Leaders in Scan to BIM Technology

3DVDT has been successfully servicing the Architectural, Engineering, Construction (AEC) industry with as-built surveys using Scan to BIM technology. With the use of high definition 3D laser scanners, we capture the interior and exterior of the existing conditions in 3D and create a precise 3D intelligent model and 2D CAD as-built documentation. The 3D capture is a valuable communication and risk management tool, providing quality control with measurable documentation throughout all phases of the construction process.

The Scan to BIM advantage provides:

  • A comprehensive solution
  • Scalable real-time data
  • A safe, non-invasive alternative

3D Laser Scanning Surveys

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.

3D Building Information Models (BIM)

Once scanned, the data is then registered, producing a 3D point cloud that can be imported into the BIM program (such as Revit) to create a precise, fully parametric 3D model of the existing condition. The point cloud can also be used to produce orthographic views as a reference for 2D CAD tracing. Customized deliverables can be exported, providing you with a foundation for the further development of your renovation, retrofit or rehabilitation project. Example Case Studies exhibit the Scan to BIM advantage.

Digital As-Built Surveys

The implementation of best practices ensures a quality deliverable.  The process begins with thorough communication with our client to determine the project scope and most efficient workflow.  Surveying methods used on site include conventional and 3D laser scanning, with  survey control  added for additional accuracy of data capture.

As-Built Surveys

The raw point cloud serves as a tool for your as-built project, providing you with multiple deliverable options:

  • 3D BIM Modeling (Architectural, Structural, MEP)
  • 2D As-Built Documentation
  • Visual Presentation
  • Virtual 3D Fly-Through
  • Interference Detection
  • Historic Preservation/Conservation of Heritage Sites
  • Energy Analysis (Daylighting Studies)
  • Reconstruction Documentation
  • Facilities Management
  • Digital Archival Documentation

Once your entire project has been scanned, the Viewer delivers multiple benefits:

  • Reduced site visits.
  • Valuable communication and risk management tool.
  • Remote data sharing.
  • Quality control throughout all phases of the construction project.