2D & 3D Scanning Services

About Laser Scanning

Laser scanning takes fast and precise indoor and outdoor measurements in three dimensions. Laser scanning enables us to capture accurate measurements of complex objects, buildings, and sites. The laser captures one million points per second, each point with its own XYZ coordinate, in a global 360-degree radius.

Webshare Cloud

Webshare Cloud provides simple access to 3D documentation. It allows you and your clients to view the point cloud and take measurements, annotate, and calculate areas in your normal web browser. Projects are cloud-based and allows for public or private access. 

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Point Cloud

After on-site scanning is completed, we process individual scans by converting a tabular format of millions of point coordinates into a virtual 3D representation called a point cloud. The point cloud is also overlaid with high definition photographs, allowing a photo-realistic image of the scan.  The point cloud is then used to produce highly accurate record drawings or 3D models. Often times, we provide only this data to our clients that have in-house capabilities like Revit, Autocad, Recap, or other design software.

Point Cloud Image Examples

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Orthophotos & 2D Documentation

Orthophotos are a snapshot of a slice through the scanned object. These snapshots are used to quickly produce 2D documentation/measured drawings.

Orthophoto Image Examples

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3D CAD/BIM Models

The point cloud is used to create 3d models and BIM models. Depending on the type of software that your business uses, we can assist in the modeling or provide the pointcloud so that you can create your own model. Typically, all the industry standard design software has native tools to model from a point cloud.

3D CAD/BIM Model Image Examples

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Construction Verification

This can be as simple as confirming stub up locations before a slab is poured on grade or verifying steel framing locations after erection.

Construction Verification Image Examples

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Deformation/Volume Surveys

Scans can quickly detect deformation that the naked eye cannot see in structures and also quickly determine changes is slab elevations. Scans can also be done periodically to monitor movement in structures.

Deformation Image Examples

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Inaccessible Space Measurements

Scanning provides the opportunity the acquire information where the setting may be out of reach or dangerous. The scanner has the ability to scan up to a distance of 1000 feet, in addition to scanning around moving equipment providing increased safety.

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Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning

• Complete & Accurate Data for Simple or Complex Structures

Quick, accurate 2D & 3D models- no need for field measuring. Shareable online for AEC Team

• Improved Planning & Design

Saves time by having accurate information: extract topos, study grades, & calculate accurate material quantities

• Cost & Schedule Reduction

Reduce site visits, field changes, & rework

• Quality Control/Avoid Conflicts

 Detect & avoid new installation conflicting with existing structures

• Increased Safety

Avoids working around moving equipment & inaccessible or high spaces

• Historic Documentation

Accurate record documentation for preservations or renovation purposes

• Asset & Facility Management

Detailed model of power components, machinery, pipework & other assets useful for management of retrofits

• Flexible, Shareable, Useable Data

Scan data is native to Autodesk software, ArchiCAD, and others. Free software is available for use with point clouds as well as FARO Cloud WebShare. Access, view, take linear or volumetric measurements online & share your information with ease