Laser scanners will arrange points as far and as wide as possible to ensure that measurements are taken and recorded for optimal precision. One of the best features of a 3D laser scanner is its ability to scan across X, Y and Z axes. It removes the need for you to physically measure and account for the space yourself, which is naturally going to be an appealing prospect to many architects and designers.
The fact that you can scan full axes of your area means that you can effectively build 360 flythroughs and designs which you can edit, amend and build on as you see fit. The time it takes to set up a 3D laser scan may vary, however, it is markedly quicker than having to measure everything yourself. It is also worth noting that scanning times will vary depending on how large your space is, or how complex the area you wish to scan and plot might transpire to be.
3D laser scans will, as stated, deliver a point cloud, which is a file that export and be edited in a variety of different pieces of software and suites. Within a few days of your scan completing, you will be able to access 2D and 3D models, from full CAD designs showing floors and elevations, as well as 3D BIMs and flythroughs which you can use to help offer your clients more confidence in what their final project will look like. Ultimately, a 3D laser scan and data export will allow you to take away a portable version of your physical space, which you can then use to edit and build on with incredible accuracy. You can use this to make precise changes and suggestions without having to actually physically edit the space yourself.
3D laser scanning is a remarkably swift and simple process, particularly when you compare it with physical measuring and data capture. It is also a huge cost-saving standard for many people, as you would normally need to pay for extra expertise and labour in the long run – especially if you make errors. With 3D laser scanning, there are zero errors – giving you more time and money in the bargain. If you'd like to know more about 3D laser scans, be sure to get in touch with our team for more details.