A Better Way to Use Point Clouds in AEC Projects

Laser scanning helps lower building contractor risks by ensuring as-built drawings are accurate and by exposing any inaccuracies early in the process, before they turn into change orders during construction. One area where contractors increasingly want to use point clouds is in the QC/QA process. Scanning the real-world construction site and comparing the point cloud data with the models can help identify potential problems and clashes before they occur. However, most commonly used modeling software was not designed to manage and manipulate point cloud data, making it difficult to leverage the power of rich, high-accuracy 3D point cloud data sets for project review and analysis. A recent development provides a solution. Continue reading…

Dec. 17 Webinar Highlights Simplified Laser Scanning Workflows

High density laser scanning is indisputably the best way to capture as-built data for BIM. But cumbersome software and complex workflows have prevented many construction firms from adopting this technology in-house. To be practical, it needs to be simple. ****UPDATE: The archived version of the webinar is now available online. Continue reading…