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TruePoint provided laser scanning services for a wastewater treatment facility in Dallas, Texas.

Case Study: 3D Laser Scan a Wastewater Treatment Facility

Location: Dallas, Texas

Task: TruePoint provided high definition laser scanning services for 2,000 square feet of mechanical space in a wastewater treatment facility in Dallas, Texas. The task was to capture structural columns, beams, mechanical equipment, piping, conveyors and large bore piping.

Challenge: The client was designing a new conveyor system to improve plant efficiency. The mechanical space was complex and the client desired to document the area to have exact measurements and visualize all obstructions to expedite the conveyor design.

Solutions: Laser scanning is a great way to develop accurate 3D models that aid in project design. It is a cost-effective method for clash detection and reduces change orders, field re-work, and schedule delays due to clashes that would have otherwise gone undetected.

Deliverables: TruePoint provided 3D laser scanning services and delivered a 3D model for the client to design the new conveyor and aid in clash detection. The client plans to overlay the design model into the point cloud. TruePoint delivered a point cloud file in Autodesk Recap. TruePoint engineers also ran the data though ClearEdge 3D Edgewise software to process piping and build custom libraries specific for this client's needs.

Added Value: Architects and engineers can make critical design decisions sooner and with accurate data from laser scanning. They can creatively utilize the point cloud data directly for construction documents, minimizing their drawing or modeling hours. And since the point cloud includes everything that the scanner was able to “see” it is more comprehensive than what would be modeled. In addition, the point cloud is not subject to human interpretation as it is captured exactly as it was in the field; whereas, drawings and models are have a human element to them.

TruePoint is experienced in providing 3D laser scanning services for water and waste water infrastructure. Our scan technicians, engineers and CAD designers work together to help you control costs and complete projects on time and within budget. For laser scanning services in the Dallas, Texas area contact TruePoint Laser Scanning today at 214-551-6201 or email us at dallas@truepointscanning.com.

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The task was to capture structural columns, beams, mechanical equipment, piping, conveyors and large bore piping.

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The client was designing a new conveyor system to improve plant efficiency.

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Laser scanning is a great way to develop accurate 3D models that aid in project design.