17 Must-Attend BIM Sessions at HxGN LIVE

HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s annual user’s conference, will be held in Las Vegas, June 1-4 at the MGM Grand Hotel. The Geosystems track will include more than 100 presentations on industry trends, user testimonials, new technology previews, interactive technical demos, hands on training and more. Registered attendees are free to attend any conference session. Check out these “must attend” sessions to learn how industry leaders are applying building information modeling (BIM) and other new software and technologies to grow their businesses.

Monday, June 1, 2015


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HDS University: Leica CloudWorx for Revit (HDS)

BIM is a hot topic in today’s scanning market and many users have demanded a better way to work with point clouds in Revit. Learn how Leica CloudWorx for Revit allows users to create BIM models from point clouds with ease.


4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

DataTools: Connecting CADWorx Models to Navisworks

For many industries, the BIM standard for model coordination and clash detection during construction is Autodesk Navisworks software. Learn how to leverage CADWorx database connectivity, combined with a custom-built Navisworks DataTool link, to expand the model information visible in Navisworks on your projects.


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM:

HDS University: Scanning for Slab Flatness in BIM

As a contractor, making sure concrete is being poured properly can keep you up at night. Learn the full workflow for calculating slab flatness using Leica Geosystems scanners and software.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Rapid Expansion of Our HDS Services from Civil Projects into New Markets & Services: Plants, Buildings, Movies, Statues – Oh My!

Learn how Topo 3D,a small surveying company in Montreal, Canada, has emerged from a traditional survey company and moving towards a flourishing laser scanning service provider by exploring HDS service opportunities in different fields.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Our Construction Firm’s Experience Owning a P20 and Cyclone after Years of Outsourcing Scanning Services for Multiple Building/BIM Projects

David Epps, BIM manager of Holder Construction Company in Atlanta, a nationally recognized commercial construction services firm, shares his experience with the Leica ScanStation P20 and Leica Cyclone 3D point cloud processing software.


10:00 – 10:30 AM

Why Networking is So Important to Our Scan-to-BIM Modeling Business and How We Do It with the Leica HDS Network and Prospective Architectural Clients

Texas-based Lanmar Services is a small, growing company that provides services for creating intelligent BIM/Revit models, especially from laser scan data. CTO Larry Kleinkemper describes how they network with laser scanning service providers and architectural and engineering clients, including how to get the most out of HxGN LIVE from a networking standpoint.


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

When and How We Combine UAV and HDS for Project Surveys

Canada-based MMM Group has been using small UAVs for a variety of applications. Learn how they are successfully combining HDS and UAV technologies on many projects, including field and office workflows and project metrics.


3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

How We Use Nine (9) Leica Ultra-High-Speed Scanners to Ensure Construction Quality on an Efficient Cruise Ship Factory Line

Learn how MEYER WERFT, builder of luxurious cruise ships for customers like Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and the Disney Cruise Line, uses Leica scanners to ensure production quality.


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

A Tale of Two Architectural Scanning Projects: One Went Wrong and One Went Right (and Why USIBD Standards are a Good Thing)

Organizations considering getting involved in laser scanning have likely heard of successful laser scanning projects, but may also have heard of projects that did not go well. Dive into two architectural scanning projects and learn what went wrong with one project and what went right with a second project, both performed for Architectural Resources Group (ARG).


Wednesday, June 3, 2015


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Leighton Engineering – Appetite for Construction

Leighton Engineering, one of Australia’s most recognized and successful infrastructure companies, shares the Leighton GeoSystem implementation rationale, deployment and development issues, and the benefits it brings to the company.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Our Experience as a Civil/Survey Firm Expanding the Use of HDS for Buildings from “Development Permit Surveys” to Heritage Buildings

WATT Consulting, a midsize surveying/civil engineering firm based in Calgary, Alberta, provides engineering and legal surveys from subdivisions to construction, as well as civil engineering for new construction and transportation planning. Learn how HDS technology is being used for “development permit surveys” for construction of inner city homes and assisting in the restoration of heritage buildings.


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

How Leica Cyclone 9.0 has Dramatically Reduced our Registration Time for Large Building Surveys – Case Studies and Metrics

R.A. Smith National is a civil engineering and surveying firm that has been offering 3D laser scanning services since 2007 using Leica HDS tools. Learn about some of the firm’s past trials and tribulations, as well as some recent project examples and case study metrics of what has made them more competitive in bidding and winning projects.


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Significant Productivity Advantages of “Leica CloudWorx for Revit” for Modeling – Our Experience at a Large Multi-Disciplinary Firm

CHA is a large, multi-discipline consulting and surveying firm headquartered in Albany, New York. Learn how CHA has benefited from the use of Leica CloudWorx for Revit, including its rapidly growing services in building-related surveys.


1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

PP&M Technology Applied for BIM Solutions

This presentation summarizes early results from testing Intergraph information management, materials management, and construction planning technologies for a major AEC firm. Participants will hear how these technologies have delivered ROI for BIM work process initiatives…


4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

A Finnish Geotech Firm Also Uses HDS for Buildings: A Novel Cyclone-Based Approach for 2D Drawings and Deriving Floor Flatness “Grinding Maps”


5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

How We Used C10 + P20 +MS50 + Cyclone 9 and Learning from HxGN LIVE 2014 to Capture and Revit Model a 4-MM-Sq-Ft (375,000 Sq-M) Retail Centre in Sydney

Learn about Australia-based Project Surveyors’ scan and creation of a BIM model of a shopping center in Sydney’s ever-expanding North West, which will become the second biggest retail center in Australia.


Want to learn more? View the complete schedule here. To add any of these sessions to your schedule, log in to the HxGN LIVE website and search on the session title, or download the HxGN LIVE 2015 app from the App Store or Google Play Store.


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