What is Scan to BIM or Point Cloud to BIM ?

What is Scan to BIM or Point Cloud to BIM ?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become one of the most promising developments in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries, and fundamentally it is changing the way the construction industry works. In recent years, the industry has shifted from traditional two-dimensional drawings, drafts, and designs to 3D visualizations. And worldwide has adopted the BIM concepts and technologies of Building Information Modelling and there is an upward demand for the digitalization of the existing building stock.

“Scan-to-BIM (popularly known as Point Cloud to BIM) referred to the process of 3D laser scanning a physical space or site, to create an accurate digital point cloud of the structure and using scans BEM software, bridge the gap between a separate digital point cloud and one that can be used inside the Autodesk Revit platform. That representation can then be used for designing, assessing progress or evaluation options.”

Scan-to-BIM is a technology that came as a breakthrough in the construction industries as it is accelerating rapidly as it provides a faster, captures dimensions, volume quickly, efficiently, a highly detailed and accurate structural profile for capturing survey data critical for refurbishment or retro-fitting existing projects.

Point clouds resulting from scan data are massively powerful for analysis on their own. Converting scan data into BIM models is customarily a three-step process: First, from different scanning stations, multiple scans are captured from. Second, data from multiple scanning stations is stitched together in what is commonly known as the post-processing or registration stage. Next, CAD or BIM software can be used to author object models while referencing the point cloud.

It is clear that Scan to BIM is the future of AEC industry and produces high definition scanning has practical, time (faster than 2D drawings) and cost-saving applications especially at the initial stages of repositioning projects and increase the accuracy of project information.

 

Top 5 Trending Software’s with Maximum Market-share in CAD & AEC Industry

Top 5 Trending Software’s with Maximum Market-share in CAD & AEC Industry

There are the various software’s in the market currently for AEC & CAD Industry, but out of them there are 5 major software’s in the market has set a record of creating a huge demand in the last few years. We figured out why these software’s adoption rate was higher and what are their strong features that create a huge dependency among the Architects, Contractors, Modelers & Renderers for their efficient work. Here are the TOP 5 Sofware’s that has the major market share in CAD & AEC Industry.

  1. Revit (BIM):

In this current BIM Scenario REVIT is the tool that holds the major market share in the AEC Industry of almost 48% as per NBS Report 2017. It is used for Architecture design, Modeling & Documentation of any project and its developed by Autodesk INC.

Revit is Allowing Architects, engineers, and the Construction Industry to make changes in real time. It can track the amount of time each person spends working on the project, projecting construction costs and timing from the beginning of a building; thus, helping construction meet completion goals better than ever before. It also tells the AEC information right down to what, when, and where the building will need maintenance.

Here are the top 5 benefits of using Revit on your BIM Project.

  1. Better Collaboration Using Revit
  2. Best for resolving conflicts between Project Members.
  3. Revit is Detailed Oriented (Provides all informatory data required to the respective coordinating members using BIM 360 Tool).
  4. It’s been easy to visualize your project and also the simulation of the project using Revit.
  5. Identify & Meet with clients with a splendid presentation using Revit.

 

  1. ArchiCAD (BIM) :

ArchiCAD is the 2nd most commonly used software for BIM Projects and it’s been adopted by an average of 18% market by AEC Industry. ArchiCAD has been developed by Graphisoft by keeping various problems and their solutions for many divergent segments in the AEC Industry.

Top 5 benefits for ArchiCAD :

  1. Enhanced Capacity of maintaining the productivity by making real-time projects collaborations easier and faster.
  2. Intelligently designed for Architects by focusing on their needs.
  3. Easy to learn and not heavy duty functions which also reduce the IT Cost.
  4. ArchiCAD is a server-based technology and it empowers firms for easy configuration for any size of projects.
  5. Maintain the competition by overcoming from the risk of delays of documentation and design process.

 

  1. Primavera (BIM): Project Planning & Scheduling

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By using primavera we can prepare any business project portfolio. It has been opted by almost 70% of the individuals in AEC Industry. Primavera handles large-scale and mature projects very easily and it has been developed by Oracle INC.

