Point clouds are a very important component in current infrastructure projects, and it is vital to know how to handle them for successful project execution. This class will provide all the necessary information to import, process, and extract information from point cloud data in Autodesk, Inc., architecture, engineering, and construction products. More specifically, this class will teach surface/terrain generation from high-resolution point cloud data in InfraWorks software and demonstrate how to use it in AutoCAD Civil 3D software. The class will also cover how to model city asset features to create a virtual city model, and how to bring those city assets into a design product (such as AutoCAD Civil 3D software) as COGO points. This class does not have any prerequisite. Any knowledge of InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and point clouds will be helpful in understanding the class material. At the end of this class, attendees will be able to use point cloud data with ease and confidence for their modeling and design projects. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and ReCap 360.
- Learn how to use point cloud visualization for analysis
- Learn how to generate a terrain/surface from point cloud data
- Learn how to use point cloud information between InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Learn how to model infrastructure assets in InfraWorks using point clouds
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