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
Architects, engineers, planners, and technicians that work with reality data and need that data placed in specific geographic coordinate systems.
Seth Koterba is a principal engineer on the ReCap Team at Autodesk, Inc. He has 10 years of experience working with and developing software for reality data. In addition to developing products, he frequently helps Autodesk customers with education and technical assistance on the use of those products.
Ramesh Sridharan is a product owner in the AEC Product Development Group (PDG) at Autodesk, Inc. His team focuses on creating solutions that enable users to utilize reality-capture data for major infrastructure designs and models. To realize this goal, they work on 3D point-cloud processing, machine learning, and image processing that extracts and models core information content for large, reality-capture, point-cloud data that are used for modeling and design purposes. Before joining Autodesk, he was a chief technology officer at Virtual Geomatics, which was acquired by Autodesk in 2014. As a CTO, he was in charge of product development that focuses on point-cloud information extraction for different infrastructure applications. He has been working with the reality-capture field for more than decade and a half, and he received his postgraduate degree from Indian Institutes of Technology, with research focus on image processing and artificial intelligence.
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!