An interview with a Surveyor. Alberto Betti, freelancer and owner of Omega Solutions company, a service that was born from the merger of many years of experience gained in the sector of technical professions, technical-legal consultancy and building construction, together with specialized training in certified courses of high level. Read how they are using ARCHLine.XP.
The company has been commissioned to carry out the execution of geometric-structural surveys, and technical-diagnostic investigations aimed at subsequent seismic tests, on some provincial road network infrastructures in Italy.
We are unable to disclose the client in this article because of privacy reasons, but we can emphasize that the order required the use of BIM and provided for the delivery of architectural survey models in IFC format, for subsequent structural calculation operations, of some bridges and viaducts.
After the on-site instrumental survey phases, detailed 2D drawings were produced containing all the measures necessary for the return of the models to be delivered.
Thanks to the modeling capabilities of ARCHLine.XP, combined with careful analysis, it was possible to return perfect IFC models, with attention to detail, and containing many irregularities, inherent to the building heritage of the region.
The major difficulties were the irregularities, and the complexities which were due to the fact that in many cases they were structures that over time have undergone more reinforcement or expansion interventions. When it comes to modeling regular elements, the operations are always quite easy, but in this case it was necessary to understand how to make the software do complex operations, and above all, with precise detail.
For example, one of the 20 bridges surveyed connected two road sections crossing the valley in a non-orthogonal way, but the sections were taken following the longitudinal profile to the road.
ARCHLine.XP is a powerful and flexible tool, able to adapt even to those needs that differ from the design of new buildings, and also thanks to the collaboration with the Cadline Software technical staff of Padua - a team of professionals able to "speak the same language "and to understand the needs - we were able to complete the project in the ways and times set.