Sam Billingsley Presents at IPLSA Conference

Sam Billingsley, Director of the Reality Capture Group here at Ragan-Smith was asked to present at the 61st Annual Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association held this past February in Springfield, Illinois. Sam presented in the Reality Capture Workflow track along with Tom Bryant & Kelly Harris of Seiler Instrument, Matt Schrader of Hanson Professional Services, and Dave Kuxhausen of Woolpert. The focus of Mr. Billingsley’s presentation was using point clouds in the Trimble Business Center software suite (TBC). I can’t thank Seiler enough for the invitation to speak,” said Mr. Billingsley. “This was my first time attending IPLSA and it was rather impressive. I was able to attend some other sessions (which were quite informative) and met a lot of other TBC users that are getting into reality capture data.”

Point Clouds in TBC

For a more thorough look at TBC, check out his “Hands on Review” for SPAR3D in this month’s newsletter!

Communication is the Key to Successful BIM

“3D Scanning has become commonplace on many projects, and can save hours of field verification.  It can also add layers of complexity, confusion, and frustration if not executed properly on a project.”         – Cool, a Point Cloud… Now What?

This article by Jordan Banning and Adam Muñoz for the Autodesk User Group International is an excellent primer on all of the issues that need to be understood or addressed in order to successfully implement a full scan to BIM project.

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