About 3D Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning is a Non-intrusive means of rapidly collecting detailed and accurate “As-Is” data.

The 3D laser scanner emits a narrow eye-safe laser beam that “sweeps across” a target object gathering literally millions of closely spaced measurements in a matter of minutes.

These measurements are grouped into a compressed point cloud databases that can be easily manipulated on standard desktop and laptop computers displaying a dense representation of the scene.

Data can be viewed, navigated and analyzed much like a 3D model in traditional CAD systems

3D Laser Scanners are (Eye-safe)

Using Class 1 or 3R Laser Product

Using 3D Laser Scanners Increases Productivity

Using 3D Laser Scanners Increased Accuracy

  • Accuracy of single measurement
  • Position – 6 mm (1/4”)
  • Distance – 4 mm (1/6”)
  • Modeled surface precision
  • 2mm (1/12”) std. deviation

Benefits of Laser Scanning

MORE DATA

  • Eliminates need for field re-visits

SAFER DATA ACQUISITION

  • No Personnel in harm’s way

COMPARABLE COST / SUPERIOR PRODUCT

  • Faster and More Accurate Data Acquisition
  • Interfaces directly with CAD for easy data manipulation

VALUE-ADDED BENEFITS

  • Obtaining Data Beyond the Project Limits
  • Reduce/Eliminate Field Re-Work

COMPLETE FACILITY “AS-IS” DATA

  • Provide higher levels of accuracy
  • Increase quality, while controlling cost
  • Eliminate additional site visits
  • Compress field-to-office timeline
  • Selected feature extraction and manipulation

MULTIPLE USES FOR SINGLE DATASET

  • Space Utilization
  • Real Property Validation
  • Building Information Models (BIM)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Conflict/Interference Identification
  • Change Detection
  • Security Planning/Threat Analysis

Instructional Video Series

In this excellent video series produced by Leica Geosystems, How it all Works explains in detail how laser scanners work and how they are used. Contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more: info@smartgeometrics.com