Here are the top benefits of using Primavera :

  1. Maintain your resource capacity
  2. Planning & Scheduling of any convoluted projects is now easier by using Primavera P6.
  3. Optimize your resources by tracking and by designating best resources.
  4. After the Planning phase, it’s very important to visualize and monitor your project performance according to your plan and we can do that using Primavera.
  5. Project performance analysis gives an idea of any errors by which we can make alternate project pans.

 

  1. Solidworks (Mechanical CAD) :

SOLIDWORKS is a parametric-based 3D modeling CAD software and is been adopted by more than 1,50,000 companies worldwide. Apart from dominating manufacturing sector, This 3D Modelling software has also been used in the interior, architectural and medicine industries to name a few.

SOLIDWORKS provides a wide platform for solid modeling, as well as for surface modeling both controlled parametrically. Parametric 3d modeling is a modeling technique in which geometries are controlled by using numeric parameters like the diameter of a circle and geometry based parameters like concentricity and perpendicularity. Hence one can capture design intent to change the product’s geometry and shape throughout the product development process.

Here are the Top Advantages of Using SOLIDWORKS,

  1. User-friendly Interface making it easier to learn as compared to other CAD software.
  2. Easy to manipulate design at any stage in the product development phase.
  3. Real view graphics allow the model to be visualize rendered view in real time.
  4. Integrated add-ons help’s in analyzing dynamics, kinematics etc.
  5. This 3D Modelling software minimizes the time and development cost and allows you to make the design process effortless.

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  1. Autodesk 3DS Max (Architecture & Interiors Renderings) :

3Ds Max is a product by Autodesk INC, it has been diversified across the Engineering and Construction (AEC) business and has strong 3D modeling & Rendering capabilities.

3Ds Max consists of the many wealthy options that facilitate the modelers, the renders and also the designers to form unflawed photo-realistic 3D pictures also as 3D animations of any construction component.

Here are the top benefits of using 3Ds Max for 3D CAD Modeling & Rendering in the AEC Industry:

  1. In 3D animation services particularly the structural, the mechanical animation & in AEC industry, 3Ds Max 2018 has created notable improvements in the visualization, the motion graphics, the visual effects, etc.
  2. 3ds Max is a digital content creation software package, It can even produce 3d printable elements within the laptop which will replace human effort or sophisticate designed device
  3. It helps Modelers, Renderers and also the alternative users to increase their efficiency because of the diversification in 3D CAD Modeling, 3D Renderings, and Animation features.
  4. 3ds Max incorporates a dialog tool referred to as Material Editor that enables users to create & edit materials and maps in their scenes. they’ll be able to apply artistic textures, as well as, simulate refractions, reflections, and many effects as they assign materials to things.
  5. You can now link objects together in 3Ds Max, As a result, it allows the user to form hierarchies and can animate sets of objects in once.
TOP 5 BIM Tools & Trends you Should Watch out this Year.

TOP 5 BIM Tools & Trends you Should Watch out this Year.

In recent years, Building Information Modeling, otherwise known as BIM, has grown in popularity with professionals in architecture, engineering, and construction. This is mainly due in part to the efficient tools it gives AEC professionals in the planning, designing, construction, and overall management phases of buildings and infrastructures. By gaining popularity on various fields it creates various “BIM Tools” to optimize your project and to gain better insights.

BIM has unequivocally become a necessity for construction in almost every developed and developing country. As we all know BIM plays a major role in providing crucial project information, And with the increased popularity in recent times these are the “Top 5 BIM Tools & Trends” we should watch out for before doing any project using Building Information Modeling.

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  1. COBie (BIM Tools, Plugin)

COBie stands for “Construction Operations Building Information Exchange” it’s a subset of BIM and focused on providing asset data. COBie is the format of information exchange only.

