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Point Cloud to 3D BIM Modeling for a Commercial Building, Europe

BIM Modeling Case Studies2 min read
3D BIM Revit Model for a Commercial Building in Europe

Project Overview

Client Profile
Topographic Services Company
Location
Tarragona, Europe
Industry
Civil Engineering
Inputs
Point Cloud File (.rcp file)
Deliverables
Accurate structural models with basic architectural requirements / 3D CAD output exported from Revit
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Business Needs

  • A Topographic Services Company from Tarragona, Europe required a 3D model exported from Revit to check load calculations for new building design.
  • The need to acquire these deliverables was raised as the client wanted to demolish a part of the building and renovate it with a new design for commercial purposes.
  • An accurate structural 3D model with basic architecture was required to check the existing structure and perform load calculations based on the exported model.

Challenges

  • Point cloud files shared by the client were large which were separated in boxes.
  • Had to make sure proper adjoining boxes were used.
  • Tight deadline requirements combined with high accuracy.

Our Solutions & Approach

Built a 3D CAD model exported from Revit for a total surface area of 111,000 m2 or 133 boxes.

Share Your Thoughts
  • The scope was defined by the client, and the team spent around 2-3 days to set up and review the details of the Point Cloud (.rcp file) sent by the client as input.
  • Our team started with 2 boxes per week and gradually increased to 9-10 boxes per week
  • Manpower was augmented to enhance the productivity for various processes and QC.
  • The team size began with 4 members and grew to 6 members that included modelers and QC personnel.
  • Our team provided a better alternative to Bentley and suggested the modeling be performed in Revit and export the CAD model with standard details and layers.
  • The adoption of Revit helped process the file quicker to save time.
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Business Impact

A complete 3D model was exported within project deadlines from Revit that helped the client:

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