documentation

How to view 3D Scan Data

3D laser scan data or point clouds are comprised of hundreds of thousands, even millions of points.  Without processing these clouds to not represent much in the way of valuable information. However, once processed a 3D laser survey can be supplied in multiple file formats for direct import into your existing design software.  Alternatively our documentation services provides accurate conversions into:

Registered
Point CLoud

A 3D visual representation created from the raw scan data in Faro SCENE or Autodesk Recap.  Although this isn’t quite photographic quality it is a cost effective way of demonstrating existing site layout  without any additional modelling.

3D
Modelling

The conversion of a point cloud into a 3D model which can be easily distributed and exported in multiple formats into most major software packages.

2D
Draughting

Creating plans, technical and fabrication drawings and topographical surveys directly from point cloud data or 3D models available in digital or PDF formats.

2D Draughting

Converted point cloud data  can be used to produce  accurate draughting and fabrication drawings, floor plans and elevations along with topographical mappings.  With 2D applications available in a variety of formats such as .DWG and .DXF these are a digital version of a typical drawing pand or blueprint.  Digital documentation is reducing the need for physical hard copies however all digital drawings can be produced and printed in traditional .PDF formats.   

Topographical Mapping

Topographical documentation by PointSCAN 3D laser surveys

Geo-referenced to local or national OS grid. Accurately acquiring naturally occurring and man-made site features. 

Available in a variety of scale factors and grid formations digital mapping can be imported directly into standard or bespoke blocks ready for printing.

Detailed construction and fabrication drawings can be extracted from the 3D model or point cloud data.

PointSCAN 3D laser survey autoCAD applications
2D Drafting PDF

Additional in-house design can build off of existing data to create new designs and replacement details to new or existing CAD drawings.

Technical & Fabrication Drawings

Measured Building

FLOOR PLANS & ELEVATIONS

Converted point cloud data  can be used to produce  accurate draughting and fabrication drawings, floor plans and elevations along with topographical mappings.  With 2D applications available in a variety of formats such as .DWG and .DXF these are a digital version of a typical drawing pand or blueprint.  Digital documentation is reducing the need for physical hard copies however all digital drawings can be produced and printed in traditional .PDF formats.   

3D CAD

DIGITAL MODELLING

Point Cloude data is accurately converted into solids and surfaces which are compatible with most major software applications such as AutoCAD, Revit, Solidworks etc.

Whatever your requirement our professional CAD modellers are able to assist you in delivering high quality digital 3D models.

 

Levels of Detail

FLOOR PLANS & ELEVATIONS

3D laser scanners acquire vast amounts of data but there are occassions where you may not always need all the data captured.  In addition the more data that is modelled the larger the files size and understandably the greater the cost.  For this reason drawings and models can be created with the correct amount of data suitable to complete the specific requirements of the project. 

Our levels of Detail (LOD) can be varied across and single drawing or model. For example you may wish to show that there is a building present LOD1 but the plat inside at LOD4.

LOD1              LOD2              LOD3               LOD4

“A single laser survey captures every detail.
Use as little or as much of the data as you require,
Come back for more without returning to site.”

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Water and wastewater engineering and fabrication drawings completed bt PointSCAN 3D laser scanning
Land Survey could be anywhere in the UK.
measurement data for BIM surveys