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LiDAR Data and Point Clouds: From Scanning to Planning and Beyond

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    This class is designed for the surveyor, engineer, or planner who is interested in finding out more about incorporating the use of LiDAR data into their project lifecycle using products from Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2014. The class focuses on the key workflow processes for incorporating LiDAR data from data collection and review to planning and design. With the addition of ReCap™ software to the 2014 design suites, the ability to process and review LiDAR data has been incorporated into our project workflow. In this class, we begin by reviewing and editing a sample LiDAR dataset in ReCap. Next, we see how the data can be incorporated into planning stage visualization using InfraWorks™ software. Following InfraWorks, we see how the LiDAR data can be incorporated into AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software and used for creating existing ground models for the basis of design using Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate.

    Key Learnings

    • Describe the capabilities of ReCap and explain where it can be used in the project workflow process
    • Incorporate LiDAR data into high level planning stage visualizations in InfraWorks
    • Import processed data directly into design software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit
    • Process and edit LiDAR data prior to importing it into the primary design software