40 Results for "scan to BIM"
Hands-on Lab / London 2018
Supercharge Your Scan to BIM with PointSense for Revit
The use of reality capture technology and processes in the AEC industry has transformed the design process for the refurbishment and alterations of existing built assets. What was once the niche undertaking of experienced technology and survey companies working on large projects, has now become the starting point for projects of all sizes undertaken by a wide variety of industry professions. However, the conversion of laser scan data to an existing BIM can still be a time-consuming process. This hands-on session will go through the fundamentals of Scan to BIM in Autodesk Revit along with techniques to supercharge your scan to BIM conversion using the FARO PointSense for Revit plugin. The class will begin with a look at the various laser scan formats available, how these translates to Autodesk Recap and how we can optimise the recap project for better functionality and usability within Autodesk Revit. The PointSense for Revit plugin includes a large array of tools for the semi-automated modelling of building elements from point clouds. Starting with coordinate systems and moving through elements such as walls, columns, beams and pipework, the attendees will have the chance to test the semi-automated modelling capabilities on various sample data sets. Quality assurance within the Scan to BIM process is of critical importance and this class will cover tools that can be used to highlight errors in the scan to model conversion process and methods we can use to record these. We will also look at how these same tools can be used to deform elements such as floors to more accurately reflect the real-world conditions. The aim of the session is for attendees to leave with a better understanding of the potential tools available to them, which could ultimately increase the productivity and quality of existing BIMs created by themselves, their teams, and their companies.
Industry Talk / London 2018
Survey to Success: Preparation, Expectation, and Everything in Between
EPR is an Architectural Practice based in Central London. Often working on Heritage buildings with complex architectural details Scan to BIM has become the norm to fit into our Digital Technologies and BIM workflows. Scan to BIM has come a long way; however, there is a disconnect between the design teams requirements and the surveyor's approach to disrupted workflows due to unworkable models. This "old" approach is still a residue from older methodologies often creating silos of work ultimately causing delays or unexpected additional work. We found that earlier engagement and collaboration between all consultants is key for better continues workflows. Requesting Survey to BIM without clear objectives could slow down the process and leave too many interpretations of the brief ultimately realized at untimely stages of work. We found earlier sharing of information and establishing a collaborative relationship helps to speed up deliverables while creating an early warning quality assurance process. Collaborative prevents unmet expectations and helps to keep the project flowing allowing for tandem working. We will be discussing some of the benefits we have experienced. Benefits include a clearer understanding of the whole building, better visibility of existing conditions, faster inspection of existing conditions and a single source of truth reference as a complete picture. We will also discuss some of the challenges of adopting scan to BIM into our workflows. Challenges include file sizes, model compositions, and clear briefing. We have compiled a set of rules and checklist of items to help brief clients and surveyors before works start. Defining model usage after survey completion is key and better defined LOD specification rather than "blanket" descriptions is key. Including a volume strategy combined with LOD specification forms a holistic idea of survey model composition. We hope to show how collaborative working can improve this very important part of procurement. How the procurement and defined brief can allow for smoother workflows. We will discuss how we got to our lessons learned and hopefully help others in the process.
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