This session will cover how SSOE Group has changed its delivery process on retrofit projects to reduce waste in the engineering and construction process as a standard of care for its clients. The key point of this entire process is reliance on the laser scan and all team members working with the data in ReCap software, Navisworks software, and the modeling platform (Revit software, AutoCAD Plant 3D software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, or AutoCAD software). We will highlight practical examples on how to utilize laser scans as the sole source of truth and reference into our design software. Additionally we will review our unique process in which we remove all demolition objects from the scan model to coordinate with the proposed scope of work. Project examples will demonstrate how SSOE has been able to competitively bid projects while still maintaining a healthy profit margin. This session features ReCap 360, Navisworks Manage, and Revit. AIA Approved
Mark LaBell has a passion and unparalleled dedication for the practice of virtual design and construction methods in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. He has served as a user and customization expert in 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD software for over 15 years, and he provides support and training for users to educate them on how to maintain a sound and practical user environment. Always looking for the next best thing—whether process improvement, software, or hardware when it comes to practical design and user experience—LaBell has learned that there is never a “one size fits all” approach, no matter what the client requirements dictate. He has spearheaded and hosted SSOE Group’s annual hackathon, which is a business planning process that enables all non-principal-level staff to participate in business planning and new business opportunities. Over the past 18 months, LaBell has presented at numerous conferences, including Autodesk University, BIMForum, SPAR International, PSMJ AEC Thrive Summit, BIM Integration Congress, and Midwest University.
Tony Paupert is a VDC Technical Leader at SSOE Group, a global engineering, procurement and construction management firm. He is an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional with 20 years’ experience in the industry, 16 of those with SSOE. In his day-to-day role, he provides best practices and methods to internal project teams. Leveraging optimized Point Cloud data within Revit and other platforms is his constant objective. Tony also supports and mentors Project Coordinators and BIM Champions with challenges and complicated project setup, as well as teaches teammates on new practices and methods.
Tony is part of an ongoing collaborative effort to produce workflows and processes that make working between multi-platforms possible, ensuring efficient / high quality deliverables. SSOE uses this methodology for their Revit projects and has proven successful in sharing workload with SSOE project teams worldwide.
Times are tough, budgets are tight, and teams are lean. The past year has been full of heartache—especially for those working in the petrochemical field. Long gone are the days of $100 oil. Nonetheless, facilities are busy and business must continue. Maintaining facilities on a tighter budget means owners are looking for the best possible return on investment. Technology to the rescue! This class will welcome a variety of real-world stories about how engineering firms are benefiting from their investment in reality capture and Autodesk, Inc.’s, reality-computing workflows. Attendees will listen to their peers share stories about the latest trends for extracting value from point clouds in the plant environment and how it is saving their company money. Topics may include point clouds to fabrication, scanning for asset management, verifying new design in the as-built environment, and more. In addition, speakers will show practical demonstrations of how these workflows are accomplished in Autodesk software This session features AutoCAD Plant 3D and ReCap 360.
Project Case Study where deployed innovation and implementation of three different technologies 1) BIM 360 Plan 2) Revit/C3D Design Models 3) UAV/Drone image capture and point cloud generation provided the ability to isolate and recognize potential schedule risk impacts/conflicts between submitted weekly work plans and actual job progress in a real-time manner. (One page summary brief available upon request for additional detail)
Join us for a guided tour of how Black & Veatch is exploring the potential impact of virtual-reality (VR) job sites on the future of design and construction. What's a VR job site, you ask? It is a virtual version of the actual job site, including cranes and temporary works. This virtual version can take many forms, ranging from 3D meshes to spherical photography. The idea is to create and use VR job sites for planning, safety, and historical purposes because VR eliminates assumptions and risk by capturing and portraying the actual job-site conditions, not just modeled conditions. Additionally—and most fun of all—you can immerse yourself in a VR job site or future design using first-person VR. Together we will explore real examples—proofs of concepts and ideas from infrastructure projects—including power plants and water projects. But it won't be a total space odyssey—some of the ideas we will explore together are being implemented today, and with ease! This session features ReCap, ReCap 360, and Revit. AIA Approved
Point clouds are a very important component in current infrastructure projects, and it is vital to know how to handle them for successful project execution. This class will provide all the necessary information to import, process, and extract information from point cloud data in Autodesk, Inc., architecture, engineering, and construction products. More specifically, this class will teach surface/terrain generation from high-resolution point cloud data in InfraWorks software and demonstrate how to use it in AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The class will also cover how to model city asset features to create a virtual city model, and how to bring those city assets into a design product (such as AutoCAD Civil 3D software) as COGO points. This class does not have any prerequisite. Any knowledge of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and point clouds will be helpful in understanding the class material. At the end of this class, attendees will be able to use point cloud data with ease and confidence for their modeling and design projects. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360.
