Rule-based scan-to-BIM mapping pipeline in the plumbing system
The number of scan-to-BIM projects that convert scanned data into Building Information Modeling (BIM) for facility management applications in the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) fields has been increasing. This conversion features an application purpose-oriented process, so the Scan-to-BIM work parameters to be applied vary in each project. Inevitably, a modeler manually adjusts the BIM modeling parameters according to the application purpose, and repeats the Scan-to-BIM process until the desired result is achieved. This repetitive manual process has adverse consequences for project productivity and quality. If the Scan-to-BIM process can be formalized based on predefined rules, the repetitive process in various cases can be automated by re-adjusting only the parameters. In addition, the predefined rule-based Scan-to-BIM pipeline can be stored and reused as a library. This study proposes a rule-based Scan-to-BIM Mapping Pipeline to support application-oriented Scan-to-BIM process automation, variability and reusability. The application target of the proposed pipeline method is the plumbing system that occupies a large number of MEPs. The proposed method was implemented using an automatic generation algorithm, and its effectiveness was verified.
Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
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Kang, T., Patil, S., Kang, K., Koo, D., Kim, J. (2020) Rule-based scan-to-BIM mapping pipeline in the plumbing system. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10(21), 1-17.