How you can get most from open standard BIM (i.e Cobie)

Looking at Plan, Elevation & Section,

  • Mental Model or section visualization
  • Everyone will be discussing the items they will be needing to know about
  • We get a good understanding what every other person meant by their own drawings
  • More drawings now then even before, Because it’s just so easy to print them all, Designers are the only one who are required to deliver tons of paper
  1. 4D, 5D, 6D & 7D BIM (BIM Tools)

BIM is assisting the AECO industry to reduce delays and costly overruns, implementation of more advanced 5D BIM tools can also avoid potential litigation. A 3D digital model of the planned construction is produced to allow design issues to be resolved before building even starts; more data can be analysed alongside the model to include scheduling and cost information thus avoiding costly delays dues to clashes as well as expensive reworking, this is 4D BIM. For a complete visualization of the project, 5D BIM considers cost, schedule and spatial design for the entirety of the project from conception to demolition to everyone involved in the project.

  • 6D-BIM tool helps perform energy consumption analysis. The utilization of 6D-BIM technology can result in more complete and accurate energy estimates earlier in the design process.
  • The 7D BIM tool allows participants to extract and track relevant asset data such as component status, specifications, maintenance/operation manuals, warranty data etc.
  1. 3D Printing

3D Printing technology has gained a lot more popularity in AEC Sector. It has a great potential of creating valuable and accurate building elements in a very short span of time at a very low cost. Apart from dominating manufacturing sector, it’s also been used in interior, architectural and medicine industries to name a few. We can use 3D Printing to create prototypes of Prehab materials & Manufacturing Components and submit it to construction partners.

  1. Augmented Reality/ VR

With a superb success of Augmented Reality on mobile devices this technology now gain the advantage of diversifying its use towards BIM (Building Information Modelling) industry.

AR Technology for BIM (Building Information Modelling) has made a great effort on providing BIM Model data hands free in 3D. By enhancing BIM with AR Technology has proven how we can understand about the built environment.

  1. Green Building Effort

In today’s world of pollution, greenhouse gases, energy footprints, and more; tools like this are no longer sitting around on the shelf. With the worlds collective environmental problems, particularly climate change, being a severe global issue; just waiting for the bright minds of today, and technology, to concentrate its efforts on solving this sobering challenge. BIM has the power to change all of this when optimized for today’s sustainable construction. The AEC now realizes how vital BIM for sustainable building design. The AEC also recognizes how badly needed such a powerful tool is and can be. Assisting in this global issue, the aims of this BIM Tool are leaning more toward sustainable building design. The future of building information modelling is taking many steps to solve these issues.

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Top 5 Solidworks 2019 Tips and Tricks

Top 5 Solidworks 2019 Tips and Tricks

One of the most popular software for parametric-based 3D modeling in the market is SOLIDWORKS. This CAD software has been adopted by more than 1,50,000 companies worldwide. Apart from dominating the manufacturing sector, it’s also been used in the interior, architectural and medicine industries to name a few.

SOLIDWORKS provides a wide platform for solid modeling, as well as for surface modeling both controlled parametrically.

There are many ways to work on a software but if we find the right tool we can explore the software even better. So here are some interesting handful Solidworks 2019 tips and tricks, Now you can explore now while working on SOLIDWORKS.

 

  1. USING “S” Key:

You can use “S” key to easily reach to your favorite tools at your pointer eliminating the typical searching for the tools through various menus. By pressing the “S” key from your keyboard while working in SOLIDWORKS; opens up a shortcut bar consisting of various tools. Tools available in the shortcut bar depend on the environment in which you are working wiz. Sketching, Modeling, Assembly as depicted from images below.

 

  1. Dimensioning Arcs/Circles from Tangent points:

Need to dimension an Arc/Circle from tangents points is just a click away. While linear dimensioning mode active, select the entity from which you need to add dimension and then press-hold “SHIFT” key and click on the circumference of the Arc/Circle; you will get your required dimension. You can also select the Arc/Circle first and then the entity from which you need to add dimension. The key-point in selection is you have to use SHIFT key while clicking on the Arc/Circle for selection.

