IMAGINiT was using the original version of the cylinder recognition tool in its Scan to BIM software. This tool could only recognize a single cylinder at a time and had very low performance on large point cloud data. This did not allow the tool to be widely used and made the reconstruction of models from 3D scans of plants containing a lot of cylinders, such as petrochemical plants and refineries, especially difficult. Automated methods for the detection and fitting of cylinders in point cloud data are essential for 3D reconstruction of these sites. The current cylinder recognition tool did not perform as well as their competition and IMAGINiT wanted to provide their customers with a tool that would outperform in both accuracy and speed.