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Discover Drones

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    Poised to have an economic impact of between $80 and $90 billion (according to a CNN Money article), these unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will become a fast-developing part of our architecture, engineering, and construction industry. First, we will go over the potential uses for different disciplines. We will also discuss what the current and developing FAA or local guidelines, laws, and/or jurisdictions are for commercial use. Get tips regarding how to maneuver around your target—whether it is a site, building, or group of objects—for the most effective and safest results. Safety should always be top priority. We will go over the different types of drones, capabilities, and accessories, and we'll talk about camera resolutions. Then we will use ReCap software to generate an object, building, or surface point cloud. From there we will edit our cloud before exporting out for use in AutoCAD software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software (tips regarding how to locate in real-world coordinates), Revit software, Navisworks project review software, or even 3ds Max software.

    Key Learnings

    • Get a basic understanding of the developing commercial drone uses and applications in regards to possible regulations and laws
    • Understand what type of drones work effectively, discover safety tips, and get a basic understanding of camera resolution
    • Learn how to import drone data into ReCap software, then learn how to edit and export point clouds
    • Learn how to import into AutoCAD software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, Revit software, InfraWorks software, Navisworks software, and 3ds Max software