3D scanning technology is quickly becoming more affordable and mainstream the way 2D scanning was 20 years ago. In this session, you'll learn how to jumpstart your designs by referencing existing conditions into your AutoCAD drawings. See how point cloud data is captured in the field and easily processed for access in AutoCAD software using ReCap Pro software. Explore some of the simple ReCap tools for navigating and editing point cloud files. Learn how to bring that point cloud data into AutoCAD to accurately measure, create, and document your new designs. Throughout this session, we'll share real-world examples of how you can use this technology to persuade stakeholders, save time, and minimize costs. 3D scanning is the future-and the future is inevitable. Don't be left in the past.
- Discover the general process for using point cloud data in AutoCAD from the initial 3D scanning to documenting
- Learn how to recognize common scenarios where point cloud data can benefit the design process
- Discover tools and technologies to help integrate point cloud data in the design process
- Discover how 3D scanning, ReCap, and AutoCAD can be applied to your own projects
Michael Mizuno is a senior product manager on the Reality Solutions Team at Autodesk, Inc. Mizuno has worked in the construction and manufacturing industries for 15 years. He earned bachelor’s degrees in both mechanical engineering and computer science from the University of Saskatchewan. He now lives and works in San Francisco.
Heidi Hewett has dedicated her career to educating people on the use of AutoCAD software. She began using AutoCAD as a student in 1986. Soon after earning her B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Heidi transitioned from an Autodesk customer to an Autodesk employee. During her career at Autodesk, Heidi has held a variety of positions including Product Support Technician, Training Specialist, and Senior Applications Engineer. In her current role as the AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi assists the marketing team in developing and delivering technical marketing material for AutoCAD. She continues to educate Autodesk customers, partners, and employees through Webcasts, seminars, and her AutoCAD Insider blog. It is her passion for education that inspired Heidi to earn an M.S. in Technical Communication and an M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies.