Our customers have been experiencing the benefits that 3D laser scanning can bring since 2012 when Prime Design first adopted the technology for site and project surveys. The accuracy, efficiency and versatility of 3D scanning is invaluable for brownfield sites or for projects where integration with existing plant and equipment is complex. On many occasions, by utilising our 3D scan data, PDP has uncovered inaccuracies in client drawings and supplier designs that would have caused havoc in project delays and increased costs. PDP now routinely carry out 3D laser scanning as an integral part of our project processes.
What is 3D Laser Scanning?
Traditional measuring methods such as tape measures, lasers, range finders, and total stations require more effort and risk inaccuracies. Our 3D laser scanning provides exact measurements in three dimensions right at your fingertips.
3D scanning is ideal for a range of applications. 3D scanning offers the most efficient method for three dimensional documentation of real world environments. The scan gathers vast amounts of data quickly and brings the virtual scene back to the office.
The photorealistic 3D colour scans can be shared, and viewed simultaneously from different locations via SCENE WebShare Cloud.
Scanned data can be easily exported and used with many standard CAD and modelling platforms (AutoCAD, Navisworks, Revit, 3DS etc.) to create 2D or 3D drawings and models.
Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning
Accurate information: The results give a precise, virtual copy of reality in millimetre accuracy. This means fewer mistakes when integrating new equipment into existing installations.
Survey time is reduced: In addition, levels of detail and accuracy are increased. The scanning process is quick compared to measuring and drawing.
Scanning data is easily accessible online: no need for additional software, just a web browser. Data is shared with customers, suppliers, partners or other company sites leading to improved project communications.
Reduced carbon footprint: Scanning saves on unnecessary repeat site visits to check missed dimensions and details.
Merge proposed drawings with existing layouts: Clash and/or interference points are easily identified by merging scan data (actual/as-built) with CAD drawings (proposed).
Reduces exposure to medium and high risk environments: Personnel can view and measure environments remotely.
Compare design vs built: During the build and installation phase of a project, we can utilise interim scanning to monitor project progress.
Equipment ‘assets’ can be tagged for facilities management, snagging lists, maintenance records, general comments.
Emergency Services can evaluate potential hazards, escape routes or to review premises before entering a potentially hazardous situation.