Leaders in Scan to BIM Technology

3D Virtual Design Technology (3DVDT) is leading the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries in Scan to BIM technology.  With the use of a High Definition 3D Laser Scanner, we can capture the interior and exterior of the existing structure in 3D and create a precise 3D model with 2D as-built drawings, directly from the captured scan data. This Scan to BIM technology is faster, safer, and more accurate than traditional surveying methods.  Our expert team can help you determine the best solutions for your specific project needs.


The raw point cloud serves as a tool for:

  • 3D BIM Modeling 
  • 2D As-Built Documentation
  • Visual Presentation 
  • Virtual 3D Fly-Throughs 
  • Clash Detection 
  • Digital Preservation/Conservation of Heritage Sites
  • Energy Analysis (Daylighting Studies)
  • Reconstruction Documentation
  • Facilities Management  
  • Archival Documentation

The deliverables acquired from 3D laser scanning technology go far beyond the AEC industries, however, they all share a common goal, "Documentation of the As-Built Environment".


High Definition Laser Scanning

3D Laser Scanning captures spatial data by the use of laser light.  The shape, position and spatial locations of objects are recorded by millions of points. The scanner's ability to see everything in its line of sight and create a Point Cloud (a set of vertices in a 3D coordinate system, defined by X, Y, Z coordinates) has revolutionized spatial data collection.  Once scanned, the data is then registered, producing a Point Cloud that can be imported into the BIM program to create an accurate, fully parametric 3D model of the existing conditions.  Customized deliverables can be exported, providing you with a foundation for the further development of your renovation, retrofit or restoration project.  View our Case Studies to see how Scan to BIM can be your solution for a more efficient project workflow.


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