The basis for an accurate model
The use of 3D laser scanning is becoming more and more popular in various industries. There's good reason for this, since it allows you to capture information faster and more accurately than ever. It forms the basis for an accurate model of an as-built situation.
Technology like virtual reality means your team, customers and clients really get to experience the result.
Advantages of 3D scanning
Short lead times
Time savings in contrast to taking and recording measurements by hand provide for faster lead times for your projects.
3D scanning can be used across all industries, from architectural, civil engineering or mechanical engineering projects through to plant design applications.
Never forget a measurement again
You will never have to go back to a building or project because you have forgotten to take a measurement.
Integration with Autodesk solutions
Effortlessly import the output from 3D scanning systems into a range of Autodesk solutions as a basis for further design.
Extremely accurate and super-fast
Capture measurement details for an entire building to within 2 millimetres of accuracy in the space of a couple of hours. The job of taking measurements manually can take days.
Save not only in man hours, but also failure costs.
Designing directly in the as-built environment
The 3D scanner allows you to capture x,y,z coordinates in a point cloud at very high speed. In this way, measurement data can be taken for millions of points per second at distances of up to 330 metres. The scanner not only captures measurement point data, but also takes photographic images giving each measurement point a colour value, in this way creating a true-to-life image of the object.
Whether it's a machine, technical system or components, entire buildings, structures, bridges and landscapes, 3D scanning can be used across disciplines. It is ideal for mapping an existing situation, forming the basis for intelligent 3D CAD design. So, you no longer need to start from a blank sheet, instead you design directly in the existing environment and context. This fast and affordable solution not only produces time savings, but also avoids failure costs.
Before refurbishing the magnificent old post office building in Ghent, the future tenant wanted to get an idea of how it would look once the work was complete. There were very few drawings available of the post office, or they were outdated. We did a 3D scan of the building and the environment and produced a Revit model to show the whole building in detail.
This model was further enhanced by adding materials and colours. It was then a simple matter to show this virtual model in combination with the current situation on the ground. As a result of this augmented reality technique, potential tenants could get a better impression of the expected end result than had been possible up to that point. Not only did this mean the tenancy went ahead, but implementation was also much easier.
We make sure you get your project off the ground quicker with better end results
We have more than 30 years of experience in constantly ensuring our solutions and services keep pace with the latest innovations and developments in your specialism. As a result, our experts are uniquely placed to help with 3D scanning, from scan to model, and have been successfully doing this with leading organisations for many years. We use our specialist expertise to ensure you get your project off the ground quicker with better end results.
Outsourcing from scan to model
We will be happy to help you with the whole process from scan through to BIM or CAD model, of a product or machine, right up to accurately scanning entire buildings. Save time and costs and avoid errors due to manual measurements. Together with our highly regarded 3D scanning partners, our experts arrange the on-site 3D scan and turn the point cloud into an exceptionally useful 3D model.
Choosing a scanning partner
We work with various 3D scanning partners, and together with you will choose the best one for your project.
Based on technical boundary conditions, the scanning partner will migrate the scans to a point cloud.
Editing point clouds
We clean up and edit the point cloud in Autodesk Recap.
Based on the point cloud we create a full 3D model, suitable for use in Inventor or Revit for example.
We provide you with the original scans, point cloud and the 3D model in Inventor or Revit.
3D scanning software
Would you prefer to work on point clouds and develop models yourself?
The leading ReCap software from Autodesk allows you to effortlessly convert all 3D scanning data into a reliable, cleaned 3D ReCap model. This model will then work seamlessly with Autodesk Revit, Inventor or other CAD software so that you can carry out further editing, create simulations and/or visualisations or combine it with other models, e.g. using Navisworks.
|The best tools for your 3D scanning workflows|
Autodesk Recap allows designers, engineers, and builders to integrate reality capture data into their design and building process.
With Revit you speed up the design process considerably and create the most beautiful 3D visualizations for BIM workflows.
Inventor Professional is the center of an connected product development ecosystem that enables you to make great products with professional grade engineering solutions.
Navisworks helps enabling coordination, construction simulation, and whole-project analysis for integrated project review.
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