Editors Picks

  • An Easy Reality Capture Solution for Historic Structures

    Laser scanning a historic structure is the fastest way to capture accurate measurements for documentation and restoration, but what is the best tool for this purpose? Chad Studer of NOAR Technologies, based in Troy, MI, recently tested the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner inside the Fillmore Detroit and achieved impressive results. “What stood out to …   Read More

  • Software Advances Push Point Cloud Use to New Level in Building Documentation

    Users cite breakthroughs in registration speed, simplicity as key drivers. — Point clouds captured with professional-grade 3D laser scanners have long been the gold standard for as-built documentation because of their unrivaled accuracy and level of detail. More recently, innovations such as the imaging laser scanner have promised to make point clouds accessible to everyone. But …   Read More

  • New Partnership Advances Immersive 3D Visualizations for AEC (SPAR3D)

    October 2, 2017 – A new partnership between Leica Geosystems and Matterport gives AEC professionals a fast, simple solution for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and digital images. The partnership integrates the new Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner with Matterport’s cloud-based platform, as well as Multivista’s construction progress documentation services. SPAR 3D explores …   Read More