This workflow-centric presentation will explore using a combination of LiDAR (light detection and ranging)-derived existing models and proposed Building Information Modeling (BIM). Topics to be covered include discovering 3D laser scanning, using ReCap software to exploit LiDAR data to obtain as-built or existing conditions, bringing the point clouds into InfraWorks software and 3ds Max software for preliminary and conceptual design, generating BIM design for AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and blending LiDAR data with proposed design in AutoCAD Civil 3D software. We will demonstrate how to avoid potential construction issues by combining these technologies to virtually construct the project. We will also discuss integrating industry innovations, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and automatic machine grading (AMG).
- Learn how to handle LiDAR data in ReCap and prepare for design use
- Learn how to use LiDAR and other models in InfraWorks
- Learn how to use LiDAR and other models in 3dS Max
- Learn how to bring LiDAR into AutoCAD Civil 3D and use it to create and design from
Rusty Steel is the technology manager at CEC // Infrastructure Solutions. He has a background in survey and all aspects of infrastructure design, and he oversees 3D modeling for design, IT, and other technologies while specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination with infrastructure design at CEC. With 12 years of experience in designing major civil projects and training other industry experts, he has worked with most major design software. He has gained professional Autodesk, Inc., certifications in AutoCAD software and AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and he has recently started an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) in Oklahoma City. CEC is one of the few design firms in the region to also be an ATC. In addition, Rusty is one of the 38 Autodesk Certified Instructors for AutoCAD Civil 3D in the United States.
Bartley Estes is the LiDAR (light detection and ranging) project manager at CEC // Infrastructure Solutions. With a background in geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing, he is responsible for managing all LiDAR data acquisition and data processing at CEC. His experience in both LiDAR development and sensor integration has led him to be recognized among industry experts in the geospatial community.