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The mission of TruePoint is to be a helpful resource to clients in need of 3D laser scanning or modeling services. With that in mind, we have created an online collection of articles to answer common questions. If you can't find what you need, please don't hesitate to email


TruePoint is a leading provider of 3D laser scanning services, helping clients to successfully complete their most complex projects with accurate as-built documentation and custom deliverables. The 3D laser scanning process at TruePoint involves the following steps:

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If you're taking a laser scan of your site’s as-is conditions and plan to use that information to model, estimate, detail, or make renovations to a project, you might want to understand what a point cloud is.

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What is the Difference Between a Design Intent and As-Built Model?

One of the first questions we ask clients is “Do you want create the perfect model reflecting the original design intent or a model to reflect the as-built field conditions?” When this question is understood and answered, TruePoint’s team of in-house engineers can create the best model for your project.

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Laser scanning looks easy… you just push a button, right? Well, let me tell you that not all 3D laser scanning companies are created equal. Here are the top 10 reasons to hire an EXPERIENCED laser scanning company:

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Rental vs. Purchase vs. Hiring a Service

There are three options for 3D laser scanning services. Equipment can be rented, purchased or you can hire a 3d laser scanning service provider.

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3D laser scanning is the most effective solution for measuring and documenting the existing conditions of any environment. Read about the process, uses and benefits of laser scanning.

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Why should I invest in 3D laser scanning? This article tells why laser scanning provides immeasurable value to your project. It touches on determining the correct project scope and deliverables.

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This guide for general contractors tells when to use laser scanning in building construction. This article details many areas such as determining your data needs, workflows, software and hardware to provide the best solution for your project.

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Proactive laser scanning can reduce site visits and loss of production due to being in the field instead of working on design or other aspects of the project. This article speaks to common cost, point cloud and modeling misconceptions.

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What is the Importance of Registration?

Registration is an important process in identifying and removing noise to provide the most accurate point cloud data set. Read what sets TruePoint apart in post-processing registration.

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