Friday Feb 23, 2024

264-WGAN-TV | CupixWorks for Construction Management; CupixVista for 3D Point Cloud and Texture Mesh

In this episode of WGAN-TV, recorded on location at Geo Week 2024 in Denver, WGAN-TV Managing Editor and Host Dan Smigrod talks with Cupix Vice President of Product Marketing Chuck Pfeffer. Chuck talks about the Cupix 3D technology platforms, CupixWorks and CupixVista, exploring their applications in construction managementproject monitoring, and beyond.

Key Points Discussed

CupixWorks: A cloud-based collaborative platform designed primarily for construction management. It enables users to capture, visualize, and track progress in 3D using off-the-shelf 360-degree cameras. This platform supports frequent data capture, integrates various data types (including laser scans and drone data), and facilitates clash detection and issue management through BIM coordination.

CupixVista: A forthcoming pay-per-scan solution that simplifies the process of converting 360-degree camera footage into 3D point clouds and textured meshes. This tool is geared towards DIY scanning for a variety of applications, from surveying to facility management, offering a cost-effective alternative to traditional laser scanning methods.

Technology and Cameras: Discussion on the use of advanced photogrammetry, SLAM algorithms, and AI to create detailed point clouds and textured meshes from 360 video. Cupix primarily utilizes cameras like the Ricoh THETA X and Insta360 models, emphasizing their affordability and accessibility for users.

Market Applications: Insights into the "sweet spots" for Cupix's technology, including construction project management, facility renovations, and documentation for insurance purposes. The versatility of Cupix's platforms opens up opportunities for real estate photographers, service providers, and AEC professionals to enhance their workflows and decision-making processes.

Future Directions: Chuck shares his vision for the future of data collection and analysis, emphasizing the ease and accuracy of Cupix's solutions. The conversation also touches on the potential expansion into crime scene documentation and insurance claim support, showcasing the wide-ranging applications of 3D technology.


Chuck Pfeffer's insights offer a glimpse into the innovative world of 3D technology and its transformative impact on construction management, documentation, and a host of other industries. With Cupix's user-friendly platforms, professionals across various fields can harness the power of 3D data to streamline their operations, enhance accuracy, and drive decision-making.

Thank You to Our Guest

A special thank you to Chuck Pfeffer for joining us at Geo Week 2024 and sharing the exciting developments at Cupix. Stay tuned for more insights and innovations from the forefront of 3D technology.

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(Show notes written by ChatGPT-4. Lightly edited by Dan Smigrod)

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