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Our 3D laser scanning service brings the entire site onto your desktop in the form of 3D-DWG files and a 3D Walkthrough.
3D laser scanning is a precise method for documenting geometry and dimensions of existing structures both, interior and exterior.
Engineers, Architects and Facility Managers rely on us in delivering survey-grade measurements and as-is engineering analysis using 3d laser scanning and CAD modeling.
You can eliminate the need to revisit the site or take hand measurements, save time, increase efficiency, and avoid costly change orders.
As-Built Building Information Models (BIM) can be generated using general arrangement drawings and engineering specifications where a digital twin is created.
This streamlines all future design and maintenance requests throughout the project life cycle.
Scan to BIM applies to Mechanical, Electrical Plumbing (MEP), Structural, Piping and Architectural elements.
Elevate your Property Condition Assessment (PCA) to the next level, walk through the space as if you were there, take 3D measurements and annotate points of interest in 3 Dimensions.
The 3D walkthrough for construction sites enables you to visually inspect existing conditions from any location, using a simple URL, communicate project requirements with vendors, share visual updates with stakeholders and have a complete archive or the entire project Lifecyle. Reach out to us to discuss your project needs.
3D laser scanning is a method used to measure dimensions and geometry of existing structures with high accuracy. The instrument used to measure dimensions is called a 3d laser scanner. 3d laser scanning is used to replicate real life objects needed to deliver an as-is or an as-built survey for further engineering analysis.
When compared to conventional measurements methods, a 3d laser scan survey provides millions and sometimes trillions of surface measurements in 3D, making it a much more detailed survey. See more applications here
Pricing a 3D laser scan survey depends on the area being scanned and the level of details needed. The larger the area, the more scans will be needed to cover it. It also depends on how many walls or obstructions are in the vicinity, the more obstructions, the longer the survey will take and the more it will cost. Another factor is whether or not colored scans are needed. Colored scans take longer to capture and cost more but provide better visuals.
Almost all professional grade laser scanners can operate indoor and outdoor. One important factor to consider when selecting a 3d laser scanner is range. If you need to scan tall structure, determine the maximum height you will be dealing with then multiple it by 3 to help you decide on the scanning range. Another factor to consider is accuracy or ranging error. This is a number provided by the manufacture showing the + and – tolerances.
Yes, the amount of data measurements collected by a 3d laser scanner make it an ideal solution for a topographic survey as it logs the x,y,z values of every inch in the surrounding area. A survey control point will be needed to tie in the laser data to a datum.
Depending on the type of scanner used, each manufacturer has their own software that is compatible with the laser data (pointcloud). Pointcloud registration software include Scene, Cyclone and Recap. Once the pointcloud data is registered, it can be imported into many different software tools depending on the project needs.
Professional grade 3d laser scanners range between $25K to $90K depending on accuracy, manufacturer and use case.
Yes, the process for creating a building information model (BIM) using a 3d laser scanner includes: scanning the building, registering the pointcloud data, converting the pointcloud data into an RCP/RCS format, then importing RCP/RCS into Revit for modeling. It is important to point out that the scanner in itself does not provide a ready to use BIM. An Architectural modeler will create Revit families and add any relevant information to the model manually.