Mark LaBell of SSOE to Present “Demystifying Large Point Cloud Data Sets for Simple Integration on Complex Projects” at Midwest University Conference for Autodesk Users

Prior Lake, Minnesota, February 27, 2015 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, is proud to announce that Mark LaBell, BIM/CAD Technical Leader at SSOE, has been selected to present at Midwest University’s 2015 Conference. The event will be held March 26-27 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

LaBell will be speaking on “Demystifying Large Point Cloud Data Sets for Simple Integration on Complex Projects”. His session will guide attendees through planning for, and efficiently using, large amounts of point cloud data across multiple offices. Key learning points will include how to plan and budget for laser scans, strategies for modeling existing data versus reliance on a point cloud only, how to break up point clouds for retrofit jobs into manageable file sizes, and how to manage large data sets across multiple offices.

These concepts will be supported by project examples including how 500GB+ of point cloud data being used across three offices was setup to decrease WAN latency and improve workstation performance. Software workflows will illustrate how laser scans were setup including: existing conditions modeling, creating demo drawings, and coordinating design of new elements within existing point clouds. The software discussed in this class will focus on Autodesk ReCap, Autodesk Navisworks, and Autodesk Revit.

Midwest University (formerly Minnesota University) is a professional development conference where attendees learn about new and emerging technologies, new features of Autodesk software, and tools and techniques that keep building and infrastructure firms competitive. This two day event features a selection of 72 classes during 9 breakout sessions taught by the region’s top instructors and Autodesk technical experts.

Mark LaBell has been a user of, and customization expert in, 3D CAD software for over 15 years. He supports and trains users while maintaining a sound and practical user environment for SSOE. He is always looking for the next best thing, whether process improvement, software, or hardware when it comes to practical design and user experience. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing from Eastern Michigan University. In addition to this presentation, Mark has presented at Autodesk University Conferences in both 2011 and 2012. Mark works in SSOE’s global headquarters located in Toledo, Ohio.

Mark is scheduled to present on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:15 am. For more information on this event, visit:

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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