Our laser scanning service is available across North America. We use next-generation LIDAR scanners capable of high-resolution dome scans. Every scan measures millions of points and each point knows its precise XYZ position in space. Collectively, these points constitute a "point cloud" that can be navigated, drafted, and modeled in many of todays most popular CAD applications. Compared to conventional surveys, laser scanning captures environments in astonishing detail. Even the most challenging geometry such as curves, angles, and deformations can be scanned with unprecedented accuracy.
We extract floor plans, elevations, sections, TIN meshes & solid models directly from point clouds.
We generate Building Information Models directly from 3D scan data in Revit and IFC formats.
Point clouds can be imported into the latest versions of AutoCAD, Revit, Civil3D, Inventor, Navisworks, Bentley Microstation, and many other applications. Architects, engineers, and technicians can now manipulate, draft, and model scan data right from their favorite CAD software. We deliver PCG, PTX, or FLS files, and additional formats are available upon request.
Applied to architecture, a point cloud is nothing short of a dimensionally-correct, digital reproduction of the building itself. Point clouds can be referenced for a myriad of practical uses, including the generation of floor plans, site plans, elevations, ceiling plans, mechanical layouts, inventories, and Building Information Models (BIM).
Laser scanning also has interesting applications in manufacturing, aerospace, mining, film, gaming, archaeology, reverse-engineering, forensics, and accident reconstruction (to name a few) and novel utilizations of the technology are being discovered all the time. If you think 3D laser scanning may be a good fit for your application, let's talk.