Our own Stephen Brockwell will be presenting at Autodesk University again this year and Brockwell will also be in the Exhibit Hall. In the weeks leading up to AU 2017, we will be providing some information about the presentations we will be giving and some of the other classes and exhibits we are looking forward to seeing.
On the second day of the conference, Stephen Brockwell will be presenting his first class titled “Citywide Reality Capture for Infrastructure Design Using InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D”. In this session, we are working with our partner CycloMedia US to show you how street-level imagery can help you visualize real-world data without leaving the comfort of your own office. It sounds like a wonderful proposition – being able to view the exact location of street furniture, take inventory of all the pavement markings and get detailed, high-definition photos of each, as well as take measurements to begin the pre-planning process. And all of this being done from the home office with out having to incur the expense of sending crews into the field to measure and collect information about assets which can be time consuming and costly.
When you have street-level spherical imagery at your finger tips and colorized LIDAR (light detection and ranging) data at hand, you have the freedom to quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively create photorealistic 3D models for a variety of purposes. Planning for construction become much easier, designing new intersections takes much less time and emergency support and disaster management teams have access to recent pictures and can assess the best way to handle recovery efforts. When you have access to the street-level imagery, regulatory compliance and asset management are easily managed with less costs.
During this session, we’ll explore the collection process and business implications for street-level reality capture and examine 2 alternatives, such as Google Street View and CycloMedia. We’ll also discuss practical workflows for municipal governments using this data, including design and visualization, with a focus on water asset management and pavement surface markings. Finally, we’ll describe how to effectively integrate these data sources with AutoCAD Civil 3D software and InfraWorks software.
Our learning objectives for this session include:
• Understand the business process and benefits of street-level, mobile reality capture at the scale of the municipality
• Understand how photorealistic street-level data and colorized LIDAR can work together to provide a low-cost source of design measurement and visualization data
• Learn the principles of working with AutoCAD Civil 3D to integrate these tools into the design process, including tips on application development
• Learn how InfraWorks can access this data for even stronger visualization and native 3D design
We hope you can join us at Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas. For more information on this session or attending AU, see www.au.autodesk.com.