Abley

Abley will run demonstrations of 3D models via a large TV screen and laptop that...

Abley will run demonstrations of 3D models via a large TV screen and laptop that we have created for various clients. Our Digital Engineering team will be on hand to discuss how the models were created, and how this technology could help other potential clients to visualize their data and assist with real-time planning, design and engagement, using Infraworks, CAD , FME and spatial software. We will set up the stand with banners & brochures, to help illustrate and explain the type of solutions we can offer.

We will show real life, moving demonstrations of 3D models of South Island towns & cities we have worked on, to show traffic flows, pedestrians, streetscapes, accessibility and road design, so the audience can visualise how this can help with planning and design cities. Our spatial and technology experts will be on hand to answer questions about what, where, how & why.

Initiative

The move to real time data capture, along with enhanced levels of accuracy and detail, are generating significant volumes of data, for which the ability to extract, process and then meaningfully utilise is becoming more important.
Within the transport planning and engineering sector, applying what is effectively 9-dimensional data is enabling a new level of accuracy and understanding when addressing transport issues.
The key example of this is the development of a spatially accurate, 3D model of the Queenstown area that involves horizontal and vertical infrastructure along with the ability to enable real time manipulation for planning, design and engagement purposes. Due to the accuracy of the model, the outputs can then be exported directly into precision draughting CAD files for final refinement and implementation.

The initiative has evolved over the last few years as data processing techniques have been refined alongside improvements to the existing software used in the engineering sector. The level of accuracy, to photo quality renditions, has been employed for assessing flight approach paths to airports, the design for roading expansion through public transport initiatives and gondola alignments. This has been done in conjunction with public and private sector clients such as Christchurch International Airport Limited and the NZ Transport Agency.

Traditionally, a significant amount of iterative work was required in translating initial concept designs, through to ‘artists impressions’ and then finally into detailed design drawing that were spatially accurate and fully scales.
This approach, through integrating all of these elements into one package, underpinned by the extensive depth and accuracy of the data, has removed the duplication and reduced the time required to achieve the outputs.

The ability to produce spatially accurate and detailed 3D models of any working environment for a fraction of the time and cost traditionally required.