 

  1. Knowing your Tool path:

Finding a location of a tool can be sometimes a little bit annoying for a novice, pressing “S” key two times activates the search bar. Simply enter the tool name keywords you are looking for; a list of tools will be displayed with a symbol of goggle on its right. Click on that symbol, SOLIDWORKS will direct you to the tool by following the sequential pattern to invoke a tool.

 

  1. Show/Hide Body and Parts:

Working with Multi-body part or an assembly and need to temporarily hide a body or a part. Hover the cursor over the part or the body you need to hide temporary and press the “TAB” key, the selected part/body will be hidden. To unhide the body/part, move the cursor to location of the hidden part/body and press and hold the “SHIFT + TAB” key. However sometimes it is difficult to find the location of the body/part. Press and hold “CTRL+SHIFT+TAB” all the hidden body/parts will be shown in translucent state, click on the body/part you need to show.

 

  1. Mouse Gesture to Invoke a Tool:

Most sought-out shortcut for invoking a tool in SOLIDWORKS is the “Mouse Gesture”. Press and hold Right Mouse Button and then drag the mouse to show a wheel type structure in the graphics area containing tools. Release the Right Mouse button on the tool you need to invoke. The tools displayed in the gesture will depend upon the environment you are working in. You can also add or remove tools in the mouse gesture as per your feasibility.

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Hope that will definitely help you to work more efficiently an make your model flawless. If you are really looking to learn the parametric design concepts using SOLIDWORKS and also solidworks tips and tricks 2019 then join BIMNCAD. BIMNCAD training is different. It’s not about teaching you how to use the software, It’s about developing the knowledge so you can deliver real building projects. That’s why we start by identifying your objectives and then teach you how to accomplish them.

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Author : Mr Jitendra Gahlot (CAD Design Expert).

 

Why SOLIDWORKS is best for Solid 3D Modelling?

Why SOLIDWORKS is best for Solid 3D Modelling?

SOLIDWORKS is a parametric based 3D modelling CAD software and is been adapted by more than 1,50,000 companies worldwide. Apart from dominating manufacturing sector, This 3D Modelling software also been used in interior, architectural and medicine industries to name a few.

SOLIDWORKS provides a wide platform for solid modelling, as well as for surface modelling both controlled parametrically. Parametric 3d modelling is a modelling technique in which geometries are controlled by using numeric parameters like diameter of a circle and geometry based parameters like concentricity and perpendicularity. Hence one can capture design intent to change the product’s geometry and shape throughout the product development process.

Apart from 3D modelling SOLIDWORKS do also features Assembly and Drafting module. Assembly module helps engineers, professionals and non-professionals in analyzing and studying behavior of mechanism in a product like motion of components with respect to other components. Assembly module also aids in analyzing interference’s in assembly.
By using drafting features you are ready for the final step for your product. Preparing manufacturing ready drawings using drafting tools in SOLIDWORKS is a fun. Simplicity of U.I of SOLIDWORKS makes its users addicted to this CAD package.

Here are the Top Advantages of Using SOLIDWORKS,

• User friendly Interface making it easier to learn as compared to other CAD software.

• Easy to manipulate design at any stage in the product development phase.

• Real view graphics allow model to be visualize rendered view in real time.

• Integrated add-ons helps in analyzing dynamics, kinematics etc.

• This 3D Modelling software minimizes the time and development cost and allows you to make the design process effortless.

 

Author : Mr Jitendra Gahlot (CAD Design Head)

Hiring a BIM Agency in India : Costs and Benefits

Hiring a BIM Agency in India : Costs and Benefits

Introduction

Like many other countries construction in India is booming to keep pace with the growing need for both urban development and new infrastructures. At the same time technology is moving quickly to assist with these complicated developments with a key player emerging as Building Information Modelling (BIM).  This article looks at the benefits of hiring a BIM agency in India and what this could cost to help construction companies consider whether this is the right option for their project.

What benefits are there to using BIM?

