3d Laser Scan services

3d laser scanning services | South africa

Laser scanning services in South Africa, are rapidly becoming significant service for construction and architectural application due to its precision and accuracy. Above accuracy and precision, laser scanning offers a much faster and comprehensive method of collecting data compared to traditional surveying methods.

Freelance Geomatics is one of the best laser scanning service providers in South Africa. Our partnerships with freelance laser scanning technicians, ensures we edge out our competition when it comes 3D scanning to expertise.

Our laser scanning services:

  • BIM modelling (Revit models)

  • Object scanning and updating as-built plans

  • Site inspection

  • 3D laser scanning

  • Terrestrial scanning

  • Virtual reality walk-throughs

  • Deformation monitoring

What is laser scanning?

Laser scanning is a surveying method that remotely collects and measures the positions of objects, surfaces, infrastructure and landscapes. 3D laser scanners collect data as point clouds, through the emission of laser beams that reflect off of surfaces and back to the sensor. The point clouds contain a million 3D (XYZ) coordinate points, when put together they give an accurate 3-Dimensional representation of an object or surface. Point clouds can be imported onto CAD or BIM software to produce 2D or 3D drawings.

Applications of laser scanning

Design and renovations: With 3D laser scanning it is easy to create an accurate twin model of an existing structure. Scan-to-BIM is a process whereby a point cloud is converted to a 3D model. The 3D model can be used to improve existing designs or propose renovations.

Clash detection and coordination of system: Laser scans can be used to prevent clashes within a project. Be it during the installation of new equipment or determining correct pipe sizes, scans can help detect possible ergonomic clashes.

The benefits of laser scanning

  • Reduced site visits.

  • Quickly view data in a reality context.

  • Improve the coordination of utilities and systems

  • Saves time and money

  • Improved quality and accuracy