Xmo Strata now offer Laser Scanning, Digital Reconstruction & More!
A Warehouse Example
This warehouse was scanned to produce a full indoor point cloud. Scans were taken at ground level.
The scan took 2 days to complete including cleanup.
The registration accuracy of the project was 2.2mm!
This was supplied to the client as a point cloud file (various formats are available) and a customer friendly web export for easy measurement by non technical users that can be run from anywhere (even offline!)
– Double Click to zoom to a point
– Scroll in/out with your mouse wheel
– Pan the camera by holding the right mouse button
– Rotate/Tilt the camera by holding the left mouse button
Answers to some frequently asked questions
Laser Scanning at its core is quite simple, it is a method of capturing the shape of physical objects using a laser. The laser will accurately capture fine details of an object and measure its exact size. The laser data is presented in the format of a “Point Cloud”.
3D Scanning is another term for Laser Scanning.
A Point Cloud is the resulting data set from a laser scan. Each point is a data point in space that represents a position/measurement on an object. Laser Scanning devices will generate a point cloud when capturing the area around them which can be imported and viewed into various CAD software. The point cloud can then be used to build accurate models by drawing over the cloud or modelling from the cloud.
Point Clouds are highly accurate, most laser scanning devices will be within the accuracy range of between 1-5mm depending on how well your data was captured and processed. This allows for incredibly accurate measurements and dimensions of any object that was scanned. Point clouds have uses in many industries, ranging from building/land surveying to millimeter accurate machine part building. If you’d like to know the size of your farm land or quarry, that’s possible, likewise if you’d like to know the size of a bolt/screw in your machine, point clouds can be useful to you.
There are no set answers for this question. Lots of things need to be factored in when planning a laser scanning job. – How high do you need the quality of your scan? – Do you need your scan in colour or black and white? – Do you want high quality photographs with your scan? – Is your scan of a building that requires working at height (Roof capture?) All of these things can alter the time of your scan.
Digital Reconstruction is a term used to describe the way that a building/object is reconstructed in a digital format. If we scan a house and use the point cloud to generate a model of the house, it has been reconstructed digitally.