Architects, designers, and engineers often require much more than a 2D topographic drawing to meet their project needs and requirements. GeoEarth offers a 3D survey service, adapted to the specification of our clients. If you need to take your project beyond 2D AutoCAD drawings and plans, we can provide 3D laser scan data and 3D point cloud data deliveries, plus Autodesk Revit modeling for your project.
3D surveying is revolutionizing digital data capture in all industries, becoming more common for design, presentation, and engineering.
How do we do it?
Our 3D scanning allows you to capture the real time environment exactly as it is. The scanning process creates a point cloud made up of millions of dimensionally accurate points. Color is also captured as an RGB value. The point cloud can then be reconstructed to give it a surface and rendered with added color or images to give the 3D model a realistic texture. In addition, digital step models can also be produced.
Viewing 3D Survey Files
Viewing, measuring or marking 3D laser scan point clouds with Leica TruView viewer, either with Autodesk ReCAP or in Revit or AutoCAD environments.
We offer the Autodesk Revit model to take your restoration, remodeling or preservation project to the next level. If you are working towards a BIM level 2 workflow, a Revit model is a good start for a renovation project. Using the same fundamental values to create accurate Revit models from point clouds, total station data, and manual measurements. We can also convert existing 2D AutoCAD projects into Revit.
Oil & Gas
Storage tank inspection used to be a time-consuming process, but now companies can address societal concerns using 3D scanning technology.
To reduce the risk of human error and ensure measurement reliability, a long-range 3D survey can be performed as an alternative to traditional manual inspection methods. High-precision laser scanning technologies are used to acquire three-dimensional measurements in a variety of applications, including compliance with API 650 and 653 Standards.
Forensic Technical Engineering (ITF)
It is a science that studies certain events related to equipment and facilities normally associated with an accident, incident or abnormal behavior that causes or has caused an unwanted situation. That is, the ultimate cause or causes of the analyzed situation are determined, trying to find the root cause, the corrective measures to be adopted to restore the situation to its original state and / or the preventive measures to prevent the situation from recurring in the future.
The purpose of the forensic technical investigation of an event is to clarify the ultimate causes that have produced it. The event may have been caused by a single cause, although it is common for several causes to have acted in a chain. In any case, Forensic Technical Engineering must, through an investigation that employs the appropriate method, establish these causes without margin of error, or at most, with a small margin of acceptable error.
The conclusions of the reports made applying Forensic Engineering techniques can be applied in various circumstances:
- In the clarification of an event
- In search of the causes of repetitive failures
- On warranty claims
- In determining responsibilities, judicial and extrajudicial
- In damage claims
3D Digitization for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage
In recent years, 3D digitization has become part of a consistent procedure without direct contact with the works that are registered, for the documentation and long-term preservation of cultural heritage. The high resolution 3D digitization of sites, monuments and objects allows us to monitor, study, disseminate and understand the shared history of our cultures. The digital information that is being created in this way must be kept securely. An integral component of the process is the digitization of surfaces with the highest resolution that current technology allows and their archiving in raw format, which ensures their re-processing in the future with more advanced software.
Our cam Short-range 3D treatment (more than 8cm and less than 1m operating distance) is used to record the shape and surface of an object in detail. A short operating distance is generally associated with higher resolution.
Where is 3D Surveying Used?
- Steel Plants
- Chemical Plants
- Electric plants
- Oil & Gas
- Electrical substations
- Infrastructure Construction
- Forensic engineering
- Conservation of Cultural Heritage
3D Survey Applications
- Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Structural inspections.
- As built documentation generation (Installations, structures and industrial plants)
- Digitalization of interiors and exteriors of industrial plants, commercial and residential properties.
- Complex piping systems scanning.
- 3D scanning of large structures
- Studies and reengineering according to construction
- Topographic studies
- Engineering studies and in detail
- Structural deformation and volumetric analysis
- Plant design
- Crime scene / forensic digitization
- Study of the interferences of the new pipe lines, additional structures, equipment, wiring, etc.
- Control of deformations and fatigue breaks.
- Control and supervision in mines
- Surveys of roads and corridors (design and topography of roads)
- Volumetric surveys (collection volumes)
- Infrastructure surveys (inspection of infrastructure works)
- Construction site inspection and design surveys
- Survey of the design of public goods
- Inspection and clearance distance of power lines
- Surveys of mines and quarries
- Tank inspection and calibration
- Dimensional control
- Catalog of mechanical works of infrastructure already built.
- Construction point cloud obtained through 3D Scanner
- Cloud of street points, electrical infrastructure and buildings obtained through 3D Scanner
- Point cloud obtained through 3D Scanner
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