Designing with Photogrammetry Data in Civil 3D and InfraWorks 360

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 2, 2018
Duration
1h 14m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 2, 2018
Duration
1h 14m
Description

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
About the author

Jason Thomas has provided drafting and technical support for large scale infrastructure and ecological design projects for two decades. Although he specializes in stream and habitat restoration, Jason has worked on diverse projects across the country utilizing Autodesk Civil 3D, Infrastructure Design Suite, and Infraworks 360.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jason Thomas, and welcome to my course, Designing with Photogrammetry Data in Civil 3D and InfraWorks. I am a civil drafter and ecological restoration technician at a civil engineering firm specializing in ecological restoration projects. The ability to work with photogrammetry data on civil design projects is quickly becoming a necessity for every civil drafter and technician. In this course, we are going to cover the basics of processing raw photogrammetry data and how to generate point clouds. You will also learn more advanced strategies for importing the data into civil design software and completing preliminary design. Some of the major topics that we will cover include importing images into Autodesk ReCap and processing a point cloud and mesh, importing photogrammetry data into Autodesk Civil 3D and InfraWorks, and how to begin preliminary design such as grading, volume calculations, and corridor creation. By the end of this course, you will not only know how 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 projects. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Autodesk Civil 3D and InfraWorks, but you should be able to follow along if this is your first time working with this software. I hope that you will join me on this journey to learn how to work with photogrammetry data for civil design projects with the Designing with Photogrammetry Data in Civil 3D and InfraWorks course, at Pluralsight.

Using Drone/UAS Data for Preliminary Design in Autodesk InfraWorks 360
Hi, I'm Jason Thomas. I provide drafting and technical support for large-scale civil engineering and ecological design projects. In this module, you will be using drone and UAS data for preliminary design in Autodesk InfraWorks. You will also learn how to import your InfraWorks model into Autodesk Civil 3D. In the previous modules, we outlined the workflow for processing photogrammetry data with Autodesk ReCap, importing it into Autodesk Civil 3D, and completing preliminary design. In this module, we will take an in-depth look at using drone and UAS data for preliminary design in Autodesk InfraWorks. You will begin by using the InfraWorks Model Builder to build a model for the site location using GIS and LIDAR data provided by Autodesk InfraWorks. You will then import the photogrammetry point cloud data generated in module 1 into the InfraWorks model. Once the point cloud has been imported into InfraWorks, you will then generate terrain from the point cloud data. Once the terrain has been generated, you will begin preliminary design in InfraWorks by completing basic grading and creating an access road corridor. After completing preliminary design, you will export the InfraWorks model as an. IMX file and import this file into Autodesk Civil 3D. At the end of this module, you will have all of the knowledge necessary to complete preliminary design with photogrammetry data using Autodesk ReCap, Civil 3D, and InfraWorks.