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Speedup Railway Site Management: The Power of Automation and the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection

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    In this class, FSTechnology will showcase how to achieve up to 40% in overall time reduction for some site supervision activities by automating the estimation of the site’s physical progress and of cut-and-fill volumes. This class will illustrate two workflows that you can apply to both building information modeling (BIM) projects and traditional project drawings. The first fully automated workflow calculates the progress of the construction works, starting from the exchange on Autodesk Construction Cloud of all point cloud data coming from drone surveys. The main steps are the production of simplified railways track path models in Revit software, the performance of a bespoke clash detection in Navisworks software to assess the works’ progress, and the interpretation of the XML output with .NET scripts to feed a Microsoft Power BI dashboard. The second workflow generates DEM (digital elevation model) surfaces from point clouds via a Python script to then calculate cut-and-fill volumes with Dynamo in Civil 3D. The results are also exported as a structured data source for a Microsoft Power BI dashboard.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to implement automated workflows to extract and elaborate data from site surveys.
    • Learn how to implement parametric planes in Revit from railway tracks as a path.
    • Learn about how to use clash detection in Navisworks to estimate work in progress.
    • Learn how to automatically manage and compare surfaces in Civil 3D to calculate cut-and-fill volumes.