A Streamlined Workflow: Overlay As-Planned to As-Built
One construction-specific tool helpful for those in the industry is DroneDeploy’s Project Design Plan (CAD) Overlays. Here, workers can import, overlay, and view design plans directly over their flight maps. With a side-by-side record of progress done, costly mistakes can be caught early, avoiding rework altogether. Virtual Design and Construction (“VDC”) Managers use this feature most frequently to compare CAD drawings to a project’s latest drone map, allowing the user to monitor grading vs. elevation, conduct route plans, and pinpoint safety concerns at the beginning of a project. We typically see our customers fly routinely throughout a project’s lifecycle so that VDCs and other stakeholders can continually check as-planned to as-built designs.