WE 3D SCAN BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. FROM THE SCANS, WE MAKE DETAILED 2D PLANS AND 3D MODELS. WE CAN ALSO TRANSFORM A POINT CLOUD INTO A VISUALISATION MODEL, OR USE IT TO ANALYSE SURFACES AND STRUCTURES
3D scanning is the measurement of thousands to millions of data points in order to create a point cloud.
Our 3D scanners are set up at every practically useful location in the building or around the structure.
These site locations are then accurately mapped. Scans can be made in black and white or in colour.
At the office, the point clouds from each set-up are then brought together using the correct software for the project.
The outcome is a complete and detailed point cloud.
Various data can be extracted from this point cloud:
- Walkthrough of the point cloud,
panorama photos per set-up
- 2D plans
- 3D models (Revit, Archicad, etc.)
- Mesh models
- Surface flatness and verticality measurements
We create point clouds according to the specific needs of your project. We take the following into account when preparing any deliverable:
- What should the point cloud be used for?
- Which software does the customer use?
- What size should the point cloud be?
- What type of cloud is desired? (e57, pts, ptx, xyz, rcp, las, laz…)
- Should the cloud be in colour or monochrome?
To enable convenient viewing of the scanned building or object, a viewer is also supplied with each point cloud, as standard.
This makes orthophotos ideal for taking measurements and they provide added value, especially where difficult-to-measure shapes are involved. They also save you a great deal of time having to measure everything manually.
Due to the large amount of detail in a point cloud, the resulting 2D plans are more complete, correct and detailed. This level of detail is simply not possible using a total station or a range finder.Moreover, it is a very flexible way of working: extra details or sections can be extracted from the existing point cloud, in most cases.
Customised models can be created from the point cloud, in line with the desired level of detail (LOD).
SURFACE FLATNESS AND VERTICALITY MEASUREMENTS
Has the concrete floor been cast flat? Is theroof at the correct angle?
Measurements taken with a 3D scanner provide rapid answers to these questions.Quick measurement and clear mapping are made possible due to the high densityof points produced by laser scanning. Measurement by an independent expert alsoavoids discussions.
We can also detect whether the work is beingcarried out correctly using a 3D or BIM model. Comparison between the model andthe actual situation quickly reveals any construction faults.