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.”
I recently published a post on the top 10 questions I get asked when talking to people about 3D laser scanning. I was going to include this as a bonus question, but it is really worthy of a post of its own as it isn’t really a straight forward answer.
One of the big questions I get asked a lot is this; Continue reading “Why you should be using 3D laser scanning on your projects.”
As a drafter for a number of years now, this is a question I get asked quite a lot. The simplest answer to this is; “the one that suits your needs the best”. However when I say this, it is often mistaken as Continue reading “What is the “Best” drafting program to use?”
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”