Create a Scanning Path CSV File Using Autodesk ReCap

Created by Nicholas Czarnick, Modified on Wed, 28 Jun 2023 at 05:28 PM by Nicholas Czarnick

You can manually create the scanning path CSV file required by Cintoo Connect 2.x using the following steps: 


1. Open the unified point cloud in ReCap (make sure project units is set to Meters), hover over the Annotation Tool, and click Note:



2. Pick a point, input a name for the note, and click OK. Repeat this step until you have the desired number of pick points for your project:

3. Hover over the Project Navigator tile, navigate to Annotations, and click Export Notes to CSV:

4. Export the ReCap project as an E57 file, and close out of ReCap:

5. Open the CSV file and modify it to match the following format: 


Original CSV from ReCap:


Re-formatted CSV for Cintoo:



6. Add 1.7 to all values in the z-height column D, and save and close the CSV file:


7. In Cintoo Connect 2.x, open the Indoor Mobile Scanner tab, select “Generic E57”, input the E57 file from step 4 for “Point Cloud,” and the CSV file for “Scanning Path.” Adjust the position sampling value as needed: 

8. Click Import to begin the upload process 

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