What is high-definition 3D Leica Scanning?
3D Scanning accurately and efficiently captures 3D data in a wide variety of settings, regardless of size and surface features. 3D Scanning creates clear and precise digital records of existing structural or topographical conditions without physically touching anything. The end result is a Point Cloud with millions of tiny points each with its own known location that allows for exact measurements to be easily extracted.
What are the benefits of 3D Leica Scanning?
Cost – Engineers and Designers can eliminate costly return site visits by capturing millions of unique data points in a single onsite visit.
Productivity with Increased Accuracy – By capturing millions of points, Engineers and Designers have the most accurate and up-to-date information geo-referenced with the ability to create as-builts without return site visits. Leica Scanning is a precise way of collecting data more accurately than traditional methods of retrieving the same data.
Safety – Because Leica Scanning is a non-contact tool, surveyors can collect information on a structure in its current condition without disruption to the workforce or unnecessary risks. It eliminates the need for using cranes, lifts, or climbing around or over equipment to take measurements. For this reason, Leica 3D Scanning is a much safer way to collect data because the scanning can be done from the ground.
- Lower cost as-built & topographic surveys
- Reduction or elimination of costly “return visits” to the site
- More accurate, complete as-builts for retrofit design projects translate into better retrofit designs. These translate, in turn, into (1) less construction rework due to interferences and fit-up problems and (2) the ability to factory-fabricate instead of field-fabricate.
- Reduced facility downtime due to (1) fast, unobtrusive scene capture and/or (2) minimal field fit-up, field fabrication, and field rework thanks to accurate as-builts
High-Definition Surveying not only offers many benefits to the measurement professional, but also to the recipients and users of accurate spatial information. Civil engineers, plant designers, CAD professionals, architects, contractors, forensic investigators, archaeologists, and owner/operators can all reap the cost and added-value benefits that 3D Scanning provides.
Added Value Benefits
In addition to direct cost savings, 3D systems offer important “added value” benefits:
- Faster results
- Shorter project cycle times
- Better quality results
- Less ambiguity – more complete
- Higher level-of-detail
- Safer data capture
- Unobtrusive data capture
- Point clouds can be conveniently used & reviewed by others for more efficient management of projects
Leica Scanning provides a true representation of the current conditions and depicts everything that has been added or changed since construction.
How are the Point Clouds generated from Leica Scanning analyzed and used?
The next question is “What’s Next?”. Just like “Intelligent P&ID”, end-users want and need to leverage the data they have gathered & collected in one place. However, with Point Cloud Data, the reality you are faced with is Terra-bytes of data! To make this feasible Leica has developed Software Tools that leverage the Point Cloud Data and make it available to ALL of the STAKEHOLDERS! From the CAD Operator with Cyclone, CloudWorx, and JetStream to the entire team with TruView!
Just imagine having your outside contractor the ability to walk on-site and immediately find the pressure sensor they were sent to replace. Just log into TruView on your iPhone or Android Device and navigate to to the location!
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