How many scans will it take?

3D Scanning complex pipes

One of the most common misconceptions with laser scanning is that you only need one or two scans to capture an entire room. While this might be true in some cases, it certainly isn’t for the most part. In fact I personally love it when I can get away with one or two scans in a room, it makes me feel like I am getting my job done really fast! I wanted to take a moment to try and show people that may be looking to use scanning how we work out how many scans it takes to do a job so it doesn’t catch you off guard when you get a quote back for 20 scans when you thought it would take 3 or 4.

When most people contact me for the first time for quotes on scanning they commonly say something along the lines of Continue reading “How many scans will it take?”

It’s faster because it’s different, stop trying to make it the same!

Never really being comfortable with the whole “this is the way we’ve always done it” argument I have always been one to question why things were being done the way they are and always looked for a better/faster/cheaper solution to problems. Since getting a 3D Laser Scanner I have really noticed Continue reading “It’s faster because it’s different, stop trying to make it the same!”

Project managers and point cloud data, the hidden advantages.

Pipes Point Cloud Screenshot from Autodesk Recap

Header Photo: 3D laser scan data as viewed in Autodesk Recap.

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine not long after acquiring my laser scanner that i thought would be worth a share with others out there. Especially folks looking to use 3D scan data but not yet convinced of the potential benefits.

My friend is a project manager and business owner who works across most states and territories in Australia and is looking to expand. When he found out I had purchased a laser scanner he was very interested to see firsthand how it all worked and what could be done with the data. As he works in a different Continue reading “Project managers and point cloud data, the hidden advantages.”

3D Laser Scanning – What you should be expecting from your provider.

Screenshot of Treasury Building 3D Laser Scan

I recently published an article on the benefits of using 3D Laser Scanning on your projects. (This article is no where near as long, I promise!) In it, I touched on the things that you should be looking at getting from your service provider. I think it is worthy of detailing some of the key services available and the potential issues and benefits associated with the services, for those that are looking to use laser scanning.

As a provider of Terrestrial Scanning Services (3D Laser Scanning using a stationary land based scanner) I will say now Continue reading “3D Laser Scanning – What you should be expecting from your provider.”

10 Most Asked Questions About 3D Laser Scanning

Point Cloud Questions

3D laser scanning is a technology that has been around for about 15 years or so in a commercial sense. It is an industry that has seen a great deal of growth in the last 5 years due to the introduction of “high definition” scanners that can take up to 1 million points per second, and the recent software race to be the best in the market at using this high quality data. It is a market that is seeing huge growth overseas, but there seems to be a bit of hesitation in the local Australian market.

As someone who has had to do site measurements of some kind nearly my entire working life, i have kept a bit of an eye on this technology as i could immediately see the benefit in both time and cost saving from the very first time i laid eyes on it. Given that I was fortunate enough to be in a position to invest in a scanner for my business just recently i couldn’t resist the urge. However shortly after my huge investment of Continue reading “10 Most Asked Questions About 3D Laser Scanning”