Maintaining an accurate facility layout can a big challenge. The drawings are normally out of date, and it can be a time-consuming task to get the measurements and update the drawings. All of these tasks are typically low-priority activities for most companies. Capturing the reality of your facility will demonstrate a workflow for going from scans of a facility to a 3D model. The class will demonstrate how you can use ReCap software to generate a point cloud of the scan data. Then we'll use point cloud utilities in AutoCAD software to generate sections of the point cloud. Finally, we'll use Factory Design Utilities software in Inventor software to locate equipment in the facility.
- Understand how to import and register scan data in ReCap
- Explore point cloud utilities in AutoCAD, one of which will generate sliced sections of the point cloud
- Explore workflows between ReCap, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, and Inventor to develop a 3D model of the facility
- Discover how to place and author Assets into the Factory Design Utilities layout
Steve Olson is the Manager, Training Services for MESA, Inc. (an Autodesk Gold Partner and an Autodesk Authorized Training Center). He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) and Certified Professional in Inventor, AutoCAD, and Revit Architecture. He has been training students in Autodesk Products, for five years. Steve's industry experience comes from five years of service at Fleetwood Folding Trailers. As Manager, Training Services, Steve has created several courses taught at MESA. He also has received accreditation as an Autodesk Consultant Specialist, and has five years of experience working with customers to analyze their utilization of Inventor's capabilities. Steve has presented topics related to Autodesk software at Autodesk University, Western Pennsylvania Inventor User Group Meetings, Northeast Ohio Inventor User Group Meetings, MESA U, and MESA sponsored events.