Posts tagged as 3D

Virtual technology to model electricity grid in 3D

Advanced 3D digital modelling of the UK’s electricity grid will be launched by electricity network operator SP Energy Networks as it plans to introduce Fugro’s virtual technology to reduce the risk of power cuts and prepare for the introduction of the technology across its network. This follows a trial since 2014. The upgrade will use […]

3D desktop scanner gets macOS support

Scan Dimension, developer of 3D scanning, imaging, and realisation technology, has released a macOS version of its 3D desktop scanner, SOL. Scan Dimension’s SOL is a user-friendly 3D scanner, ideal for the engineer, maker, designer, or hobbyist. Now, customers can use SOL with macOS Mojave. Recently released, the SOL 3D scanner has been receiving praise […]

3D laser scanning workflow overview for newbies

This article looks at  point cloud basics and a workflow which will enable capturing and processing of a 3D laser scan. Laser scanners collect surface data about an object or structure by beaming a laser repeatedly off its surface and plotting points (equivalent to each beam that is emitted) into what is known as a […]

Automatically generate highly detailed floorplans

The latest release of NavVis IndoorViewer 3D building visualisation software includes feature updates that automatically generate highly detailed, coloured floorplans based on point clouds and extend the routing function with the addition of a path drawing tool. The release also includes a new way to customise and view content and enterprise-ready security features. The web-based […]

Taking 2D to 3D civil site design

Bentley Systems has released OpenSite Designer, an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. The software advances BIM through comprehensive 3D site design, spanning reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimisation, stormwater drainage modelling […]

Integration of real-time 3D mobile mapping and construction verification

ClearEdge3D, makers of EdgeWise, Verity, and Rithm for Navisworks software, is has announced a collaboration with Gexcel, makers of Heron wearable scanners, that was unveiled at the SPAR 3D and AEC NEXT conferences in May 2019. The collaboration advances scan-to-BIM workflows with streamlined data collection and construction QA/QC. The two companies have joined forces to […]

Insights and long-term value of the Notre-Dame Cathedral 3D project

In 2011, the late Prof. Andrew Tallon used 3D laser scanning to map the Notre-Dame Cathedral. On 15 April 2019 the conflagration of the cathedral’s spire highlight the cultural and historical value of a geospatial technologies such as 3D laser scanning, far beyond its initial value of understanding the construction of Gothic architecture. The advent […]

Photographic 3D mobile surveying

Gexcel introduced the Heron AC-2 Color, an improved version of its AC-2, designed for customers who need to integrate their point cloud models with images from a 360° panoramic camera. Beside the professional indoor/outdoor 3D real-time mapping, localisation and change detection capabilities, it allows users to add a photographic survey. This feature can speed up […]