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.
Electrical and Civil engineers, construction managers, architects
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.
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.
Can you really use only simple photographs as the base to build a fully parametric Building Information Model of existing buildings or infrastructure in Autodesk Revit? Don’t you need a laser scan? Or traditional survey? <br /> <br /> In this hands on lab, you will have the opportunity to use Autodesk Recap to take photographs taken on an iPhone to produce a Autodesk Recap point cloud. We will take you through the full the whole process of this, from signing up your account through to the advanced GPS powered coordination features. We will then look at how we can use the outputs of this, including the mesh within Autodesk Remake, where we will show you how to import the data and visually inspect it. We will also dive into Autodesk Revit, where we will build a simple Autodesk Revit model which could be used for continued development. And…. We have a few surprises in store as well if we get the time! <br /> <br /> Further to all of the above, we would love to share our findings of how we have utilised photogrammetry on large sites, such as a lift bridge on the Isle of Wight and to calculate cut and fill requirements to restore infrastructure after the floods in Cumbria. We will share our lessons learnt, best practice and even give you the opportunity to see the very impressive full dataset which was generated using over 600 30 mega pixel photos taken using a UAV (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle, or “Drone”).
3D technology has historically been reserved for large, exclusive, purpose-specific platforms. Users have been required to have advanced knowledge of laser scanning to operate high-tech scanners. As technology continues to evolve, laser scanning is just one piece that is moving to a smaller, inclusive, all-encompassing platform.<br/> <br/> In this presentation, Hexagon Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem will take you through the journey of how this evolution led to the creation of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and lightest imaging 3D laser scanner. Moving from the belief that AEC professionals couldn’t access the technology due to the high barriers of entry to democratising laser scanning for anyone with inspiration and desire to embrace new possibilities, the development of the BLK360 is opening opportunities previously thought unobtainable. Don’t miss this future-looking presentation and your chance to experience the latest in laser scanning technology.
Through a practical real-world example, investigate and understand the benefits that different reality capture technology can bring to your construction workflows. When and where would you use this technology and how do you bring this data back into the office to allow you to make decisions on accurate information. Utilising a range of Autodesk software to generate 3D deliverables from photography, scan data and mobile mapping data. Understanding how bringing reality capture data into Navisworks can generate clash reports, inform scheduling information and linking this back to our site teams through BIM360 glue and field. Discover what reality capture technology fits your requirements and how using Autodesk software, it can be used to its full potential. Real-World project: Construction site in Manchester: an area will be captured using a range of photogrammetry, laser scanning (BLK360 included) and mobile mapping technology. Project enabled through collaboration with Leica Geosystems
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
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