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.
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
Reality capture has become the new normal for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry in delivering and executing projects. But as is the case with any new method, the first few years are always the Wild Wild West—with minimal standards, compliance checks, and quality procedures in place. This roundtable will give participants the ability to have detailed discussions with industry experts who’ve been in the trenches on hundreds of reality-capture jobs, including static LiDAR (light detection and ranging), drones, and photogrammetry. This roundtable will focus discussions on methods for determining whether to procure services or move them in house, staffing requirements for project execution, and critical elements to better ensure successful usage of reality-capture data. This session features ReCap 360 and Navisworks Manage.
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.
Terrestrial laser scanning enables accurate capture of complex spaces, such as the interior of factories, hospitals, process plants, and civil infrastructure. Reconstruction of 3D shape and appearance from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based photographs enables operators to rapidly capture exterior structures and their surroundings. Merging these technologies helps users quickly and accurately capture their entire facility—including impractical areas such as rooftops—and provide outdoor context to indoor scans for complete site mapping. We will present workflows for combining terrestrial scan data and UAV photo models into a unified point cloud for visualization, interrogation, design, modeling, and analysis. We will highlight how operators can capitalize on the accuracy and reliability of laser scanning through UAVs’ capability to quickly capture expansive environments in great detail, and provide reality-captured context to improve downstream workflows in AutoCAD software, Revit software, and InfraWorks software. This session features ReCap 360. AIA Approved
In recent years, the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has actively explored efficient and cost-effective approaches to capturing accurate geospatial data. From laser scanning to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), from point clouds to photogrammetry, it is still unclear which tool favors which use cases. Do I really need 1,000,000 points to solve this problem? This course will focus on the technological aspects and provide a comparison of current reality-capture (RC) tools: oblique and nadir photogrammetry, structured light scanners, laser scanners, and reflectorless total stations. We will dive into metrics for each type of documentation, including accuracy, speed, file size, and investment. We will present data on projects of varying scale (a corporate headquarters to a suburban value office). By defining use cases and expectations, we will discuss which tools are appropriate for visual planning, calculating volumetric quantities, measuring productivity, documenting progress, and confirming accuracy on the site or in the building. This session features ReCap 360, BIM 360 Layout, 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.
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
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)
We are going to discuss workflows from ReCAP 360 Pro software to Insight 360 software where we can rapidly generate a building performance analysis starting from a point cloud. How do these cloud services fit in with Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows and how can you use them side by side with Revit software? This session features ReCap 360, Green Building Studio, and Revit. 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.
Today, ubiquitous sensors make it possible to digitize the real world around us. To do what, you ask?<br/><br/>We can digitize objects from the past for archiving purposes, digitize historic collections to enable universal access, monitor and protect natural landscapes or species and make education more fun! We can also digitize physical art for commercial purposes, digitize ourselves for fun or medical purposes, make realistic assets for games, film and exciting new interactive experiences that can augment the value of the captured reality.<br/><br/>How is that relevant to us designers, the makers of the future?<br/><br/>Join Tanja and Grant for a 1.5 hour lab session and learn how to use captured reality to start new designs and create 3d models in novel ways. We’ll cover how to create a 3D model by tracing over a digitized capture, how to create new designs using complex shapes made by nature as inspirations or as final parts in your designs, how to develop designs variations switching between physical and digital prototypes, how to make personalized accessories or medical equipment, or simply how to repair broken parts no longer available for sale …<br/><br/>With ReMake and Fusion360, we offer new exciting concept and design workflows – join us and learn how to do it all!
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