4-Step Reality Modeling Workflow for Turning Photos into a Precise 3D Model and Base Plan

On-demand Webinar with Chris Skorny, Success Factors Advocate
  • September 04, 2017

The professionals at CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC have developed a four-step reality modeling workflow to generate an accurate 3D reality mesh with ContextCapture.

Chris Skorny, 3D modeling specialist and UAS pilot at CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, demonstrated the process for creating base plans using a 3D reality mesh from digital photographs and old survey data to support planning, design, and maintenance.

A key to the success of this workflow was the precision of the model achieved through digital photos tied to ground control points. The process saved time, generated instant value, and gave the engineers a true 3D model for planning and design.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Create a 3D model utilizing ContextCapture and edit in MeshLAB
  • Create the surface utilizing Bentley Descartes and InRoads
  • Create and finalize a base topo file utilizing Bentley Descartes and InRoads
  • Create and finalize a base plan utilizing InRoads and QGIS