The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLVIII-2/W1-2022
08 Dec 2022
 | 08 Dec 2022


S. De Geyter, M. Bassier, H. De Winter, and M. Vergauwen

Keywords: Scan-to-BIM, BIM Parameterization, Window and Door Modelling, Remote sensing data

Abstract. The use of as-built Building Information Models (BIM) has become increasingly commonplace. This process of creating a BIM model from point cloud data, also referred to as Scan-to-BIM, is a mostly manual task. Due to the large amount of manual work, the entire Scan-to-BIM process is time-consuming and error prone. Current research focuses on the automation of the Scan-to-BIM pipeline by applying state-of-the-art techniques on its consecutive steps including the data acquisition, data processing, data interpretation and modelling. By automating the matching and modelling of window and door objects, a considerable amount of time can be saved in the Scan-to-BIM process. This is so because each window and door instance needs to be examined by the modeller and must be adapted to the actual on-site situation. Large object libraries containing predefined window and door objects exists but the matching to the best-fit predefined object remains time consuming. The aim of this research is to examine the possibilities to speed up the modelling of window and door objects. First, a literature review discussing existing methods for window and door detection and matching is presented. Second, the acquired data is examined to explore the capabilities of capturing window and door information for different remote sensing devices. Followed by tests of some commonplace features in the use for window and door occurrence matching and clustering.