Who would be picked last in a pick-up game of Building Information Modeling (BIM)? Would it be the point cloud, which is accurate and an actual representation of reality, or would it be the virtual model, which is light and nimble but is only a representation of reality. Dramatic improvements in the software over the past 2 years have enabled us to do more and more with our point cloud data. So do we need to convert them to models? Or can we just work with those millions of points? The answer is yesit depends on the end use, and we'll explain why. There is no doubt that the accuracy of the point cloud is much higher than that of the best-fit model, but its size and inability to host information like a model does still leave something to be desired. We will show you how to maximize on your investment and expand its return. We will also share effective practices for converting clouds to models using products like ClearEdge 3D's Edgewise, and you'll learn effective practices for working with the cloud data across platforms such as ReCap software, Revit software, and Navisworks project review software.
- Learn when to model from a point cloud and when to use the cloud as it is
- Learn how to reduce scanning conversion costs
- Learn how to capitalize on ReCap software to use the cloud data the suite products from Autodesk
- Discover why reality capture is the way of the future
Kristopher M. Lengieza, director of virtual design and construction (VDC) at Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been instrumental with the integration of VDC, lean and LEED principles in several companies over the course of his career. Lengieza has earned a multitude of awards for his work, and he was nationally recognized by both ENR (Engineering News Record) and BD&C (Building Design and Construction) as one of the top 40 construction professionals under 40. He is constantly seeking to further the use of technology and foster innovation in the construction industry, most recently as part of the Construction PDF Coalition. As such, Lengieza has been a sought-after speaker for national conferences, including Autodesk University, BIMForum, Ecobuild, SPAR, and many other regional events. More importantly, Lengieza is always willing to volunteer and share his knowledge. He has taught for numerous organizations over the past 5 years, including Associated General Contractors and American Institute of Architects to name a few. Lengieza earned his civil engineering degree in 2004, from Lehigh University.
Mark received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has more than 10 year's experience in the laser scanning and 3D modeling industry. He is currently President of PrecisionPoint, Inc., based in Indianapolis, a national provider of 3D laser scanning services, Building Information Modeling, 3D Visual Animations, Training and Consulting. Prior to joining PrecisionPoint he was Regional Manager at FARO Technologies. Mark writes and lectures extensively on 3D scanning and BIM modeling workflow efficiency.