AutoCAD plant designers are becoming much more accustomed to working with as-built data collected from 3D laser scanners. This webinar examines multiple customer experiences in creating and extracting typically needed AutoCAD plant deliverables from scan data such as as-built piping, tie-in point extraction, equipment analysis and structural design. From project planning to final deliverables, this session will explore a wide range of possibilities and explain the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Recorded on August 18, 2014... Whether you are embarking on a new facility, addition, or historic renovation, laser scanning can provide detailed information quickly that can be critical to the success of your project.
Firms that are experienced in BIM technologies can deliver a project quickly and efficiently. In this presentation, Keith Warren from Caltrop will describe how a team applied Reality Capturing, GIS, Terrestrial Mobile Scanning (TMLS), HDS surveying, typical field surveying, Civil Engineering, Subsurface Utility Engineering "SUE", Ground Penetrating Radar, and BIM 3D modeling to build 3D Digital city models for a long term solution for urban planning, facility management, emergency response, and geo-locating city infrastructure.
3D Printing is a rapidly evolving technology that changes the way we see, experience, and interact with 3D data. Many people using this technology are taking advantage of information collected by others and made available through data depots and open source providers, or they are using close range laser scanning instruments to capture smaller objects used for reverse engineering and CAD design.
Surveys have recently been involved in reverse engineering both historical steam locomotives and commercial engines to aid in everything from as built modelling, space planning, historical preservation and 3D printing of model kits. This webinar will look at the many different uses of 3D data within the rail sector and various techniques and technologies used to accurately capture locomotives in 3D.
Ogham stones are among Ireland’s most remarkable national treasures. These perpendicular cut stones bear inscriptions in the uniquely Irish Ogham alphabet, using a system of notches and horizontal or diagonal lines/scores to represent the sounds of an early form of the Irish language. This on-demand webinar outlines the how laser scanning technology is being used to document these stones by generating highly precise 3D models.
Office hours are open for Leica's HDS product manager, Mike Harvey, along with senior product manager Bill Wallace. On April 29 at 1 pm EDT, Mike and Bill will be available to answer any questions you might have about the point cloud processing software.
Precise position and speed measurements in real-time are now available, and they have major implications for the world we live in – not only for vehicles but also for robotics, emergency services and beyond. Daimler’s 6D Vision camera-based driver assistance feature debuted in Mercedes models this year. Want to know how it works? In this 20 minute on-demand webinar, learn about computer vision challenges for detecting and measuring objects in real-time and in adverse weather conditions including rain, snow and backlight.
No one single tool has affected “Geomatics” aka “Land Surveying” more than terrestrial laser scanning (LiDAR). The fact is airborne LiDAR has been around for over 50 years. But this was not disruptive to the conventional Land Surveyor. The use of airborne LiDAR was typically confined to large tracks of land and mostly used to produce topography.
Learn what's ahead for 3D computer vision, including city reconstruction, autonomous flight and surveying and mapping. The research presented will demonstrate the combination of state-of-the-art approaches developed in the fields of computer vision, computer graphics and photogrammetry to compute 3D models as output while using images or video as input. In addition, learn how power of graphics processors enables a real-time automatic approach that is being applied for city planning, indoor mapping, digital historic preservation and beyond.
PulseWaves has numerous capabilities for storing full waveform lidar data. This open, vendor-neutral, LGPL-licensed, LAS-compatible data exchange format has been in development since December 2011 and is now being integrated into RIEGL’s RiPROCESS as the new standard for delivering for full waveform data. The PulseWaves format consists of two binary files: pulse files that describe the emitted laser pulses via a georeferenced origin and target point and waves files that contain the actual samples of the outgoing and returning waveform shapes for the digitized sections of the emitted and received waveforms. This process provides rich data that can be utilized in a variety of ways.
In this 30-minute, on-demand webinar, hear a roundtable of Building Information Modeling (BIM) experts discuss the practice of using 3D imaging technologies to accurately capture the data of a building and create a 3D model that gives owners/operators a better understanding of as-built conditions and allows them to be more productive with the overall management and preventive maintenance of the facility. The panel talks about lessons learned helping grow the adoption of 3D imaging throughout the BIM process for asset owners, architects and engineers, construction firms, and state and federal governments.
Scanning and modeling mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) systems in an as-built BIM has been the “hitch in the giddy-up” in nearly every scan to BIM workflow. Tight spaces, constant occlusions and tight deadlines make for a challenging project environment. Beck Group, long known for workflow innovation, has created a best-practice guide to documenting and modeling MEP as-builts that can cut your time from scan to model in half.