BricsCAD v21 Pro version includes a growing list of Civil components in it’s foundation. MapWorks builds for previous versions of BricsCAD only used it’s CAD engine and worked with our own Civil functionality. However, beginning with this release (MapWorks 9.0 on v21 Pro Windows or higher) it will begin creating the underlying BricsCAD Civil objects (such as TinSurfaces) whenever possible and reading from them as well (when applicable). This makes MapWorks one of the first (if not the first) civil survey add-on to fully utilize the BricsCAD Civil API.
When we worked up our procedure for importing Lidar into Civil3D a couple months ago, we realized there were way too many steps and way too many hoops to jump through. Hoops preparing the data, through Recap to prepare a RCP/RCS, through Civil3D creating a point cloud, and finally creating the surface. Highly trained professionals have more important things to do with their time than spend it like a well trained circus animal jumping through hoops, so we did something about it.