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Discussing Data Capture and Modeling #AUINFRA

Matt Ball on December 2, 2013 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Modeling

The Autodesk Infrastructure Symposium highlighted the use of their ReCap technology to capture 3D technology with mobile LiDAR, as well as InfraWorks to bring in that data and design and model a new project in a session that highlighted some far-forward modeling scenarios.

  • Jack Strongitharm created a virtual Las Vegas model that brought in smaller-scale models of London’s main attractions and dropped them on the strip, including connectivity to roads, and new bridges
  • James Wedding displayed visualization of Elon Musk’s Hyper Loop concept to carry passengers and cars across the state. The visualization
  • Mike Gemmell presented real projects, capturing multiple photos from a quadcopter and importing those to the cloud through ReCap with a photo point cloud that can then be imported into design software. Operation Ground Truth brought Total Stations and Mobile LiDAR along with aerial imagery to determine the accuracy of the photo model. The accuracy was a .09′ differential and volumes that were +/- 3% with the UAV. 90 pictures with survey control with .09 accuracy. Minot Community Modeling is another project where the oil shale work is impacting the city of Minot, North Dakota. Autodesk created a clear 3D printed model that they could place on top of underground infrastructure to show where different scenarios were and would impact existing buildings and roads. A UAV was used to capture a dam site for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Pete Kelsey and Joe Travis worked on capturing an under-sea reef structure by taking photos and turning those into models through ReCap. The effort focused on sustainability and tourism for both a historical record and a model for comparing change. By importing these models into InfraWorks they created a virtual tour of an island in Micronesia, including ship wrecks and airplane wrecks still left over from World War II. Another scenario showed the Port of Long Beach, Calif. was also displayed, highlighting the need to accommodate more than six times as many shipping containers because of the widening of the Panama Canal.

Together these scenarios illustrated the viability of modeling technologies for improved project delivery, as well as creative uses that will translate into future projects


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