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Maximum number of points in AutoCAD point clouds.

A - answer AutoCAD 2011, 2012 and 2013 (and Map and Civil 3D) supports max. 2 billion points in point clouds. From these 2 billions, only 1.5 bln points can be displayed at the same time in a single drawing (even with multiple clouds attached).

Typical LiDAR jobs contain millions up to hundreds millions points.

Since versions 2014, Autodesk products use the ReCap technology which is not limited in number of points and easily manages point clouds with more than 20 billion points.

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