17 Must-Attend BIM Sessions at HxGN LIVE

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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. Continue reading…

How Will SLAM Technology Revolutionize Building Construction?

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SLAM stands for simultaneous localization and mapping. It was developed in the 1980s for robotics and has been used to guide self-driving cars and common household robotics such as the popular iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner. Technically speaking, SLAM is a relative positioning concept based on sensor inputs such as photos or laser scans. It computationally creates a map of an unknown place while simultaneously tracking the location. The algorithms used depend on the sensor type, so different algorithms are used with photos than with laser scan data. So what does that have to do with building construction? Continue reading…

HxGN LIVE 2014 Offers Leading-Edge BIM Training Opportunities

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Three new training sessions on building information modeling (BIM) have been announced at HxGN LIVE 2014. The world’s largest event dedicated to helping geospatial professionals harness the power of Hexagon’s technologies will be held June 2-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will feature more than 60 exhibiting sponsors, three football fields of technology innovation and valuable networking opportunities.

The training sessions, which will be held on June 2 and June 4, are one of the chief highlights of the event. This year’s conference will include three new training sessions focused on BIM. Continue reading…

A Leading EPC’s Experience Using HDS Services on Multiple Projects

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One of the first presentations I attended at HxGN LIVE 2013 was from Tellepsen – a Houston-based contractor that’s partnered with a local scanning company called Truth. They shared lots of great examples, but the one that hit home was their use of point clouds and Navisworks. Continue reading…