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    Why utilize long range 3d scanning in San Antonio?

    Common reasons include: 

    • Installation of new piping around what is already there
    • Analyzing tower or tank straightness
    • As a substitute for hand measurement
    • Documenting a site before demolition
    • Fitting new glass into an old structure
    • Create shop drawings, floorplans and elevations
    • Taking inventory of stockpile volumes
    • Determining clearance for new equipment installation
    • Creating visualizations for proposals and presentations
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    San Antonio 3d scanning can help your engineering team

    3D scanning has the ability to accurately capture everything that is seen in any particular location, including structural steel, ducting, and even small stuff like lights and handrails. It provide engineers a “digital twin” to refer to.  Within this digital plant they can look around, take measurements, and even create 3D models and 2D drawings that can be used to support specific projects. We can also create these types of useful items for you should you need that service. The resulting CAD drawings and models created from 3D scans will put your engineers’ minds at ease knowing that they are working with current information and they can design with confidence. This is critical for minimizing interferences and choosing the optimal and least invasive locations for new or retrofit equipment. 

    What Our Customers Are Saying

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    “I have used Arrival 3D for many projects over the last several years. A great group to work with. I can always count on them to get the work completed on time and on budget.”

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    My company has used Arrival on several occasions. Arrival came to our remote job site a couple times, bringing their equipment with them. I am enthusiastic about their capabilities and service.” 

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    I had Arrival 3D laser scan two properties that are going into the architectural design phase. They produced LOD 300 models for both project that were excellent. Scheduling was easy and the 3 week turnaround was fast. I look forward to using them on many more development projects.”

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    what CAN BE SCANNED USING A LONG RANGE SCANNER in San antonio?

    The extreme portability of our 3d laser scanners allow reality capture of just about any scenario. Here is just a sample of the many environments we have scanned: 

    Arenas and Stadiums
    Cement Plants & Quarries
    High Rise Buildings
    Chemical Plants
    Piping & Conduit
    Theater
    Roads & Bridges
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    Historical & Government Structures
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    Steel Structures

    deliverables - what you can get from a 3D scan in San Antonio

    • Point cloud with free viewing software
    • As-built 3D CAD model  in Revit (or other format)
    • Plan, elevation & section drawings
    • 360-degree photographs
    • Fly-by, orbit or walkthrough videos
    • Virtual reality environments and simulations

    Applications of 3D Scanning in San Antonio

    Renovating an old multi-story building

    When planning and engineering for multi-million dollar projects such as a large building renovation, it is critical that things go right. 3D scanning up front allows engineers to draw up precise plans and drawings that minimize conflicts during construction. The scan serves as an invaluable resource for many interested parties in such a project. 

    Update P&ID's for a gas plant

    A plant in the oil and gas industry will change over time, that is without question. This results in the P&ID drawings of record ultimately becoming out of date. 3D laser scanning provides a dual benefit of not only providing a way to update P&ID’s but also provides a truly accurate as-built reference 3D model of the plant. We feel that an as-built 3D model combined with smart P&ID’s is the way of the future.

    measure floor flatness

    3D laser scanning provides a better way of measuring and visualizing floor flatness than the old FL and FF method as measured with a ruler. When you use a 3D scanner you get extremely thorough and accurate results that can be depicted as color maps for a deep understanding of the floor’s shape.

    obtain a 3d model of an aircraft

    Scanning an airplane is a fantastic way to capture it’s shape. We can scan interior and exterior and convert it into a CAD model or STL mesh depending on your needs. From small single seaters to airliners, we are the best at aircraft 3D scanning and would be delighted to scan an aircraft for your company.

    determine whether something will fit

    You may have a pump that you need to lower into a channel, and you want to see if it will fit before lowering it in and getting stuck. Or perhaps you have a large vault door that hasn’t been opened in years, and you want to know if it will scrape the concrete. 3D scanning can answer these questions so you can proceed with confidence.  

    create a virtual reality walkthrough

    Imagine walking around your digital model, with the clouds moving in the breeze and the equipment so real it seems like you could touch it. That is the experience we can provide with your 3D model created from 3D laser scanning. 

    Obtain as-built models of a power plant

    Many power plants have outdated as-built drawings. 3D scanning provides a way to obtain updated drawings in the form of 3D CAD models of structural steel, ducts, equipment and piping. Armed with accurate models, your engineers can route new designs around existing objects, avoiding potential clashes and interferences during new construction.

    Design to fit existing pipes, vessels and equipment

    When a processing plant adds a new product line, there is new piping and equipment that needs to be installed. With careful planning and the as-built drawings obtained from doing 3D laser scanning, the new piping designs can be engineered for precise fit, minimizing installation delays due to unforeseen conflicts.

    P2D Plans for Permits

    3D laser scanning is very efficient at capturing floors, walls and ceiling of building interiors as well as anything outdoors. from the scan we can quickly generate plan and elevation views that you can use as a basis for various purposes like obtaining permits. 

    as-built reference for boats, ships & vessels

    3D laser scanning can capture the exterior or interior of a sea-going vessel. Any sized boat, ship or vessel can be scanned. For smaller boats (depending on location) this can be done in a day. The scan can be turned into 2D drawings for use by a naval architect, or into 3D solid models for various types of analysis.

    analyze wind turbine towers for defects

    Wind Turbines can be scanned safely and easily from ground level. Scans can be used to analyze to identify any dents that may be present, and map out their location and depth. Scans can also be used to analyze the tower has a whole, and determine whether it has been structurally compromised after a failure event.

    track constructino progress with photos

    Panoramic images captured from a 3D camera can quickly and thoroughly document a construction site, making it easy for you to track progress and manage teams more effectively.