Blog What is 3D Laser Scanning and How Can You Benefit From The Service?

3 years ago

Author: Seventwoseven

What is 3D Laser Scanning and How Can You Benefit From The Service?

What is 3D Laser Scanning?

The devil is in the detail and a simple survey of your existing building will give you just that, a simple overview. But with a 3D laser scanning survey, not a single detail will be missed; every millimetre and every fitting in sight accounted for, providing the best possible model for your project.

What is 3D Laser Scanning?

Whether you are renovating, installing a new design or are at the beginning of planning work on your existing building, a 3D laser scanning survey is the best way to capture the data needed for the design process. Using non-contact, non-destructive technology that digitally captures the shape of physical objects using a line of laser light, the exact shape and size of the object is inputted into digital form, creating a 3D digital model of the object. In other words, 3D laser scanning creates an exact digital replica of your building in brilliant detail.

Using cloud point data, your building becomes a 3D digital model that allows us to accurately design and prepare for the pending work. As the laser is placed in the centre of the area to be scanned, the laser technology picks up every detail in sight, so if the ceiling has a slight dip or a wall has an alcove, the laser will pick this up in seconds and include the information in the 3D model.

Lasers sound great, but how does it benefit my project?

The answer is three-fold.

Firstly, the scanning is a quick one-step process and most importantly it’s non-disruptive. The lasers are completely safe to be around, so if you have a busy environment you don’t have time to pause, that’s no problem. The scanning can be done at any time and will always provide accurate results.

Secondly, 3D laser scanning provides high accuracy with minimal errors. Measuring hundreds of millions of data points results in a point cloud that provides an accurate representation of the site. With a 3D laser survey as the starting point for your projects design and construction work, the process will run smoothly and effectively. The 3D model created from the scan can also be used in conjunction with BIM

Finally, with a quick one-step process that is accurate, you’ll save money on the potential problems and barriers that could come up if a standard survey was completed. Minimal errors mean minimal problems in the long run, so your project will be smooth and cost effective from the get go.

Our 3D laser scanning service covers all areas, from completing the scan, processing the data to create a model and even using the survey to design your project. We have a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure you get the best service possible, whether the project is residential, commercial or retail. If you would like to discover more about how 3D laser scanning can deliver return on investment on your building projects, speak to one of our expert team. You can contact us at office@seventwoseven.com or give us a call on 01702 667436.

BIM is the new must-have in construction and for a good reason. With years of BIM and 3D scanning experience, we can provide an in-depth and expert service. If you would like to discover more about how BIM can deliver return on investment on your building projects, speak to one of our expert team. You can contact us at office@seventwoseven.com or give us a call on 01702 667436.