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Forrest Roy

UT20960: Capturing Reality: Incorporating Reality Capture into Utility Design and Use in SUE

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover different use objectives for point clouds and photogrammetry
  • Learn how to gather data for a SUE model
  • Learn how to use cameras to gather data for photogrammetry
  • Learn how to use laser scanners and structured light scanners

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Electrical and Civil engineers, construction managers, architects

Speakers

Speakers

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.

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.

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Published

  • 2016
  • UT20960
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • ReCap 360
  • AutoCAD Utility Design

Industries

  • Utilities & Telecom
  • Civil Infrastructure

Topics

  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Reality Computing