Using 3D Laser Scanning for Asset Management
Making information more easily accessible
3D laser scanning is one of the most popular topics in the technology world and continues to be discussed because of the wonderful uses. This technology has helped improve many areas, save money, and help produce sustainable products. Now it is being implemented in areas that involve planning and assessing projects.
How does 3D laser scanning work
This technology was created several years ago but wasn’t used until the 1990s, and since then, many of the kinks have been worked out. It has become a popular tool to use on construction sites, pipeline assessments, and much more.
3D laser scanning works by taking rapid pictures of an area collecting information. It creates digital points over a scene where it focuses. Users, on the other end, can see each point very clearly. It then turns that information into files that are saved through the cloud and uploaded into virtual reality. This allows other users to see the accurate rich in detailed information without physically being somewhere. They can view the data from any direction and angle and zoom in as much as they need. This can allow small details to be seen that could typically go missed.
It is some of the most precise technology on the market, creating the perfect tool to use in many areas that require great detail, accurate information, and to share the data quickly. There is nothing else like it on the market, and this makes it a unique product to have.
How can 3D laser scanning help engineers
Using models, engineers can access information in a virtual setting, allowing them to look at and create accurate plans. The original scans need to be done by just one person who can then share them with all the other team members. Most of it can be seen through a computer, laptop, or any other device. This makes it easily accessible information.
“3D scanning solutions provide clients with highly detailed and reality-rich 3D data that streamlines the design and construction process – reducing project risk,” says Mark Franklin. He is the account manager at Kleinfelder.
3D laser scanning devices allow a company to look at any current process and refine it to make it better, faster, and more strategic. As more gas and oil companies see the uses of this technology, they too will start using and adopting this equipment. This tool helps reduce risk in a process and allows others to share with each other almost instantly. It is an open-source of communication.
3D laser scanning has grown at an exponential rate and entered our world at full force. People all over the globe have started using this technology. Many companies, big and small, have seen the benefits of using this technology and have implemented it in some significant parts of their companies.
It is not only for professionals but has been adopted by students, artists, designers, and many more. This tool proves to be useful in many ways and is becoming the go-to tool for many individuals.