3D Scanning & Modelling

A relatively new technology, 3D scanning enables us to make a virtual model of literally any physical structure. A 3D scanner measures points at varying densities to create a point cloud from which we can extract the required information to generate 3D models or 2D plans..

The utilisation of scanners is very diverse and new applications are always being found, if you know you require a Scan Survey or think it would be a good solution to your needs we will endeavour to make it happen.

3D Scanning & Modelling

3D Scanning Case Study

3d Scanning or LiDAR

See our case studies below for an example of recent jobs that we have done to see the results this type of survey can generate.

In the Case Study shown below the client required a detailed survey of the exterior and interior of a farm building currently used in part as a Parrot breeding centre, for a re-development plan to be drawn up.  Due to the uneven nature of the construction and relatively complex layout of the site a 3D scan of the building was the most cost effective survey.

Another advantage of using a scanner is that what you are effectively doing is taking a snap shot in time of the building as whole from which the required plans are constructed back in the office.  The field work is relatively quick and although the processing takes time if the required level of detail changes then no site re-visit is necessary as you already have the data, it is just case of picking the extra detail from the point cloud.

As you can see from the images below, taken from screen shots, generating elevations, sections and floorplans from a point cloud allows much higher levels of detail to be drawn.  Should the client require it the data could also be used to create a 3D model for designs or walk through visualisations for marketing purposes.

Elevation Example

Elevation scanning

Floorplan Example

Floorplan Scanning


What clients say about us

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Peter Richards
Peter Richards & Co, Property Consultancy
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Charlene Sussums-Lewis
Carter Jonas
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Mike Russell
Designs With Nature, Gold Medal winning garden designer