Capturing existing conditions and context for a proposed build site has never been easier. Site Scan is an intuitive aerial drone platform for automatically capturing site information and seamlessly pushing the data into the Autodesk, Inc., network. Join Daniel to learn how to safely and easily capture drone imagery for your site; generate orthos images, meshes, and point clouds; import those data products into ReCap 360 Pro software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and InfraWorks 360 software; and capitalize on these tools to simplify site surveys, calculate volumetrics, and assemble beautiful client updates and marketing presentations. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360. AIA Approved
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.
This lecture will begin with a regulatory overview of that which is required to operate drones commercially in the United States, and a history of B&G’s path to compliant operations on our projects. A simple introduction to types of hardware, outputs, and basic photogrammetry will follow, with lessons learned on what’s necessary to begin mapping and acquiring accurate 3D models. We will share our best practices for planning safe automated-flight missions to acquire 3D meshes and point clouds, and highlight these outputs using real-world examples. Furthermore, we will showcase what is possible when data acquired by drones is integrated deeply into existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, by overlaying point clouds in Autodesk, Inc., software such as Revit software and Navisworks software for use in conceptual modeling, site coordination, and quality-control checks. Finally, we will demonstrate how to share this data easily with entire project teams to provide actionable data for collaboration across locations. This session features Navisworks Manage, ReCap 360, and Revit. AIA Approved
In this presentation, we'll walk through the workflow used to capture 3D reality data with a drone, use that 3D reality data and building design in Stingray game engine, and create virtual reality proposals and client-status updates. Learn how to amaze potential clients with virtual-reality walk-throughs and win their business. This session features Autodesk Stingray and ReCap 360. AIA Approved
There are more than 20 million miles of underground plant in America. That's more than one football field in length for every person in the United States—and more are being put in every year. It is critical that engineers and designers have the best data available. Traditionally this has come from field visits, photographs, and survey points. As the cost of the technology decreases and the accuracy increases, we are able to provide designers with highly accurate, reality-based 3D models to work in. Accurate preconstruction data can reduce subsurface costs by almost 5 times! We will discuss using reality capture to provide point clouds, photogrammetric mesh models, panoramic photos, underground locates, and 360-degree photos to facilitate design. We will discuss the differences between the different methods under the circumstances in which we use them. Finally, we will discuss using them to generate line work and terrain models for use in AutoCAD Utility Design software. Also see: Designing Reality, Incorporating Point Clouds into AutoCAD Utility Design. This session features ReCap 360 and AutoCAD Utility Design.
For many architects, engineers, planners, and project managers the full value of reality data is not unlocked until it is placed and oriented in the right context. If you use reality data and need to place that data in a specific geographic coordinate system, this instructional demo is for you. We will illustrate the tools and techniques that you will need to snap your data into the position and orientation that your project needs. Seth Koterba will start the demonstration by showing a variety of tools and workflows in ReCap 360 Pro software that get your project started off right. Then Ramesh Sridharan will illustrate how to bring this data into InfraWorks 360 software and visualize it in context to extract the most out of your data. We will focus on several reality data types—from static terrestrial scans to dynamic mobile scans and even aerial photo-reconstruction projects. We’ll get you prepared to take your data where it was meant to go. This session features ReCap 360 and InfraWorks 360. AIA Approved
This class will cover workflow process for laser scanning utilizing Z&F scanner, ReCap Ultimate software, AutoCAD Plant 3D software, and Navisworks software. You will learn how to use laser scanning and ReCap software in a real-world retrofit project show, and you’ll gain some timesaving ideas about getting scan data into AutoCAD Plant 3D software and working directly inside the point cloud. You will learn how to get this done with no third-party applications and using only ReCap software, Navisworks software, and AutoCAD Plant 3D software. When you work in environments like chemical plants—which are normally small scan jobs and quick turnaround maintenance types of jobs—using ReCap software and AutoCAD Plant 3D software together can greatly reduce design time and help eliminate construction issues after the design has been completed. This session features ReCap 360 and AutoCAD Plant 3D.
The first part of this session will demonstrate the latest developments in ReCap 360 Pro software, focusing on features released since last year (2017 product year). Topics will include the Scan to Mesh service; registration of unmanned aerial vehicles and handheld point clouds; the use of ReCap software’s OEM tools for advanced workflow integrations; and advanced presentation tools, including high-resolution image export. We will cover in depth new features and workflows with real-world project data. The second part of the session will cover advanced workflow how-to topics pulled from our community forum and idea station. Examples may include aligning data to survey coordinates, optimizing edited data sets, and working with regions and view states. AIA Approved
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