I occasionally moonlight on another Autodesk Blog, BIM Toolbox, an interesting blog covering a range of AEC disciplines from our Northern European Technical team, there are some fascinating workflows and tips and tricks up there covering everything from computational design with Dynamo, civil design workflows, to data management tips and tricks, it's well worth a read, wherever you are in the world. Anyway a few weeks ago I posted an article there about a proof of concept I'd been working on, that I wanted to share further, how photogrammetry can be used in construction.
For those not aware of photogrammetry, it's basically where you take a number of photos and create a 3D model from them. Avid Autodesk fans may be aware of 123D Catch, a consumer application released a few years ago to allow anyone to do this on their smartphones, we also have Recap 360, part of which is the professional version of this service which allows you to do the same thing and bring it into various design applications. The workflow in the link below shows how you can use it to capture plant on site and run it in simulations against your 3D model. Let me know what you think!