Capturing existing conditions and context for a proposed build site has never been easier. Site Scan is an intuitive aerial drone platform for automatically capturing site information and seamlessly pushing the data into the Autodesk, Inc., network. Join Daniel to learn how to safely and easily capture drone imagery for your site; generate orthos images, meshes, and point clouds; import those data products into ReCap 360 Pro software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and InfraWorks 360 software; and capitalize on these tools to simplify site surveys, calculate volumetrics, and assemble beautiful client updates and marketing presentations. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360. AIA Approved
- Learn how to capture a point cloud, mesh, and ortho with Site Scan
- Learn how to edit, manipulate, and merge point clouds in ReCap 360 Pro
- Learn how to import and analyze point clouds in AutoCAD Civil 3D and InfraWorks
- Learn how to use drone data to accurately estimate jobs and win new business
Daniel McKinnon is the enterprise product manager at 3DR. He’s worked closely with the ReCap Team at Autodesk, Inc., to build Site Scan, an intuitive application for autonomous drone inspections, surveys, and scans that seamlessly integrates with the Autodesk software network. Site Scan enables Autodesk customers to generate aerial imagery, orthophotos, point clouds, or meshes for infrastructure planning, construction monitoring, and myriad other uses. McKinnon received his bachelor’s degree in physics and his doctorate in chemical engineering before co-founding Agribotix, an agricultural survey company, after being conscripted by the Denver Zoo to develop a drone for wildlife observation and capture. At Agribotix, he worked extensively with growers and agronomists to develop both a data collection workflow and a data-processing solution. These efforts have resulted in the establishment of several concrete value propositions for drones in agriculture.