The cost and duration of communicating design intent for substation relocation and pad-mounted transformer replacements has typically been prohibitive and can lack the visualization needed for all types of stakeholders. The typical utility has many instances in which stakeholder and municipal approval may be required to move on to the next phase of the project. With the new approach using 3D reality capture, it has never been easier for utilities to gather 3D models and integrate them into photorealistic site designs for better stakeholder visualization and approval. This 90-minute lab will provide engineers, planners, and business users in electric utilities with the tools they need to create a comprehensive 3D model of a small substation based on 2D geographic information system (GIS) data gathered from various database and file sources; 3D terrain models; LiDAR (light detection and ranging) site scans; ReCap 360 software projects of existing infrastructure; and 3D designs from AutoCAD Utility Design software.
- Learn how to aggregate 2D GIS and 3D model data with InfraWorks
- Learn how to use ReCap 360 to develop high-quality 3D models of existing infrastructure
- Learn how to integrate realistic 3D models of design data from AutoCAD Utility Design
- Learn how to share and collaborate using InfraWorks 360 web tools
Stephen Brockwell founded Brockwell IT Consulting to provide independent business and technical leadership for the Geospatial community. His leadership at Autodesk, where he was a Senior Business Development Manager and Director of Product Management, provided the path for advanced GIS initiatives. Before joining Autodesk, Stephen was on the team for SHL VISION* Solutions, developers of the first all-relational GIS based on Oracle. Qwest Communications and First Energy, among others, still use the underlying technology he developed. Recently, Stephen has been involved in enterprise-level projects for Nevada Energy and First Energy; field mobility projects for City of Alexandria and Welland Hydro; and product development for Autodesk. With his experience in the Geospatial industry including government and private sector, Stephen has been a regular instructor at Autodesk University. He is committed to efficient, low-cost solutions to implement GIS technology for infrastructure design.
Frank Misurec has 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, serving as a solution architect, developer, trainer, and leader. He has more than 15 years of international geospatial consulting to telecommunications, utilities and municipal governments. Mr. Misurec has a proven record of success in managing and implementing solutions that model and maintain utility infrastructure, support the design process, streamline business processes and integrate diverse systems for government and private-sector clients. Recently, mr. Misurec has been involved in projects for First energy, City of Vancouver, Southern California Edison and Multispeak for Autodesk. He is an expert in building business-focused applications utilizing the Autodesk Suite of products including Autodesk MapGuide, Autodesk Map 3D, Autodesk Topobase, Infrastructure Map Server and Autodesk Utility Design. Frank has a BMath in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.