Comments for BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff http://frombulator.com Half Work, Half Play, Half other stuff Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:22:10 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 Comment on About by Jim Foster http://frombulator.com/about/comment-page-1/#comment-213171 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:22:10 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-213171 Robert, sorry the massively delayed response but had been working on other things rather than the blog, also everything by default gets thrown into the Spam filter. Happy to help, feel free to link-in or email me directly. best, Jim

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Comment on About by Robert Westbrook http://frombulator.com/about/comment-page-1/#comment-201893 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:41:28 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-201893 Jim,

I’m doing some research into this industry, and found you blog to be a great resource, so thanks for the info.

I wanted to ask you specifcally about what your the benefits of some of the different products are. Would be great to hear you perspectives if you have a spare moment.

Thanks
Robert

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Comment on 5 Firms Converge on New Orleans to Document The Royal Sonesta by TURIS One of Five Firms to Document the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans | TURIS http://frombulator.com/2013/01/5-firms-converge-on-new-orleans-to-document-the-royal-sonesta/comment-page-1/#comment-27145 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:45:20 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1494#comment-27145 […] Read the full article here […]

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Comment on Handheld Scanning for Architecture Gets Real….Google Enters The Picture by Gerald Vonberger http://frombulator.com/2014/03/handheld-scanning-for-architecture-gets-real-google-enters-the-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-26390 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:22:07 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1655#comment-26390 That’s pretty impressive. Handheld scanners have been making their way into all sorts of industries. First the retail industry, then the cinema industry and now the architecture industry. They can do a lot of amazing things, so I can see the appeal that all of these companies have toward them. http://www.aerosoft-usa.com/products/

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Comment on 3 Myths About Laser Scanning and Point Clouds for Architecture and the Built Environment by Jim Foster http://frombulator.com/2013/09/3-myths-about-laser-scanning-architecture-and-the-built-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-10009 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:28:03 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1588#comment-10009 Nayeem,

Unfortunately I have very little experience with Archicad and am not familiar with the tools to utilize / integrate pointcloud data.
I typically start with a basic 3D/BIM Model, volumetrically correct and then add detail as needed utilizing what I think is the appropriate technology.
So we may build out a building with PKNail Pro directly into revit and then have a limited number of scans to capture details that are needed, so instead of
trying to deal with a huge pointcloud, clipping it, and extracting details and the cost to scan etc. have a defined limited scope for the scan data.
I have done many historical buildings, and when I deliver, typically the architects do not want to see things out of ortho or plumb as it creates a massive amount of headaches
to deal with from the design perspective. So they would rather have a model be 98% correct, than 100% showing everything. Like any project an honest and clear discussion of the scope and deliverables at the outset will drive our projects and what we deliver.

Sorry I could not be more help with the plug ins. Good luck and if I can be of any help please don’t hesitate to contact me.

best,
Jim

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Comment on 3 Myths About Laser Scanning and Point Clouds for Architecture and the Built Environment by Nayeem http://frombulator.com/2013/09/3-myths-about-laser-scanning-architecture-and-the-built-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-9984 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:54:18 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1588#comment-9984 Hi Jim,

Great article, this is spot on! My work is just coming to grips with the daunting task of trying to export our laser scan point cloud data to Archicad, which at the beginning we thought would be a walk in the park. Only now have we realised how difficult the process is.

I was wondering if I could pick your brain as it is quite obvious you have a lot of knowledge in this field. Our firm is trying to find a method of bringing our point cloud data into our modelling software (archicad) without the processing software squaring up the walls and floors. We work entirely in old renovations and need to model existing conditions including sagging floors, slanted and crooked walls. Would you happen to know of any software that can detect planes along points and export them without making them ‘perfect world’?

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Nayeem

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Comment on 3 Myths About Laser Scanning and Point Clouds for Architecture and the Built Environment by Jim Foster http://frombulator.com/2013/09/3-myths-about-laser-scanning-architecture-and-the-built-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-9944 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:46:26 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1588#comment-9944 Tim,

Thanks for your post. Please let me know what questions you have and I’ll do my best to answer them.

best,
Jim

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Comment on 3 Myths About Laser Scanning and Point Clouds for Architecture and the Built Environment by Kristen Sandoval http://frombulator.com/2013/09/3-myths-about-laser-scanning-architecture-and-the-built-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-9917 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:23:06 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1588#comment-9917 Its a normal myth that it is easy to produce model from a point cloud. But, People are still trying to work on this.

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Comment on 3 Myths About Laser Scanning and Point Clouds for Architecture and the Built Environment by Tim http://frombulator.com/2013/09/3-myths-about-laser-scanning-architecture-and-the-built-environment/comment-page-1/#comment-9870 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:30:26 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1588#comment-9870 Hi there! I had a few questions about the data you’re referring to in this article. I do quickly have to say though that this is a great piece, well and fairly written. I’m excited, as a huge proponent and user of BIM software, to have found this blog via this article.

First of all I do have to say that it is certainly true laser scanning is just beginning to become a BIM-friendly enterprise. Until just recently the workflow to produce such models was frankly too costly. I personally would look on the technology with a little more optimism; from the Beta’s Autodesk has released and more innovative programs such as PointCab are taming massive pointclouds to easily processed entities. I’m looking forward to seeing a vastly improved workflow as far as software goes; where BIM is concerned it certainly leaves something to be desired.

While I could not agree more that just because someone has a scanner doesn’t mean they use it well, I do have to say that those properly equipped with right accessories / control points such as reference spheres do produce highly accurate and consistent scans. Typically scanners are used in more industrial or GIS related jobs, but technology like registration spheres makes detail scans a more feasible task.

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Comment on Trimble Acquires Penmap : Customized Software for The Surveying Market by Jim Foster http://frombulator.com/2013/02/trimble-acquires-penmap-customized-software-for-the-surveying-market/comment-page-1/#comment-7566 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:01:36 +0000 http://frombulator.com/?p=1532#comment-7566 Yes, thanks John, I’ll add to the body of the post as well. best, Jim

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