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Complete Workflow for implementing 3D Scanning in Large Plant engineering and construction
Tom Traen, Merijn Vanalderweireldt
Autodesk University
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This class will explore the implementation of an efficient workflow for 3D scanning of large plants. From laser scanning at the field until a point cloud, which can be combined with a 2D layout and 3D models, our scan projects count regularly more than 100 scans. These scans are then combined in Navisworks software with a 3D model of a new line generated at our company. During the construction we scan the site to check if the design corresponds with the engineering to predict mistakes. This workflow has been improved on a lot since the start, and this is what we want to teach in this class. This session features ReCap, Inventor Professional, and Navisworks Manage.

Key Learnings

  • Learn about laser scanning at the field
  • Learn how to process large scanning projects
  • Learn how to combine scans with 2D layout and 3D models in Navisworks
  • Issues with 3D scanning


Tom Traen
Tom Traen is 27 years old and living in Belgium. He recently graduated from Ghent University (Belgium) with a degree in industrial engineering after previously obtaining his electrotechnical engineer diploma. He has been working at Sicoplan for 2 years. One of his responsibilities is the development of an efficient workflow for 3D scanning of large plants situated in the wood-based industry. He has already done 7 projects across the world, and he’s learned a lot. The resulting scan is then combined with a 2D layout and a 3D model of the new line. A 3D scan is very helpful for projects where a new line needs to be placed in an existing factory.
Merijn Vanalderweireldt
I’m an engineer holding a master’s degree in industrial engineering. I’ve been working for 6 years at Sicoplan, an engineering office in Lauwe, near Kortrijk in Belgium. <br/>At sicoplan I'm responsible for the management of all the design processes that are in place in our company. They are quite specific since we make large concept models (approx 60 000m² each) of facilities for the wood based panel industry on a high frequency (10 models/year with 40 people) base. To do this we work with various Autodesk products.


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