3D Laser scanning services & As-Buit Surveys
We rebuild the geometry of elements and infrastructures using 3D laser scanner technology
Generation of Autodesk Revit and other models for BIM solutions
We generate plans in both 3D and 2D with strict adherence to the highest standards of technical drawing. Using laser scanning technology, we capture point clouds that serve as the basis for three-dimensional and two-dimensional documentation of various architectural, engineering and industrial elements. The resulting models are processed using widely recognized software tools on the market, such as Autodesk Revit, Graphisoft Archicad, Navisworks, Tekla, Solidworks, among others, to become BIM-ready 3D models.
At Scanphase, we produce comprehensive, information-rich 3D BIM (Building information modeling)models from point cloud data. Our laser scanning and Scan to BIM services are highly in demand thanks to our extensive experience in executing modeling projects based on point clouds over several years.
Point Cloud Model (Facades and Exteriors) to Autodesk Revit
Point Cloud Model (Interiors and Structures) to Autodesk Revit
Capture buildings in maximum detail using 3D laser scanning
3D laser scanning technology in the hands of our experts allows us to capture your site in extreme detail. 3D laser scanning and 3D visualization solutions are a more accurate and efficient way to support your planning, design and construction. Our scanning service turns reality into immersive data that can catapult your information guesses to certainty. If you are not familiar with the use of 3D scan data, our experts know how to turn the data into the desired results. We don't just scan, we deliver solutions.
Our professionals start your project with the required objective. One or more field specialists will execute an on-site scan plan consisting of one to thousands of individual scans. Each scan can take minutes to hours and billions of points can be collected, all with extreme precision. The data is then processed in our office and transformed into a single consolidated 3D object, usually in the form of a point cloud or mesh.
If your project requires as-built documentation, our in-house design and modeling team works with 3D point cloud files and expertly converts them to 2D and 3D models as needed. The end result converts your data into the desired format, be it a point cloud file (rcp, E57, fls), mesh (stp, obj), AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Graphisoft Archicad, Solidworks, Navisworks and others. All your completed documents are accessible through the cloud.
Point cloud model obtained with laser scanning
Revit Model - LOD 100 BIM
Revit Model - LOD 200 BIM
Revit Model - LOD 300 BIM
Scan-to-BIM workflow using Revit
The scan-to-BIM workflow incorporates laser scanning, point cloud extraction technology, and intelligent BIM tools to further automate the modeling process and provide a realistic visualization to convey design intent. This workflow can be applied in the architecture, engineering and construction industries:
Scanning: A laser scanner is used to capture the construction status of the office to determine dimensions and available area. Any suitable scanner can be used to capture the construction status of the building, with the scanned data processed and indexed in the Autodesk ReCap desktop application.
Processed: Once the laser scanning of the building is completed, the scanned data obtained must be processed, recorded and indexed. This is done using Autodesk ReCap. This will result in a .RCP file which can then be imported into Autodesk software such as Revit, Civil 3D, AutoCAD and Inventor.
Model and visualize: Imported point cloud into Autodesk Revit provides the modeler/designer with a base from which to work according to requirements and specifications. It is necessary to capture and model the as-built state of the building. This can be done by scanning the as-built state and overlaying the point cloud onto the design model, where adjustments are made to represent the final as-built state, or by scanning and extracting the geometry from the point cloud and applying the necessary finishes to represent the final as-built state. built state. construction status. We will use the second option to demonstrate the power of point cloud geometry extraction technology.
Point cloud models and their relationship with the LOD (Level of Development) in BIM
When developing a BIM (Building Information Modeling) project from a point cloud model obtained by laser scanner we consider the level of development required. The LOD "Level of detail" or "Level of development" refers to the level of definition or development of a modeling in a BIM project.
The American Institute of Archited (AIA) proposes the development of the information model for a building through development levels, these are called LODs, these levels will be related to the point cloud model as follows:
LOD 100 - Conceptual design
Develops a base-level model to represent basic information related to a concept such as area, volume, location, height, and orientation of elements.
This is a level of physical appearance, visual proposal or conceptual design that is equivalent to 20% of the total amount of possible information.
LOD 200 - Schematic design
Define a general model with approximate values for each element. Information such as quantities, size, shape, orientation and location along with other non-geometric information is associated with each element of the model.
The modeling elements must be constructed with a variation tolerance of 30 mm from the point cloud
LOD 300 - Detailed Design
Describe precise models and drawings with specific assemblies, precise quantities, precise size, shape and location. The stage helps to create a detailed model with all the information about different elements defined with precision.
The modeling elements must be constructed with a variation tolerance of 10 mm from the point cloud
LOD 350 - Construction documentation
Defines how different elements interact with other elements and systems with the help of charts and documented definitions. It is a level equivalent to the previous one, but including the detection of interference between different elements. This level modifies the entire project with respect to 300 according to the defined criteria.
LOD 400 - Manufacturing and assembly
At this stage, all elements are defined as specific assemblies with detailed and complete information about the assembly, details and manufacturing. In addition, details about the quantity, size, shape, orientation, location and non-geometric information are also attached to the model.
The modeling elements must be constructed with a variation tolerance <10 mm of the point cloud
LOD 500 As-built
The as-built stage allows all elements to be modeled as constructed assemblies, that is, how they will appear in real life. This stage can define information on maintenance and operation and different types of real and accurate information are attached to the elements.