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Designing with Photogrammetry Data in Civil 3D and InfraWorks 360

by Jason Thomas

A growing number of civil design projects incorporate drone and UAS collected photogrammetry data. This course will teach you the basics of processing raw photogrammetry data, how to generate point clouds, advanced strategies for importing, and more.

What you'll learn

Have you ever wondered how photogrammetry data collected by drones could benefit your civil design projects? If so, Designing With Photogrammetry Data in Civil 3D and Infraworks is the perfect course for you because you will learn the basics of processing your first photogrammetry dataset, as well as setting up and conducting preliminary design of your project. First, you will learn how to import images and process a point cloud and mesh in Autodesk ReCap. Next, you discover how to import the photogrammetry data into Autodesk Civil 3D and InfraWorks to begin preliminary design. Finally, you will explore how to import the model of your site into the Autodesk FBX viewer to visualize the site. When you have completed this course, you will not only be able to process drone and UAS collected photogrammetry data, but also have an in-depth understanding of the entire workflow required to work with photogrammetry data on your upcoming design project. Software required: AutoCAD Civil 3D and InfraWorks 360.

About the author

Jason Thomas has provided drafting and technical support for large scale infrastructure and ecological design projects for the last two decades. He specializes in stream and habitat restoration and has worked on a variety of projects throughout the United States utilizing Autodesk Civil 3D, Infrastructure Design Suite, and Infraworks 360. In 2001, Jason received a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from West Virginia University. He is currently seeking an environmental sciences degree with an em... more

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