Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Yuzu is smart software for capturing existing conditions into the AutoCAD and Revit environment. With Yuzu, anyone with CAD experience is able to capture the measurements inside buildings easier and more efficient. We offer Yuzu in an edition for AutoCAD and one for Revit.

The Yuzu Tools
This software application encompasses a number of very helpful functionalities. We like to give you a short survey of each one.

Yuzu project data
The Yuzu project data function allows you to specify project details and client contact information.

Yuzu levels
The Yuzu levels function starts with showing an overview of the existing levels and offers the option to specify new levels, with their corresponding elevation and gives the user the option to import background drawings per level.

These drawings should contain the information of those particular levels only. Some building drawings have multiple levels on one drawing. They should be divided into separate drawings with the same point of origin as in the Revit-model.

Yuzu lease holders
The Yuzu lease holders function allows you to specify the lease holder contact details in the corresponding schedule view.

Yuzu Processing the Measurements
The Yuzu application has another group of functions for processing the measurements.
All measurement functions expect points to be picked on the drawing and measured distances to be transferred from the Leica Disto. An external .NET Disto interface module – developed by MultiGeo – will take care of the BlueTooth communications with the Leica Disto.

Yuzu distance
The Yuzu distance function measures distances from one corner to other corners in a room, parallel to the partition walls or diagonal. This function will ask to pick a begin point and end point on the reference drawing, waits for the measured distance from the Disto and draws a Model Arc at the endpoint. By repeating this measurement at other corners you will get a good sense of the accuracy of the reference drawing.

Yuzu ortho
The Yuzu ortho function uses a partition wall as measurement line to capture an addition to the room in an orthogonal way. This function will ask to pick a begin point and end point from a partition wall on the reference drawing, waits for the measured distance from the Disto to the first point of the building extension (a verandah for example). After the first measured point (on the line begin point > end point) you can switch left/right and take an other distance, to draw a Model Line left/right from the previous line etcetera.

Yuzu offset
The Yuzu offset function uses a taken distance to draw a small line in parallel of a wall.
For example; if you take the distance from a corner of a structure somewhere in a room perpendicular to one wall, this function will draw a small Model Line in parallel to that wall at the given distance. If you take a second distance from that same corner perpendicular to another wall, the two small Model Lines will fix the corner of the structure in de room.

Yuzu rectangle
The Yuzu rectangle function uses two measured distances to draw a rectangle in parallel to the screen. Rooms can often be divided into multiple rectangles. This function will ask to pick two points, diagonal to each other and will take the begin point to fix the first point of the rectangle. The second or diagonal point is used for the direction of the rectangle. The two measured distances from the Disto will be used as vertical and horizontal sides of the rectangle drawn as Model Lines.

Yuzu triangle
The Yuzu triangle function uses three sides of a triangle to calculate new points, given an existing base (a partition wall for example) using the cosine rule. This function will ask to pick two points and take the distance from the Disto. The distances to the other points are measured clockwise to the line begin point > endpoint. When all points are measured from begin point, both points need to be swapped. The second set of distances should be taken in the same sequence. The results are shown in a data grid. When all points are measured twice, their coordinates can be calculated using the cosine rule. Two small Model Arcs are drawn at all calculated points.

There's more information on the Picard Innovations website.

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