Autodesk University
Roundtable    BLD227104-R
Dots to Data: Scanning the Structural Steel Industry
Autodesk University
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Laser scanners, long used in plant design, are now being adopted by the structural steel industry. Will this mean better integration of the design office, fabrication shop, and construction site? In this roundtable discussion, we’ll explore ways to use laser scanners in your Advance Steel and Revit workflows. Whether you’re using laser scanners as an as-built tool, an analysis tool, or to generate fully intelligent 3D models, by sharing collective experiences, we can explore the full potential of converting dots to data.


  • Learn how others are using laser-scan technology to create 3D models using Advance Steel and Revit
  • Learn how others are using scanned data and 3D models for analysis and reporting
  • Discover ways that the data could be used for other applications, such as construction progress and monitoring
  • Discuss where the industry would like to see the scan-to-BIM technology go in the future