The cost and duration of communicating design intent for substation relocation and pad-mounted transformer replacements has typically been prohibitive and can lack the visualization needed for all types of stakeholders. The typical utility has many instances in which stakeholder and municipal approval may be required to move on to the next phase of the project. With the new approach using 3D reality capture, it has never been easier for utilities to gather 3D models and integrate them into photorealistic site designs for better stakeholder visualization and approval. This 90-minute lab will provide engineers, planners, and business users in electric utilities with the tools they need to create a comprehensive 3D model of a small substation based on 2D geographic information system (GIS) data gathered from various database and file sources; 3D terrain models; LiDAR (light detection and ranging) site scans; ReCap 360 software projects of existing infrastructure; and 3D designs from AutoCAD Utility Design software.
- Learn how to aggregate 2D GIS and 3D model data with InfraWorks
- Learn how to use ReCap 360 to develop high-quality 3D models of existing infrastructure
- Learn how to integrate realistic 3D models of design data from AutoCAD Utility Design
- Learn how to share and collaborate using InfraWorks 360 web tools