The main request of this project was to create detailed and accurate floor plans and sections based on the model of the industrial space, to allow the space owner to reposition and add new machines. The scope included creating the following:

  • architectural enclosure;
  • bearing structures;
  • detailed machinery;
  • drawings generation.

Scope of work: Modeling the interior space of a small manufacturing area, including all structural elements and detailed equipment, and generating drawings.

Input: Point Cloud of the interior of a small industrial building.

Output: 3D Model at LOD 350; Drawings (including floor plans, interior elevations, RCP, and sections).

Subservices: Scan to BIM, As-built drawings
Industry: Industrial
Object type: Manufacturing
Area: 1510 m² / 16260 ft²
Tools used: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk ReCap, Cintoo
Project stages
1. Receiving input
2. Analyzing the input: Requesting additional information; Selecting the optimal team structure
3. Creating the project's steel structure
4. Modeling the architectural shell of the industrial building
5. Generating and annotating drawings
6. Providing project support

Overall description

The piece of building modeled is 280′ long and 50′ wide.

The structure consists of columns located along the longitudinal walls, which hold single-span roof-bearing trusses.

The building is equipped with a portal crane for carrying cargo. The space has a long fabrication line and more than 10 different pieces of equipment and machines that were included in the model.

From the model, a set of drawings was generated, which includes 2 floor plans and 5 cross-sections.

Point cloud vs Model

Equipment modeling

All the pieces of equipment and production lines have a rather non-standard, complex configuration that is impossible to find in any kind of library. It was decided to create these shapes directly in the Revit workspace using the model-in-place tool. The appropriate category of objects was chosen, and the shape of the equipment was traced with freeform geometry tools.

Despite the complex configurations, the modeling of the equipment was optimized by detecting repetitiveness in the machine shapes to apply array tools.

Point cloud vs Model

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Volumetric analysis for production line movements, or the addition of new machinery
Quick generation of a bunch of drawings based on the 3D geometry created
Precise as-built model based on the point cloud
Tools used
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk ReCap
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