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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to adopt point-cloud workflows within the 2015 Plant Design Suite software
  • Gain insight from user experiences regarding what to expect with new Autodesk technology
  • Understand the recommended steps for preparing laser scan projects within your Autodesk design package
  • Discover how to extract typically needed plant deliverables from point clouds, such as intelligent models, tie-ins, and more



Over the past few years point clouds have gone from novelty to design requirement. During this time many companies have encountered technological limitations due to insufficient hardware and software solutions. Much has changed. The reality computing technology from Autodesk, Inc., is making laser scan data easier and more efficient to use than ever. This class will examine real Autodesk user experiences regarding how these firms are successfully implementing point cloud data for plant design. Gain insight on the software used, the growing pains experienced in introducing new technology, and the workflows adopted to help users get from the field to completed design. This class will also recommend favorable workflows within Plant Design Suite 2015 software. Discover how to achieve typically needed plant deliverables, including catalog piping and structural design, tie-in point extraction, clash reporting, isometrics, and equipment analysis all from native Autodesk point clouds.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Plant, piping and structural designers interested in the latest possibilities with point clouds within AutoCAD.



Scott Diaz

Scott is director and owner of kubit USA in Houston, Texas Over the past 7 years Scott has been promoting, developing and teaching Autodesk based reality capture and reality computing workflows throughout various industries. He and his team have setup major reseller relationships throughout the US which support kubit's efforts in offering AutoCAD and Revit based products for as-built capture and design. Scott has a background in business management and marketing with an MBA from Lamar University. He worked previously as technical marketing manager for an Autodesk 3rd party developer focused on industrial facility design.

John Bunn

John is the Technical Sales & Support Manager for kubitUSA and is mainly involved in the PointSense family of products. He has 15+ years of experience with AutoCAD and Autodesk products, both from a user-perspective and as a developer (primarily in AutoLISP and C++). Located in Houston, John has been directly involved with the Oil & Gas industry in all project aspects, ranging from P&IDs to isometrics and models.



  • 2014
  • PD6732-P
  • AU Las Vegas


  • AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD, ReCap, AutoCAD Structural Detailing, AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD MEP


  • Civil Engineering and Natural Resources


  • Plant Design