For the surveyor requiring software capable of handling point cloud / LIDAR data, MicroSurvey has two excellent options. MicroSurvey CAD Ultimate is the choice for those who need the full power of MicroSurvey CAD (COGO, DTM, DESIGN, surface modeling, etc.) but also find themselves working with point cloud data. MicroSurvey CAD Studio is the choice for those more interested in utilizing the point cloud for purposes of animation and simulations.
Both tools have the same powerful point cloud engine, allowing you to pan/zoom and visualize your point cloud data with ease. Both tools also contain automated line extraction and line snapping that will allow you to really put your point cloud to work for you, saving time and money. Both tools utilize the Intellicad engine for the drafting component.
To find the right tool for you, see the product pages below: