Monthly Archives: March 2011

Quantapoint and Faro Team Up

Under the terms of the agreement Faro will become a non-exclusive reseller and distributor of Quantapoint’s Digital Facility software technology. Continue reading

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CAD Models vs. Building Information Models

What about about storing the scan itself as information inside the BIM database, or attaching attributes to the scan data? Continue reading

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Automated Scene Interpretation

Dr. Nicolas Vandapel from the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute was presenting his research on the use of scene recognition technologies to perform automated 3-D feature extraction. Continue reading

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Laser Scanner Rentals

They will certainly sell you a laser scanner and/or software, but according to Travis they are busy – very busy renting laser scanners. Continue reading

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An Introduction to Laser Scanning

I will provide an overview of the technology and Rob will demonstrate the point cloud functionality available in Civil 3D. Should be a fun time. Continue reading

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SPAR 2011 Recap

Finally this was the birth of the ASTM E57 data exchange standard. I certainly think this will be an important topic throughout the year. Continue reading

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Virtual Augusta Produced with Laser Scanning

This is the first time that EA Sports has used laser scanning to create one of their games. Continue reading

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Creating 3-D Models with a Cell Phone

Joseph Chumbley from Lockheed Martin provided me with this link to an article in MIT’s Technology Review where they highlight a new 3-D modeling cell phone app from Microsoft. Continue reading

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SPAR 2011 Day 3

The final day at SPAR was all about standards and organizations. Continue reading

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Day 2 at SPAR 2011

As Joe Croser from Pointools reminded me, “Standards are like toothbrushes – we all know we should use one, but no one wants to use anyone else’s”. Continue reading

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