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Capturing Reality in 3D Explained

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The power of autonomy, data, and capturing reality in 3D is the cornerstone of a more productive building industry. Mike Chawaga, CEO of Robotic Imaging, writes about how digital 3D modeling software elevates the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

From an article in Digital Journal.

In an ideal situation, a building designer would have access to smart 3D models with clearly defined design elements. A change made to one component would automatically reflect on the other elements connected to it. The presence of an accurate and smart 3D model can be crucial for all stages of construction.

A building information model (BIM) is a method that allows designers to create a similar digital 3D model that AEC professionals can later use. Based on an intelligent model and cloud infrastructure, BIM incorporates reality data to create a digital representation of a building across its lifecycle. There is an increasing demand in the AEC industry for applying BIM to existing buildings. Scan-to-BIM services enable the creation of digital models of pre-existing structures and sites that can be used to develop and maintain a living replica of the built world.

A laser scan-to-BIM model is a 3D model created from light detection and ranging sensor, also known as LiDAR. The reality scan’s purpose is to capture an object’s elements in physical space. “Scan-to-BIM” captures high-resolution 3D simulations of existing buildings and converts them into workable models as if you were there. In effect, these sensors or LiDAR technology automates the challenging task of documenting the sites in their current form.

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