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Routing Pipe in a Crowded Facility Using a Scanner, ReCap Pro, Revit, and Navisworks

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    While scanning technology is nothing new, improvements in its ease of use are expanding its applications. Using a Leica BLK360 scanner, two designers without prior survey or scanning experience captured a large portion of a wastewater treatment plant’s tunnels and connected facilities in four days, in preparation for a design project. New piping is to be installed in these existing facilities, which are already crowded with piping and equipment—a common scenario in similar long-established facilities. A rough routing drafted in Revit software was added to Navisworks software, along with the point-cloud files, enabling direct interference checks between the two without converting the point cloud to a model. Attendees will discover the detailed workflow they should apply to use this technology, and learn how it was used on this project in Ohio.

    Key Learnings

    • Check for interferences between a Revit or other 3D model and point clouds in Navisworks
    • Learn about the scanning workflow for the Leica BLK360 and ReCap Pro Mobile
    • Discover how various stakeholders could benefit from using this technology
    • Discover how a point cloud can be useful without being converted to a model