We rebuild the geometry of elements and infrastructures using 3D laser scanner technology

Our services

Our work based on the Laser Scanner technology allows us to generate a large amount of geometric documentation from the collected data through 3D point cloud processing and editing software (Reality Capture).

It is an excellent alternative to traditional methods, which can not deal with object access problems, safety measurements or time and accuracy restrictions.

3D Scanning Services
Laser 3D scanning services | BIM (Building Information Modeling) | Point Cloud | Nube de puntos

We perform accurate and detailed 3D scans of open spaces, large infrastructures, buildings, environments and objects, useful for the execution of projects in industry, architecture, heritage and many other areas.

In the measurement and planning phase of buildings, renovations, interiors and outdoor installations, detailed and reliable measurement data are especially necessary. Since accuracy and accurate measurements are the basis of any solid planning and documentation, the processing of simple 2D representations is no longer sufficient for the architecture and engineering sector today.

BIM models from point clouds
Goreferenced point clouds - 3D laser scanning

In Scanphase we produce complete and information-rich 3D BIM models from point cloud data. Our BIM Scan services are used due to our long-term experience of working on point cloud modeling projects. We have a team of architects, engineers and modelers from Scan to BIM with experience in the work of complex renovation projects. We have worked on the renovation and restoration of heritage buildings, government buildings, old commercial properties, residential apartments that must be demolished or updated with newer designs. Scan to BIM modeling services are extremely useful for achieving excellent renovation results in less time and cost compared to traditional methods.

Geo-referencing point clouds

Point clouds are increasingly becoming a common element in workflows for the generation of 3D models, particularly useful for BIM (Building Information Modeling) projects. One of the most important tasks for those who want to use a point cloud in a model with real coordinates is the geographical reference.

One of the biggest concerns when dealing with point clouds is the need to georeference them (transformation from Ground Control Points), or contextualize them within a coordinate system.

The geographic references of the data of the cloud of points is possible to insert them in multiple platforms, like Faro Scene, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Revit, Civil 3D and others.

Orthoimages and 3D sections

We generate corrected views from the point cloud, in which all elements have the same scale, free of errors and deformations, with the same validity as a classical plane. These orthoimages combine the detail characteristics of a photograph with the geometrical properties of a plane and it is possible to realize them of different elements like main elevations of buildings, plants, cross-sections and longitudinals, vaults, etc. Showing them as 3D sections.

By having all the information in the files generated, it is possible to draw the sections by the most appropriate place. If you require more sections you do not need to re-capture data in the field.

3D Point Cloud Generation

The point cloud is the result of the process of scanning the surfaces of the object, environment or infrastructure to be processed with the 3D terrestrial scanner and is constituted by the set of vertices in a three-dimensional coordinate system. These vertices are usually identified as X, Y, and Z coordinates and are representations of the outer surface of an object.

The great advantage of the cloud of points is the possibility to use it in the most common software like Autocad, Revit, Archicad and other software of the market from the generated files.

Revit, Archicad, Tekla... models

The point cloud model is widely recognized as more accurate than traditional measurement methods.
3D laser scanning technology first captures the environment as it is built, then we import the data and process it using software such as Autodesk Revit ArchiCAD and others; This process is called point cloud conversion to 3D model. Our BIM experts can accurately transform point cloud data into a virtual model that is useful for architectural and engineering studies.
While BIM's main focus is on new building projects, the growing market for renovation and restoration projects has led to rapid growth in CAD scanning and BIM scanning services.

Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering is necessary and is becoming increasingly popular as a method to create a 3D model of a CAD part. Reverse engineering rebuilds classic designs and implements new designs. You can generate lost or missing documentation of designs and update or create documentation according to the work.

With non-contact 3D laser scanning, portable image capture equipment integrates 3D modeling processes in one step. They can offer virtual simulations of interiors, speed up prototyping and inspect surfaces in assemblies. The applications are unlimited.

Photographs and images 360
360 photography, spherical photography, panoramic image or 3D model

360 photography, spherical photography, panoramic image or 3D model generated on the basis of photographs is a photographic technique with which a series of photos is obtained of an object or space rotated or rotated in a complete circle, occasionally on multiple axes. Increasing the number of photos will improve the smoothing of transitions and is widely used in VR (Virtual Reality) applications.

Currently, our 3D laser scanning equipment allows, in addition to laser light measurements, to create 360 photographs by capturing photos of the scan area. With the great advantage of being able to georeference the images with the generated point cloud.

Other services
Heritage 3D reproduction

We digitize elements of architecture, culture, heritage or industry reproducing them with accuracy and precision at various scales. The digitization process can be performed parts, taking into account the original dimensions of the object, generating a point cloud from 4500 frames, necessary to create the complete mesh of final surface that allowed realistic 3D printing in polymer.
This work reaffirms the importance of 3D digitization of elements of artistic and cultural heritage, since it gives access to all public knowledge and contact with works of high value that previously could only be achieved in person.

Reverse engineering of mechanical parts using 3D technology
3D sports car scanning, reverse engineering, laser scanning, Barcelona

Laser scanner and 3D scanner technology is an indispensable tool for sectors such as industrial metrology, the possibility of obtaining a virtual model completely faithful to the original in high resolution opens a huge field of possibilities for different disciplines. Once the digital model is obtained it is possible to reproduce it in different materials through CNC milling, 3D printing or to make design modifications. We perform the digitization of industry elements reproducing them with accuracy and precision at various scales, by means of the reverse engineering procedure to obtain information or a design from a product, in order to determine what is made, what makes it work and how it was manufactured.

For the capture of the information we use 3D laser scanners, obtaining information that after being processed can be delivered as parametric files ready to be used in CNC.

Polygon meshes
Cloud point - Render 3D - Laser escaner 3D

The polygon mesh is a representation of a 3D model made from thousands of points that are linked together by lines, which in turn form small polygonal shapes. The union of all these geometric elements results in a structure similar to a mesh that represents the surface of an object.

The components of a polygonal mesh simply represent the 3D shape of an object, which allows the use of the model in all computer graphics and 3D design applications and CAD software on the market for analysis and measurement. Additionally they are of great utility for the creation of models through the machining with CNC or 3D printers.

3D Virtual tours

We create interactive videos of interiors and exteriors that allow to make walks in real scale of scanned spaces. The level of detail is maximized by having the surfaces shown are graphical representations of points x, y, z of the scanned real surface, including color and texture.

 

Creating a video from a cloud of points on a scanned surface allows visualizations from perspectives that could otherwise only be achieved from drones or specialized cameras.