‘3D Scanning’ and point clouds

When you have a project that involves the re-use of existing structures, steelwork, pipework, or facilities, and you’re aiming to use modern 3D design technologies to optimise your construction timetable and reduce costs due to rework, then you must find a way to create accurate data about the existing environment otherwise all your work is an approximation.

Majenta 3D Scanning Service

This is where Majenta and our 3D Scanning service can help. This applies equally, whether you’re involved with: BIM for construction, steelwork for structural engineers, ducting, pipework and cable trays for mechanical/electrical engineers, or precision factory/facility process engineers that are trying to extract the most efficient use out of every area of space available.

Here at Majenta, we always advise our clients to receive a full 3D Scanning service.

The reason is so we can deliver CAD data using workstations that are built specifically for purpose with specialised software plug-ins to extract the data.

We’re experienced in collecting 3D data for anything from:

  • Churches
  • Plants Rooms
  • Food Processing facilities
  • Automotive Press Lines
  • Robot Lines

If you can see it, we’re able to extract CAD data for it!

Why take the risk of manual techniques when we’re able to give an existing facility accurately, cost effectively and best of all, faster then you could ever dream of doing it yourself.

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What is ‘Point Cloud Scanning’?

“Point clouds may be created by 3D scanners. These devices measure a large number of points on an object’s surface, and often output a point cloud as a data file. The point cloud represents the set of points that the device has measured.”

“As the result of a 3D scanning process point clouds are used for many purposes, including to create 3D CAD models for manufactured parts, metrology/quality inspection, and a multitude of visualisation, animation, rendering and mass customization applications.”

3D Data Acquisition/Laser Scanning

We’re not constrained by being a survey company or metrology company, so we’re able to provide 3D Data Acquisition using a multitude of tools. 3D Laser scanning provides a large part of our data acquisition techniques.

For larger schemes, we selectively use other equipment from the survey and metrology disciplines to provide an optimised solution for any project size. The native output of a laser scanner is known as a Point Cloud. 3D Scanning output is extremely large and often causing ordinarily powerful workstations to at least slow down if not fail.



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