This class will compare the process of building a Revit software model from reality capture 3D laser scans versus building one from historic plans. Often clients assume that modeling from a plan is faster and cheaper than sending a scanning crew to the site. We look at several case studies and compare the numbers to show how and why 3D laser scanning is less expensive, faster, and more accurate.
- Learn how to compare the costs and benefits of creating as-built models based on 3D laser scans versus existing 2D drawings
- Discover the skills, technology, and time requirements for creating an as-built model based on 3D scans versus existing 2D drawings
- Understand when scanning to create an as-built model would be feasible and cost-effective, and in which projects
- Understand a general overview of 3D laser scanning and how to use it with the Building Design Suite
Larry Kleinkemper, AIA, has lectured on 3 continents. He has spoken at Autodesk University, SPAR, Texas Society of Architects Convention, the Building Communities Conference, and many other events. Larry is known as a leader in computer modeling, rendering, and animation, Larry has received honors among his peers and clients for his expertise. He is an architect with over 18 years of experience in his field. Over the last decade, he has concentrated on providing light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanning of buildings in order to create precise intelligent models. His registrations include National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)-accredited architect, and he is currently registered in Texas and Missouri. He is the past executive president of the Autodesk Animation User Group Association, and he is a past president and founder of the 3ds Max User Group in London, England. He is a current member of the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation.