3D Scanning

The method of 3D scanning is the highly updated and most advanced of all surveying, building and construction and design techniques. 3D scanning is a type of high definition method that provides faster and more accurate results compared to traditional methods. Hence, more constructors, builders, project developers, and architects now rely on 3D laser scanning to accurately survey structures that have already been developed but need to be examined for demolition, renovation, remodeling, and other reasons.

Benefits of 3D scanning:

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The mechanical design also plays a big role in retrofitting. Retrofitting is a cost effective alternative to replacing old machines in plants and facilities. Before the process of retrofitting starts, designers are required to take measurements of some mechanical parts, existing technology with new technology, and measure with other elements within the machinery environment. 3D scanning makes it very easy for designers to gather these measurements in a single surveying session. Therefore, this will eliminate the need for taking the measurements manually.

Fabrication inspection

Fabrication inspection is the inspection of fabricated parts. These include parts for bridges, automobiles, and road signs. The inspection can either be done manually, which can take a long time or the use of 3D scanning. Mechanical designers, through the use of 3D scanning, can easily identify issues such as improper thickness, warping, under trimming and over trimming through the use of geometric tolerancing, color map deviation, and cross-sectional analysis.

Interference checking

Interference checking refers to the phase in which an assessment is conducted regarding the design plan. This assessment includes checking if the design plans are feasible in the first place. 3D scanning helps in checking the interference by analyzing the feasibility of construction, code deviations, pipe runs and connection points.

Conceptual designs

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Accuracy and versatility

Highly accurate drawings are some other benefits of 3D laser scanning, and these can help when there is the need to accurately re-construct spaces. Scanners objectively measure spaces to make sure that all angles are precisely calculated with little or no error. 3D laser scanners are very fast and easy to use, and they reduce the average time that most land surveyors have to spend on the field. The accurate results prevent the need to re-work and re-assess property. As a result, surveyors can reduce their turnaround time.

There are many benefits of 3D scanning in building and construction, surveying and design industries. Therefore, when designing a product, always make sure to take advantage of 3D scanners.