Mobile scanner for BIM workflows

April 19th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

GeoSlam recently demonstrated how its Zeb-Revo RT handheld laser scanner can be used for complex indoor 3D mapping on construction sites at the 2018 Association of General Contractors of America (AGC) Convention. Besides live demonstrations of the mobile scanner and real-time simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) processing software, the company highlighted a recent case study where a US construction firm captured geospatial scan data in 10 minutes to create an accurate 3D building information model (BIM) for a complex space at one of its project sites. The company introduced the handheld scanner in late 2017 as the next generation in its line of lightweight, durable mobile laser scanners. Weighing 0,9 kg, the device enables users to capture high-quality scan data at walking speed. It is also suitable for mapping tight and hard-to-access spaces, such as inside drop ceilings. The device uses WiFi to connect the scanner to a mobile phone or tablet, allowing for real-time data visualisation as the user works, eliminating the need for post-processing. The GeoSLAM Hub software creates an end-to-end surveying and mapping workflow, enabling users to process, view, merge, edit and produce 2D and 3D deliverables.

Contact Stuart Cadge, GeoSlam, info@geoslam.com