One of the hardest things to convey to people about working with point clouds is the “extra benefits”. The benefits that go beyond just the speed and accuracy of the capture of the data. One of those benefits is the level of detail that is captured and visible in the scans while working with them. Most people think of small features like individual cables or nuts and bolts when they think about “fine detail”. While those details are incredibly useful to have, to me I love the fact that the scans capture the signage around the site. As you can see here;
this is a “no naked flames” sign and it is a timely reminder of the kind of area we are working in. Having this reminder in the model while working with it can assist greatly in thinking about the design and installation of any new equipment going in the area. Especially when at first glance it is not an obvious area to be flame/spark free. This alone could potentially save thousands of dollars by preventing a poor decision in the design stages of a job. Have you been thinking about using 3D Scanning on a job? feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more about it or need a quote. We are happy to travel and service all of Australia.
I know it looks great and all but please for the love of all things good and pure stop getting your whole facility remodelled off 3D scan data! I know this sounds counter intuitive coming from someone who provides 3D scanning as a service, but we also do 3D modelling and drafting. Wait a minute, that makes it sound worse, not better. So join me on a little journey while I explain why it is a bad idea to get your whole facility remodelled off scan data not to mention a complete waste of money.
It’s time to dish out some hard truths and reality checks about 3D modelling and scan data so strap yourself in, this ride might get a little rough for some.
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.
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”