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Laser Scanning by Definition

In modern surveying, the general meaning of laser scanning is the controlled deflection of laser beams, visible or invisible.

Within the field of 3D object scanning, laser scanning (also known as lidar) combines controlled steering of laser beams with a laser rangefinder. By taking a distance measurement at every direction the scanner rapidly captures the surface shape of objects, buildings and landscapes. Construction of a full 3D model involves combining multiple surface models obtained from different viewing angles, or the admixing of other known constraints.

Laser Scanning by Definition

In modern surveying, the general meaning of laser scanning is the controlled deflection of laser beams, visible or invisible.

Within the field of 3D object scanning, laser scanning (also known as lidar) combines controlled steering of laser beams with a laser rangefinder. By taking a distance measurement at every direction the scanner rapidly captures the surface shape of objects, buildings and landscapes. Construction of a full 3D model involves combining multiple surface models obtained from different viewing angles, or the admixing of other known constraints.

Scan to 3D Model Services Overview

The need to capture existing real-world conditions in a digital format has become increasingly more vital across all industries.

Key Benefits

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Facility Management

An intelligent model can be a more cost-effective means of facility maintenance and serves as a single source of accurate information that helps reduce change orders, schedule interruptions, and eliminates the need of constantly traveling to the site or facility.

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Construction

Capture the site conditions for utility clearances.  Field check the design.

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Engineering

Get fast and accurate measurements for existing pipe, steel structures, foundations and utilities.

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Architecture, Historical

Scan to BIM for clash detection. Analyze historical structures for restoration.

Why Choose Us

ECAD provides the knowledge and expertise needed to deliver a model of existing conditions in a timely manner to meet your project deadlines.

 

ECAD will not bid on projects and compete against you. By the time we are involved in the project, the job is already won. As such, we often operation as a direct extension of your team to fill in when resources are needed and you want to avoid involving a competitive counterpart.

Deliverables

We can provide models in the following formats:

  • 2D DWG
  • Mesh Model
  • AutoCAD Overlay
  • Plant 3D
  • CADWorx
  • Advance Steel
  • Revit
  • Inventor
  • SolidWorks
  • Civil 3D
  • Navisworks
  • Raw Point Cloud
  • Recap File

Our Client’s Words

Matt

I have been in the Autodesk arena for over 30 years, and have purchased Autodesk software from many vendors over those years and without a doubt, ECAD has been the most responsive, helpful and knowledgeable Autodesk vender by far. Their staff is amazing, they always know the answers and are able to facilitate an excellent outcome. I highly recommend ECAD to anyone looking for dedication to service that exceeds expectations!

George H.

Sometimes you can find a company through the internet that actually cares for your needs like a you would expect from a local mom and pop type shop. The folks at ECAD have been servicing my business for three years now, all from a search on the internet. I will continue to do business with them as I grow. Thanks guys for your pursuit of excellence!

adventurefilms

I have been involved with ECAD for 7 years now and they have always been able to help and answer questions, and if there wasn't a question they could answer directly they were able to get an answer in a short amount of time. Their on-site service has always been great, installs, upgrades, etc. ECAD is recommended.

Ryan W.

Working with ECAD has been a real pleasure. These guys are fantastic, down to earth, very knowledgeable and always willing to help! I would recommend ECAD to anyone looking for that complete turn key engineering solution.

Jesus V.

Always a great experience when working with ECAD. Have done business for many years now and their customer service is A+

George H.

Sometimes you can find a company through the internet that actually cares for your needs like a you would expect from a local mom and pop type shop. The folks at ECAD have been servicing my business for three years now, all from a search on the internet. I will continue to do business with them as I grow. Thanks guys for your pursuit of excellence!

adventurefilms

I have been involved with ECAD for 7 years now and they have always been able to help and answer questions, and if there wasn't a question they could answer directly they were able to get an answer in a short amount of time. Their on-site service has always been great, installs, upgrades, etc. ECAD is recommended.

Kenny M.

ECAD definitely stays on top of any request I have ever made. Thanks for the professional and enjoyable help through the years!

Christopher V.

The guys at ECAD are knowledgeable, helpful and flexible, I'd recommend their services to anyone needing general CAD support and training. In addition to training seminars that they've offered, they have helped through direct messaging if when discipline specific issues occurred.

Benjamin S.

ECAD is a very client focused company. Recommend!

Theresa D.

I’ve found you and ECAD very responsive, flexible and reasonable to work with – which can be a rarity these days!

Pig Launcher Scan
Pig Launcher Scan

Pig launcher model
Pig launcher model

Plant Scan
Plant Scan

Plant scan conversion
Plant scan conversion

Gas plant
Gas plant

Gas plant closeup
Gas plant closeup

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Point cloud to 3D in action
Point cloud to 3D in action

3d model converted from 3d scan electrical distrubtion yard 3D model
3d model converted from 3d scan electrical distrubtion yard 3D model

3D Scan of Electrical DIstribution Yard
3D Scan of Electrical DIstribution Yard

Heat Exchanger
Heat Exchanger

Wastewaterfacility
Wastewaterfacility

Waste water
Waste water

Pig launching station
Pig launching station

Industrial laundry facility
Industrial laundry facility

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