Six 3D Laser Scanning Mapping and Modeling Deliverable Options

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Six 3D Laser Scanning Mapping and Modeling Deliverable Options

3D laser scan technology has significantly modernized in recent years, allowing construction professionals, facility managers, and engineers to obtain the most accurate site data.

3D laser scanning uses LiDAR technology to obtain on-site measurement data and three-dimensional imagery, documenting precise existing conditions of a project site. Deliverables are customized to each project's needs.

TruePoint Laser Scanning collects 3D laser scan data, creates custom deliverables, and securely stores it in SiteMap®, a digital storage space for as-built drawings, 3D models and more.

No project is too big or complex. Whatever as-built project you need to visualize, we’re here to help provide you with the most accurate digital tools you need for success.

TruePoint is pleased to provide the following customizable 3D laser scanning solutions for all your project’s needs, housed in SiteMap®’s Map Viewer and Digital Plan Room.

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    3D laser scanning uses LiDAR technology to obtain on-site measurement data and three-dimensional imagery.

    3D Laser Scanning Mapping and Modeling Deliverable Options

    Point Cloud Data

    A point cloud is a data set generated from millions of 3D data points captured by a laser scanner. This contains the X, Y, and Z coordinates of every visible detail within a scanned site including all objects such as doors, windows, walls, steel structures, and ductwork. Point cloud data can be imported into CAD software to then visualize the area, providing a pixelated, digital version of your site. From there, this data can be parsed, manipulated, and modified to suit a user’s needs. Deliverables for this option include PTG point cloud files and Autodesk Recap files in .RCS and .RCP format.

    2D CAD Drawings

    Once point cloud data is imported into AutoCAD software, 2D CAD drawings can be generated which can map out floor plans, sections, and elevations for construction planning and building modifications. Deliverables for this option include 2D sheets in .RVT, .DWG or DGN formats.


    TruView is software designed specifically to provide shareable, more intuitive point clouds, design models, and mark-ups. Essentially, TruViews are three-dimensional photographs overlaid on top of point cloud data. Since they are overlaid on the scanned data, clients can easily measure basic dimensions directly from the photograph to estimate clearances, distances, etc. Such data can be very useful for those who have not visited the site or those who have but need to recall more specific details of a particular area. Deliverables, made accessible via TruView portable software, for this option include the LGS format of the point cloud published by TruePoint, as well as overlay IFC (3D Model) files.

    3D Virtual Tours

    3D virtual tours are composed of panoramic rotating images which have been “stitched” together (rectified) to provide a full, 360-degree view of a given location. This can allow your team and those you collaborate with to virtually tour the location, add digital notes, and even measure inside the virtual space. Deliverables for this option include a customizable MP4 video file format flythrough or point cloud flythrough from Recap, which can be viewed with user-friendly devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and even mobile devices.

    3D BIM Models

    The TruePoint team are experts at converting point clouds into 3D BIM models. These models provide a geometrically accurate representation of any building or site, capturing important spatial relationships and infrastructure. 3D BIM models allow users to take a closer look at specific building parts and see how they fit into a single finalized structure, isolating walls, columns, windows, doors, etc. Deliverables for this option include 3D BIM Model in various software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Microstation, Solidworks, and Navisworks.

    3D Mesh

    A 3D mesh file can be created from a point cloud by TruePoint’s team of CAD technicians using the data set of x-y-z coordinates to create a triangulated mesh from the 3D points. These meshes are volumetrically accurate and high-resolution, allowing clients to view the object’s geometry inside a CAD environment without having to navigate a point cloud. Deliverables for this option include 3D mesh in .FBX, .STL, .OBJ, and .PLY file formats.

    In Conclusion

    3D laser scanning services are applicable across a wide range of industries, improving measurement quality and accuracy, expediting communication, reducing manual labor, and minimizing unnecessary costs and change orders.

    3D laser scanning and SiteMap® greatly improves the communication on any project so you and your team can collaborate better with clear, comprehensive, and high-resolution as-built drawings and models your project needs.

    Learn more about how TruePoint Laser Scanning and SiteMap® can provide complete facility visualization and a unique digital tool to help you collaborate better. Download our brochure, and contact us for a quote today!

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      3D laser scan data collected by TruePoint can be uploaded and effortlessly shared on our new SiteMap® facility management platform.