Suggestions for using scans with Autocad

I finally got a somewhat decent small scan today. Ultimately the goal is to use this scanner to pickup boundaries on UTV bodies and design parts around the scans.

Now I need help getting the scans into Autocad to draw against as existing boundaries. I’m not familiar with these scan files. We use fls files with Faro Scene and Recap at work for scans from our Faro scanner. This I know how to work with.

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If you bring the PLY file of the point cloud before meshing intro Meshlab, you can export an E57 file that you can index in ReCap.

This works great! Thanks!

Email scan to computer from iphone
Open in Meshlab
Export from meshlab as e57 file
Import e57 file into Recap
Save as a rcp file
Import rcp file into autocad as a pointcloud.

Seem like a lot of steps but for now it works.