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Reflecting true As-Built conditions and proper information for the specific model purpose is the first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about Scan to BIM projects.
In my opinion, after a couple of years of diving into lots of Scan to BIM projects, too many factors are to be considered critical before beginning any modeling.
Let’s start with the theory! The scan to BIM process consists in turning point clouds – composed of millions of data points taken from an existing facility – and then turn them into an intelligent 3D BIM model that represents as-built conditions. This can be utilized as a starting point for redesign & renovation, for spatial coordination of new MEPs with existing ones and facilities management purposes, among others.
The advantages of this technology are currently leveraged by architects, engineers, MEP designers, contractors, surveyors, and owners to create accurate architectural, structural and MEP models which reflect the actual conditions of a building.
That being said, whether you’re performing the modeling of a historical facade building renovation or an existing condition model for a gas storage facility, there are several items to consider from the standpoint of BIM management, which I am glad to share in this post.
Has it ever happened to you that, after a while working on a specific project, you realize that the point cloud was not correctly registered?
Is there anything else you would like us to include in these Scan to BIM golden rules? Feel free to reach out to me!
Director of Scan to BIM & Framing Fabrication – ENGworks
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