This class is designed to articulate the workflow of creating a topographic survey model within AutoCAD Civil 3D software by using scanner-generated point clouds (Trimble SX10) processed within InfraWorks software. Initially, we will import our point cloud into InfraWorks where it will be analyzed, processed, and filtered. We will then export data from InfraWorks and import it within AutoCAD Civil 3D for additional processing. Once in AutoCAD Civil 3D, we will process data again to create a topographic survey model. To demonstrate this workflow, we'll focus on an actual project containing a retaining wall (75 feet long x 20 feet high) in need of replacement. In this instance, our team decided to supplement a traditional (total station) topographic survey with scanner-generated point clouds to save on field time, and also to promote the safety of our survey crew.
- Learn about project setup and import of point cloud data into InfraWorks
- Learn how to process point cloud data within InfraWorks
- Learn how to extract relevant data from InfraWorks to be used within a topographic survey Learn how to model within AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Learn how to import data into AutoCAD Civil 3D and create a Topographic Survey Model
Ramesh Sridharan has been working with reality capture point clouds, image processing, and machine learning based software development since 2001. With over 15 years of experience, he has successfully driven programs in research and development, technical sales, partner marketing, and customer analysis. He has experience working with customers to understand and set industry workflows which drive the technology forward. He is an expert in pushing technology to its limits and in converting research findings into products that users can apply to real life problems. He is a pioneer in the field of reality capture point cloud product development that can handle and extract information from a large number of 3D datasets. As a Principal Product Owner in the Product Development Group (PDG) since he joined Autodesk in 2014, Ramesh is responsible for information extraction from Reality Capture for AEC applications. Ramesh is a post graduate of Indian Institute of Technology with a research focus in Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence. You can reach Ramesh at Ramesh.Sridharan@Autodesk.com
Eric has been working within the Civil Engineering and Land Surveying industry since 1999 and is currently employed at Missman, Inc.\IMEG Corp.Duties include Civil design, conceptual exhibit creation, Survey data processing, plan review, construction staking setup and coordination. Eric is also responsible for the creation and implementation of the firms Civil 3D and AutoCAD "Plan and Drafting Standards" along with the development of digital data management procedures and project workflow. Eric also administers Civil 3D\AutoCAD training as well as provide peer support.