Who would be picked last in a pick-up game of Building Information Modeling (BIM)? Would it be the point cloud, which is accurate and an actual representation of reality, or would it be the virtual model, which is light and nimble but is only a representation of reality. Dramatic improvements in the software over the past 2 years have enabled us to do more and more with our point cloud data. So do we need to convert them to models? Or can we just work with those millions of points? The answer is yesit depends on the end use, and we'll explain why. There is no doubt that the accuracy of the point cloud is much higher than that of the best-fit model, but its size and inability to host information like a model does still leave something to be desired. We will show you how to maximize on your investment and expand its return. We will also share effective practices for converting clouds to models using products like ClearEdge 3D's Edgewise, and you'll learn effective practices for working with the cloud data across platforms such as ReCap software, Revit software, and Navisworks project review software.
Ideal for those wanting more from their reality capture for less cost
Kristopher M. Lengieza earned his engineering degree in 2004 from Lehigh University. He began his career in 2004, and he quickly became a leader in virtual design and construction (VDC). ENR (Engineering News Record) and BD&C (Building Design and Construction) have recognized him as a top construction professional. He is now leading the VDC integration effort at Stiles Corporation. Stiles has come a great distance since Kristopher began integrating VDC and technology into the company, and it is now reaching beyond the low-hanging fruit and pushing the envelope of what VDC can do for construction and also for the whole construction and real estate (CRE) industry. He has been a speaker at several Building Information Modeling (BIM) events, including Autodesk University, SPAR, Associated General Contractors (AGC), American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), Ecobuild, Building Schools for the Future (BSF), BIMForum, and Construction Association of South Florida (CASF). Kris believes in an integrated VDC approach consumed and utilized by all departments, not just by a single department. Kris believes that VDC is the future of construction and collaboration and that it is rapidly changing the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. He is always willing to share his ideas and insight to help better the industry and the market.
Mark received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has more than 10 year's experience in the laser scanning and 3D modeling industry. He is currently President of PrecisionPoint, Inc., based in Indianapolis, a national provider of 3D laser scanning services, Building Information Modeling, 3D Visual Animations, Training and Consulting. Prior to joining PrecisionPoint he was Regional Manager at FARO Technologies. Mark writes and lectures extensively on 3D scanning and BIM modeling workflow efficiency.
AU Las Vegas
ReCap, Autodesk 360, A360, A360, Revit for Structural Engineers, Revit for MEP Engineers, Revit for Construction, Revit for Architects, Navisworks