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In a nutshell, BIM is assisting the AECO industry to reduce delays and costly overruns, implementation of more advanced 5D BIM also can avoid potential litigation. A 3D digital model of the planned construction is produced to allow design issues to be resolved before building even starts; more data can be analysed alongside the model to include scheduling and cost information thus avoiding costly delays dues to clashes as well as expensive reworking, this is 4D BIM. For a complete visualisation of the project, 5D BIM considers cost, schedule and spatial design for the entirety of the project from conception to demolition to everyone involved in the project. Management of ongoing versus target costing particularly helps avoid potential litigation.

Does my project need a BIM agency?

The design stage any project can cost between 5 – 20% of the total budget, but caution should be erred when deciding whether to cut cost in this area, a lower design spend could lead to problems later and incur unexpected construction costs.

Consider also overall savings in this example:

20% of a $200,000 project is to be spent on design or $40,000 seeking a 5% reduction in this saves $2000 but when we think about the larger construction cost of $180,000 of total budget gaining a 5% reduction here would save a huge $9000. Consider whether this is achievable if you have a more robust design.

What varies the cost of BIM agency input?

Some projects require the use of a civil engineer particularly if they are subject to governmental or other regulations. India is no exception in the last ten years the need for qualified civil engineers has grown with the need for construction. Ensure that a civil engineer is used should this is mandatory but consider it for all complicated projects.  It is increasingly likely that a civil engineer will recommend the use of BIM technology due to its significant benefits and potential cost saving.

Various factors will affect the cost of BIM agency involvement such as the level of detail (3D, 4D or 5D) you desire or the project demands.  Focusing on the project generally the larger the project, the higher the cost but note that more complicated or special projects such as sewage works or dams will have a higher cost regardless of size.  The nature of the workforce may also impact cost. Obviously, a larger workforce takes a larger scale of the organisation to ensure scheduling is fit for purpose. But the involvement of numerous contractors such as electrical, water, gas services, plumbing all need coordination, a greater number of contractors may also increase cost.

The experience of the BIM agency is important as is their understanding of local regulations (which vary both from country to country but also in different states). Obviously, more experienced agencies may command a higher fee, but this must be balanced with potential savings this type of knowledge could gain.

Do I need 5D BIM?

The Indian government has made a significant investment to grow the AECO industry, this along with the development of many mega-structures such as the metro train project has increased focus on the use of technologies including BIM.

The amount of detail needed for each project will vary, but it may be desirable to gain more information at this early stage to reduce construction costs but also remember that 5D BIM looks at the entire life of a project. This will factor in such changes as future greenhouse gas emissions, refurbishment and indeed life expectancy before demolition thus managing ongoing costs as well as initial build. This is potentially crucial for the future of the construction industry in India, being able to construct a building at low cost is desirable but delivering a higher quality construction with a longer lifespan and lower ongoing running costs is highly desirable.

What is the potential saving of using a BIM agency?

While cost will vary from company to company, we can assess the impact both on initial costs of construction and over the lifetime of the building by comparing possible savings.

Having an efficient design produced by a BIM agency could reduce conflict and reworking during construction by up to 55% and improve the quality of the finished structure by 50% leading to higher levels of customer satisfaction and giving an extremely desirable reduction of up to 20% in construction cost.  Use of BIM can also improve structural performance by up to 35% meaning the lifespan of the buildings will be longer. If we compare savings over time including operational costs with construction costs a 33% reduction of the total anticipated spend is possible.

Using these figures, our previous construction example with an anticipated spend for construction of $200,000, would potentially reduce to $160,000, giving a massive saving of $40,000 in initial costs.

[This is a general example and exact savings would be the result of numerous factors].

Conclusion

Each project needs a careful cost analysis to compare the cost and savings of various factors. The use of BIM technology and hiring a BIM agency in india to do this is certainly an important one to consider as the potential benefits of avoiding delays and reworking to construction will definitely lead to savings. India has a growing construction need which will drive down the cost of BIM agencies and increase the savings for developers.