What is 3D laser scanning?
A 3D laser scan is a distance measurement performed using a laser scanner; an optical instrument that projects a pulsating laser beam on an object. When the laser beam is reflected back, it is captured by the scanner. The scanner collects up to 2 million points per second. Because the 3D laser scanner cannot see through objects, we make scans from multiple positions to obtain a complete 3D image. During the post-processing phase, the individual scans are combined with the help of software into a complete 3D point cloud. The result is a complete and accurate representation of the object or environment. In addition to the scans, the scanner can also produce a full 360-degree colour photo from any position. The photos are used to colorize the point cloud and are used in online applications such as our WebshareCloud environment. After delivery, the point cloud is available for further 3D engineering in systems such as PDMS/E3D, Revit, Autocad, Navisworks and many more.