Navisworks 2014 software onwards gained an enhanced capability to utilize point cloud data via the use of the ReCap software engine. The aim of this class is to demonstrate how you can use this enhanced capability on infrastructure projects with point clouds upward of 2.5 billion points. As infrastructure engineers we often have to work around existing constraints of buildings, footbridges, flyovers, railway arches, bridges, and a wide range of other structures, all of which need clearances from our carriageway envelopes. We will look at how you can use these large point clouds to not only demonstrate these interactions to our clients and stakeholders, but also to utilize the model to check lateral and headroom clearances and visually inspect visibility issues.
- Learn how to use ReCap to extract the required data from the point cloud and import it into Navisworks
- Learn how to use Navisworks to manually verify headroom clearance from a road alignment to a point cloud of an existing structure
- Learn how to use clearance envelopes with Navisworks Clash Detective to automate structure clearance checks
- Learn how to use Navisworks to visualize complex projects and demonstrate visibility requirements to approving authorities
Ian Philpott graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Since graduation, Ian has worked for both contractors and consultants on a wide variety of infrastructure-related projects, including sewage treatment plants, residential and mixed-use developments, and major highways schemes. He specializes in 3D modeling and coordination of complex infrastructure projects and championing the use of 3D modeling and Building Information Modeling (BIM) across teams in multiple offices. Ian also chairs an internal AutoCAD Civil 3D Steering Group, which is responsible for developing the standards, templates, and workflows for the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Ian’s current project is a major urban regeneration project within which he is responsible for project-wide BIM processes and model coordination across all disciplines, including highways, infrastructure, drainage, utilities, and external building interfaces using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Navisworks software.