Reality Capture: A Digital Twin Foundation

Presented by

Dominique Pouliquen, Cintoo; Scott McClure, USAF, CTR for North Wind Site Services; John Niles, Gafcon Digital

About this talk

The essence of reality capture is to provide insight and awareness through the faithful and transparent representation of real-world conditions. If well-executed, laser scans help to resolve issues and make decisions. In 2022, however, while scanning is more affordable and more accessible, the results are highly dependent on the hardware and software, requiring the expertise of the operator to navigate both. To spur the industry to embrace reality capture data, the new Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) Working Group (formerly the Infrastructure Working Group) recently published a DTC whitepaper entitled “Reality Capture: A Digital Twin Foundation.” The paper defines a maturity model for reality capture and introduces the fundamentals of reality capture as a critical component to the lifecycle of a digital twin. During this webinar the authors will explain how reality capture tools can accurately and efficiently create digital duplicates of physical things, such as small objects, rooms, buildings, or planetary landscapes, explore the reasons data capture is not more fully embraced, and propose a path forward.
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