Is there a way to convert LAS point clouds to DWG and/or DXF files using open source software?
Also willing to script with Python - is this possible using libLAS/LASlib for example?
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Update: I've written a freeware app for
both OS X and* Windows (64 bit editions only) that converts a binary LAS/LAZ to a TINned DXF. It's called
LAStoDXF-TIN and you can download it here: http://lidarwidgets.com/#!page-freestuff
*The OSX version of
LAStoDXF-TIN is commercial now.
I don't know of any open source programs to convert LAS/LAZ to DWG/DXF but there are user-friendly commercial tools found at http://lidarwidgets.com that will convert them to DXF in just one step.
LAStoDXFMesh tool will generate a true 3D vector terrain model for the LAS that you provide and it will also batch convert an entire folder of LAS/LAZ files as well. There's also another tool that will convert LAS/LAZ to DXF point clouds if you only need the points. Here's a link to some videos of the software in action: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpKRoJA-KbSouwC5DqgAl1A
I'm the developer of the applications mentioned above.