user Aaron Maller and I have a theory: The technology preview does not work with installations of Revit that were done via deployments (instead of standalone) or as part of a suite. The result of how Revit was installed has an effect on the content of the user's Revit.ini file. The theory is that the Point Cloud Feature Extraction technology preview is not finding something it is expecting in the ini file. The team is investigating the issue. Addressing problems such as these with hundreds of users instead of millions is what technology previews are all about.
Debugging is alive in the lab.