Pipe Modelling from Point Cloud Data

Elysium, an emerging Japan-based provider in the point cloud data industry, has released a new version of InfiPoints. Version 2.0 highlights enhancements such as pipe modelling and video generation from point cloud data consisting of billions of points. The company has recently been expanding its portfolio from CAD data translation and processing to point cloud rendering technologies. Pipe modelling from point cloud data is one of the key features and enhancements of InfiPoints that provides a competitive advantage for both time and accuracy. Without this capability, it is very time consuming to model piping elements from point cloud data as... (read more)
2014-06-23 03:01:58

3D Modelling Application for BIM Projects

OS Model Builder is a recently launched visualisation tool that can support projects, including Level 2 BIM activities, and was developed to save the construction industry and its clients’ time and money when planning future projects. OS Model Builder is the result of an exciting new collaboration between Cadline and Ordnance Survey (OS) to provide Autodesk Infraworks 360 customers with a single source of Great Britain’s most accurate and up-to-date collection of geographic data, all presented in a pre-configured CAD-ready file that can be used to create 2 and 3D building or infrastructure models in minutes rather than days or weeks. The application... (read more)
2016-07-11 10:56:17

Integrating Geospatial Services with Modelling and Simulation

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC, USA) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Modelling and Simulation (M&S) Working Group will provide a demonstration of new standards developments that provide the capability to rapidly discover, transform and stream geospatial data from internet sources into modelling and simulation applications for all I/ITSEC attendees, on 4 December 2013 in Orlando, USA. The USGIF M&S Working Group Demo simulations will feature two hypothetical scenarios -- a military rescue operation against terrorists in Yemen and civilian oil spill response activity in Hawaii. Attendees will see how implementations of open standards enable: ·    Direct flow... (read more)
2013-11-26 09:03:21

British Information Modelling Event Witnesses New Innovations

The second British Information Modelling (BIM) event proved a success with 100 delegates heading to the Arup’s central London headquarters during the last week of October. A fitting opening event for Digital Construction Week – which followed later in the week – British Information Modelling saw a lively discussion between the audience and a panel comprising of Cobus Bothma and Martin Coyne of KPF, Shaun Farrell of Turner & Townsend and Andrew Norrie of Graphisoft.  The BIM-focused event was organised by 3D Repo, the company behind multi-award winning technology that allows complex BIM datasets from multiple sources to be stored... (read more)
2016-11-03 09:33:39

Autonomous 3D Modelling of Indoor Spaces

A Comparison of Mobile Indoor Scanning Methods
Mobile scanning can be an equally accurate yet more cost-effective solution than traditional terrestrial laser scanning done with tripods. To succeed, however, mobile scanners not only require a suitable combination of sensors, but also reliable and continuous knowledge about where the scanners are located and the direction in which they are pointing during scanning. There are multiple ways to achieve this, which has led to the development of various scientific and commercial solutions. This article compares several mobile scanning solutions for 3D modelling of indoor spaces and highlights their strengths and weaknesses. In modern society, people tend to spend more... (read more)
2017-10-24 04:26:03

End-to-end 3D Modelling Solution

ClearEdge3D, USA, has officially launched EdgeWise Plant 4.0, with numerous major new features and enhancements that have created one of the fastest end-to-end pipe modelling solutions on the market. The software automates the 3D modelling of complex process plant facilities, cutting up to 85% of labour from the modelling workflow. Robert Greenhalgh, Ramboll Oil & Gas, used the software on a recent North Sea offshore project. They reduced their 3D modelling time substantially with EdgeWise Plant 4.0. Building standard pipe fittings on top of the powerful automated tools makes 4.0 a complete pipe modelling package, he said. The new features... (read more)
2012-12-13 10:03:50

Characterizing Activities in 3D City Modelling

The Quest for the Big Picture
3D city models have become common geospatial data assets for cities, and can be utilized for tasks including planning, visualization and decision-making. The field of 3D city modelling is diverse, with a multitude of technical solutions. Even the definition of what constitutes a 3D city model still remains ambiguous. Yet, surprisingly few studies have focused on reviewing the existing activities and assembling the big picture. This article presents some of the key findings from a recent study reviewing major 3D city modelling activities in Finland. 3D city models can be seen as an enabler in the smart city paradigm, operating... (read more)
2018-10-05 11:58:45

3D City Modelling of Istanbul

Issues, Challenges and Limitations
The Turkish city of Istanbul is developing a 3D city model mainly aimed at urban planning. The data sources used so far include airborne Lidar, aerial images and 2D maps containing footprints of buildings. Everybody engaged in creating 3D models of large cities faces many issues, challenges and limitations, including excessive data storage requirements, the need for manual editing, incompleteness and other data quality problems. In this article, the authors share their experiences on creating models of the city of Istanbul at the level of detail (LOD) 2 and 3. The core data for creating the 3D city model of... (read more)
2019-01-08 03:31:02

Colombian Company Adopts MWH Soft Geospatial Infrastructure Modelling Technology

MWH Soft (CO, USA) has announced that Empresas de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Villavicencio ESP (Villavicencio), Colombia, has awarded the firm a substantial contract for its GIS-based H2OMAP Water and Sewer software suites plus its Platinum Subscription program. The programs, chosen following a competitive review, will be used to screen and evaluate cost-effective management strategies for Villavicencio's water distribution and sewer collection systems with an eye to best accommodating continued community growth. Serving a population of 310,430, the utility operates and maintains 400 kilometres of water mains and 350 kilometres of combined sewer mains. MWH Soft is a global provider... (read more)
2005-05-17 12:00:00

High-precision 3D Modelling of Historic Monument in Switzerland

Pix4D has created a highly accurate and very dense 3D model of Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon), Switzerland’s most visited historic monument. The 3D point cloud integrates the indoor and outdoor structures of this highly complex architectural object with a resolution of up to 5mm. It is based on both aerial and terrestrial images captured using DJI Phantom 2 Vision, GoPro Hero 3+, Canon 6D and Sony alpha 7r cameras with fisheye lenses. Chillon Castle is an island castle located on the shore of Lake Geneva, next to the city of Montreux. It is a highly interesting structure for photogrammetry... (read more)
2014-06-25 11:01:06
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