Please find below detail step-by-step guided videos that show you how to Set-Up and Use BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ within your own workflow. Download the test files to follow along below.

Point Cloud and IFC Model Test Files: DOWNLOAD


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Set-Up

BIM & Scan AutoCorr™

These short videos take you step-by-step through installing BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ and Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer. 

Use 

BIM & Scan AutoCorr™

We recommend to use first the Conference Room IFC and E57 Test Files, and then Plant Room Test Files. The Conference Room Test Files assure you get through all the steps fastest because they are smaller in size.


2a  -  How to Upload input files.


2b  -  How to run BIM & Scan AutoCorr™.

2c  -  How to download Output File.


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NavisWorks®

Workflow Videos - BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ with AutoDesk® Navisworks®. 

In the example step-by-step we go through a QA/QC workflow that can be used with Navisworks®. First, login to BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ and run the Plant Room IFC and E57 Test Files at Tolerance set to 100mm. Next, create Recap file of the Output File. Open IFC and Recap file in Navisworks® to find out of tolerance model objects.

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Revit®

Workflow Videos - How to Use BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ with Revit®.

In the example step-by-step videos go through a QA/QC workflow used with Revit®. First, login to BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ and run Plant Room IFC and E57 Test Files at 100mm. Second, create a Recap file of the Output File. Next, Open Recap file in Revit®. Out of tolerance tank models will be modified, reposition, and scaled. Lastly, re-run BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ and validate with results.

NOTE: In practice it is recommended to modify the native model and not the IFC version. For further explanation on modifying IFC Coordination models, see Standards section at bottom of home page.

  
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ArchiCAD®

When using ArchiCAD® on a Mac OS, the Recap step in the above workflow using a PC is eliminated because ArchiCAD® supports E57 point cloud files as a direct import to use them. See this in the workflow videos below.

Workflow Videos - How to use BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ 
Output Files with ArchiCAD® 

Using the Conference Room and the Plant Room Test Files, the examples below go step-by-step through a QA/QC workflow used with ArchiCAD®. First, login to BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ and run the Conference Room IFC and E57 Test Files at 100mm, and open the Output File in ArhciCAD®. Next, repeat those two step using the Plant Room IFC and E57 models. The first example shows a plinth has been constructed out of tolerance to the design model going through each step in detail. The other example example shows how to correct pipework where it has been installed out of tolerance. Lastly, in both cases, re-run BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ and validate with results. 

 

 


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Other 

BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ 

Below deals with other topics that may be of interest. In the below material we have provided you with assistance to achieve optimum input files, etc. Keep in mind, any BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ Output File produced is only be as good as the input data! We have drawn on our years of experience to try and help you avoid possible input file challenges.


Scanning

Creating E57
Input File

Best practices for preparing Ordered E57 files for input to BIM & Scan AutoCorr™.

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Modelling

Creating IFC2x3 CV2.0 MVD
Input File

BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ requires users to input models formatted in accordance with ISO 16739: The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). An IFC2X3 CV2.0 Model View Definition (MVD) is to be used as the input model file.

The Coordination MVD in in STEP Physical File Format (SPFF) was chosen because BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ relies on geometry created in your BIM authoring tools. In these BIM design and reviewing tools, the IFC 2X3 TC1 Schema is the most supported schema version to date. Exporting your Coordination MVD’s with the correct parameters configurations is essential. 

Below are some best practices in relation to creating IFC2X3 CV2.0 MVD files for input into BIM & Scan AutoCorr™.

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Processing  

BIM & Scan AutoCorr™
Output File

Coming soon...

Best Practices for interpreting BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ Output File to help you understand the effect of different tolerance values and some advanced ways of speeding up your workflows.

Topics:
  • Tolerance Selection
  • Round Tripping