Top 10 Blogs that Demonstrate the Power of Scanning

For 20 years, we have set the standard in 3D laser scanning by continuously delivering products designed to perform with consistency and reliability. Since the year 2000, our journey began with the well-known and trusted Cyrax brand of laser scanners and ever since, we have continued to raise the bar with ground-breaking innovations.

Our high-performance 3D laser scanners provide industry-leading millimetre accuracy for the highest level of confidence and reliability in the field and they provide the utmost versatility. Add this to powerful software, experienced service and support and efficient workflows, and you have a complete laser scanning solution that increases safety, facilitates quick project turnarounds, saves money and substantially reduces the likelihood of human errors.

We have highlighted the ‘top ten most-viewed blogs over the years’ which might support you to recognise new business opportunities or refresh your workflows with the latest laser scanning technology. Click any of the links below to read the articles:

1.  The Best Scanner Is the One You Have with You: BLK360, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and BLK2GO

As reality capture technology has become lighter, faster, and more user-friendly, users outside of traditional survey-based fields have been adopting and leveraging its benefits. This democratisation of the point cloud has especially broadened the possibilities for filmmakers. Whether it is laser scanning for location scouting or embedding 3D digital models and true-scale content in post-editing and production, reality capture has opened a myriad of possibilities to take visual effects (VFX) and computed generated imagery to the next level.

 

  1. 6 facts you need to know about 3D reality capture

From democratisation and information access to communication and how we visualise the world around us – rapid changes in technology and computing power almost every aspect of our lives. As technology becomes smaller, more affordable and more automated, 3D reality capture is becoming more accessible to a wide range of applications and everyday users, not just specialists. Whether you are a savvy user or new to 3D reality capture, Juergen Mayer, President of Hexagon Geosystems’ Reality Capture Division explores six facts in this interview.

 

  1. Laser scanner comparisons: 7 capabilities you need to check before you buy

As the popularity of laser scanning has accelerated, so, too, has the proliferation of scanner types and brands. A quick search online or in social media pulls up a number of different options, with various claims regarding speed, accuracy and quality. How can you determine which laser scanner is the best fit for your application? This blog explores the seven capabilities to evaluate before making your purchase.

 

  1. The right laser scanner for the right job: 5 projects to help you choose

Have you been wondering which laser scanner is the right one for your projects? Whether you have your eyes on the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner, the Leica RTC360 3D laser scanner or the Leica ScanStation P-Series, this blog will exemplify the diverse range of projects you can do with a laser scanner and how laser scanners can work in conjunction.

 

  1. 5 essential tips for AEC and Building documentation

In recent years Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) have begun to adopt 3D laser scanning as the method of choice for documentation of the built environment. The introduction of sophisticated 3D modelling and BIM has helped the industry increase productivity, enhance accuracy and reduce costs. We’re sharing our top five tips to maximise planning, data capture and delivery to the client; advice that will guarantee success when utilising the latest 3D laser scanning solution.

 

  1. 5 tips you can learn from Chris’ search for a laser scanner

Christopher Drye reflects on the journey that led him and his company, NV5|CALYX, providing engineering and consulting services to invest in the smallest imaging laser scanner. Whether you are looking for a short, medium or long-range scanner, these five tips can help you to choose the right solution for your needs.

 

  1. How to transition from point clouds to rich 3D deliverables: 5 tips to never forget

Whether you’re a seasoned laser scanning professional, or just starting out, Paul Burrows, Leica Geosystems EMEA business manager for HDS guides you through his top laser scanning tips to ensure you get the very best from your hardware, software and the data itself.

 

  1. What is 3D reality capture?

3D reality capture is a process of scanning and capturing any site, for example, plants, buildings or crime scenes, in a 3D digital model, combining measurements and imagery. The resulting model can be used for design and comparison purposes, to ensure site safety in inhospitable environments or as evidence in a criminal case, capturing every detail with to-the-millimetre accuracy.

  

  1. Enhancing Public Safety through 3D reality capture

Public safety takes many forms, from crowd control and security at public events to analysing crash and crime scenes. Having full visibility of evidence, threat points and environments is essential to keeping the public safe and ensuring justice for victims. With the ability to analyse, fly-though, zoom-in, measure and annotate imagery, 3D reality capture offers an accessible technology that anyone can use.

 

  1. How to get the most of your reality capture solutions

In 2007 Rein Brandsma founded his own surveying company – Brandsma Digitaal Meten (BDM), a Dutch company specialised in Digital Surveying for Construction, Industry and Civil. Geared with a variety of Leica Geosystems instruments, 12 years later the team has grown with 23 people undertaking 700 local and international projects.

 

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