Existing Conditions Reality Capture via Laser Point Clouds – Another Interface for BIM

Few lawyers attended the 10/2/14 BIM Perspectives seminar I went to but lots of A/E/C professionals were there. The event was sponsored by a Microsol a company that sells Autodesk services to the A/E/C community.

The new tools were impressive. Laser Scanning point clouds perform reality capture of existing conditions with up to 10 million data points per second. Importing point cloud data to some BIM models can be costly.

Even as the technology is improving rapidly, speakers stressed – get only the level of detail you need. This requires owners to understand their conditions of satisfaction and to understand the capabilities of various tools in order to choose appropriately.