CASE STUDY: 3D Scan Curved Staircase in Cisco, TX.

Embarking on another exciting project, Arrival 3D is set to revolutionize staircase design precision. Our focus shifts to the intricacies of curved glass handrail panels that demand a touch of innovation. Join us on this journey as we employ cutting-edge 3D laser scanning technology to capture every nuance, ensuring that form meets function seamlessly.  

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    What Was Scanned

    Arrival 3D is in Cisco, TX scanning staircases adorned with captivating curved glass handrail panels that deserve nothing short of perfection. Our client, facing a challenge with ill-fitting panels, turns to Arrival 3D for a solution. Armed with the precision of a 3D laser scanner, we aim to capture the exact shape of each glass panel.Acknowledging the unique nature of glass, which does not readily scan, our client is collaborating with us to prepare the surfaces. Masking tape becomes the ally, transforming the transparent into the opaque, providing the laser with the ideal canvas for measurement. Armed with design drawings from our client, Arrival 3D sets out to create a visual masterpiece that marries technology and craftsmanship.


    We start with the data collection process that takes mere hours onsite. Clean, compact, and efficient – that’s our promise.

    The result? An incredibly accurate point cloud, a million data points creating a digital tapestry of the area’s intricacies. Beyond capturing necessary measurements, this project is about spatial planning and design precision. Whether you prefer the raw power of a point cloud or a polished Revit CAD model, Arrival 3D delivers both.


    Join us on this journey of reality capture, where innovation meets efficiency. You’ll spot our Leica RTC360 in action, mapping the future of design with every precise sweep in the accompanying image.

    3D Onsite Laser Scanning for Reality Capture

    Location of Scan

    Cisco, TX.
    Arrival 3D excels at swiftly documenting existing conditions.

    Scanner Used

    At Arrival 3D, our toolbox is equipped with an impressive array of 3D scanners, each tailored for diverse tasks. Among our latest and most favored additions are the Leica RTC360 scanners – the champions of versatility. We’ve strategically positioned multiple RTC360 scanners across the United States, and they’ve become our go-to for a multitude of reasons.

    What sets the RTC360 apart? Picture this: lightning-fast scanning with a complete full dome scan and spherical HDR image captured in under 2 minutes at a remarkable 6mm @ 10m resolution. This scanner boasts 3D point accuracy of 1.9 mm @ 10 m, 2.9 mm @ 20 m, and 5.3 mm @ 40 m. Whether you need to scan up close or push the boundaries, the RTC360’s range extends from a minimum of 0.5 m to an impressive 130 m.

    Portability is key in our line of work, and the RTC360 nails it. Weighing in at a mere 5.5 kg (11.7 lbs) and paired with a collapsible tripod, this scanner is our ticket to reaching clients swiftly and efficiently.

    On-site, the user-friendly interface makes setup a breeze, catering to a spectrum of 3D scan requirements – from low to high resolution, color or grayscale, with the added bonus of tilt control. Real-time registration, powered by the Visual Inertial System (VIS), ensures seamless point cloud alignment between setups.

    The Leica Cyclone REGISTER 360 software for the RTC360 is our trusted ally in integrating 3D point clouds. The output files integrate seamlessly with industry titans like Autodesk Revit and Dassault SolidWorks, making collaboration a seamless process.

    With Arrival 3D, it’s not just about scanning; it’s about sculpting reality with precision and efficiency. Welcome to the future of 3D scanning excellence!


    3D Laser Scanning a Curved Staircase Railing in Cisco, TX.


    Our commitment to precision goes beyond the mere capture of measurements. Arrival 3D promises a comprehensive set of deliverables that align with our client’s expectations and surpass industry standards. In AutoCAD DWG format, we present detailed panel drawings that go beyond the surface.

    Each panel comes to life in a 2D overlay drawing made in Planview, offering a side-by-side comparison of the design and scan data. This visual roadmap facilitates a deep understanding of where adjustments are required and ensures that every curve is meticulously examined.

    To complete the package, Arrival 3D introduces a 2D plan view drawing showcasing the assumed groove shape based on the scan of the visible railing base. This additional layer of information provides valuable insights into the structural nuances, contributing to a holistic understanding of the project.

    The glass will be installed at the time of scanning

    Added Value

    Arrival 3D has often been the trusted solution for architectural projects that become frustrating due to the shortcomings of manual measurements. Clients, having invested considerable time and resources into constructing sub-assemblies that refuse to fit, turn to us for a rescue mission. In a world where existing architectural structures rarely come with accurate blueprints, and dimensions subtly shift over time, Arrival 3D steps in with precision 3D scanning. We transform the chaos into clarity, providing meticulous documentation of the areas in question. 

    The peace of mind that is inherent with a digital representation of a project is priceless and the ability to share this accurate data with the entire team instantly, and often remotely, is one of the wonderful benefits that these technologies allow us today. It’s not just about scans; it’s about salvaging architectural visions, redefining precision, and ensuring a seamless path to success. Welcome to Arrival 3D – where challenges meet solutions, and precision reigns supreme.