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Aaron Mason

GEN21132: Designing Reality—Incorporating Point Clouds into Utility Design

(Duration 59:54)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover how different types of point clouds add value to design
  • Learn which methods are used to incorporate point clouds into AutoCAD Utility Design
  • Learn how to use point-cloud-generated terrains to automate 3D design in AutoCAD Utility Design
  • Learn how to reference point clouds from multiple sources and methods into a single design

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Utilizing point clouds from several different reality-capture methods (including photogrammetry, tripod-mounted laser scanners, handheld laser scanners, ground-penetrating radar, aerial LiDAR (light detection and ranging), and 3D underground locates) we will generate 3D designs in AutoCAD Utility Design software. Linework and terrain models generated from point clouds in AutoCAD Civil 3D software will be imported into AutoCAD Utility Design software to automate 3D design and elevations by accurately referencing 3D design elements to the terrain. We will reference in several other point clouds from different reality-capture methods, and generate 3D designs based off of the geometry of these point clouds. This will include aligning proposed underground utilities to existing underground utilities based off of point cloud geometry, and adjusting alignments of underground utility routes based off of 3D alignments of other utilities. This class is a good follow up to "Capturing Reality: Incorporating Reality Capture into AutoCAD Utility Design and Use in SUE" This session features AutoCAD Utility Design, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Drafters, Designers, Engineers, and Leads looking to improve efficiency and data quality in the design process through incorporating reality capture and using point clouds to generate 3D design elements.

Speakers

Speakers

Aaron Mason

Aaron Mason is Lead Drafter and CPR engineer at Anchorage Municipal Light & Power with over 15 years’ experience in civil/utility construction, including surveying, inspection, drafting, and geographic information system (GIS). Through over 10 years of drafting experience, Mason has developed drafting standards, workflows, and configuration requirements for how AutoCAD software works throughout the company’s Engineering department. He is currently working on innovating new ways to incorporate reality capture using different scanning methods into AutoCAD Utility Design software, including point clouds from photogrammetry (tripod and drone mounted cameras), ground-penetrating radar, handheld laser scanners, tripod mounted scanners, aerial LiDAR (light detection and ranging), and 3D underground electrical locates. Mason is currently working on upgrades to AutoCAD Utility Design 2016 software to automate infrastructure lifecycle by streamlining asset management and material allocations through integrations between AutoCAD software, GIS, and asset management systems.

Forrest Roy

Forrest Roy has been working in the utility industry for over 15 years. He is currently the lead underground cable locator for Anchorage Municipal Light and Power (AMLP). In this role, he is responsible for managing the excavation damage-prevention program for the entire utility. In 2014, using ReCap software, he helped develop the 3D modeling program that has enabled AMLP to begin modeling their underground vaults and infrastructure. Forrest Roy and Everett Clary of AMLP submitted and won the Excellence in Infrastructure award during Autodesk University 2014. Forrest is currently involved in using new technologies and techniques to create 3D models and point clouds in ReCap software, Remake (formerly Memento) software, and InfraWorks software. He is leading the charge for more reality-capture technology to bring realism and substance to current 2D drawings, including laser scanning, structured light, photogrammetry, and 360 photography and providing a true mobile solution for field crews.

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Published

  • 2016
  • GEN21132
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD Utility Design
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • ReCap 360

Industries

  • Utilities & Telecom
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas

Topics

  • AutoCAD and General Design
  • Infrastructure Basics and Beyond