Scanning Overview





Contractor Challenge:

  • Have you thought about how scanning existing conditions can tie into your retrofit and renovation projects, saving time and preventing rework?
  • Does the thought of making sense of millions of scanned points seem daunting?

Scanning Overview in 90 seconds:


Scan to BIM Best Practices:
What You Need To Know (from Trimble Constructible)

Whether you’re thinking about getting started in 3D laser scanning or you’ve been doing it for years, this guide reviews scan to BIM best practices for construction crews of every level.

In this guide, you’ll discover what you should know about 3D laser scanning and BIM before getting started.

>>Get your free guide from Trimble Constructible >>


 3D Scanning at a Glance
Your FREE MEP Contractors Guide to laser scanning

As BIM is becoming more prevalent globally and pinpoint accuracy increasingly becomes an industry standard, more and more people are talking about 3D laser scanning to achieve these new project requirements.

This guide offers an overview of the benefits 3D scanners directly offer to MEP professionals to help your business stay at the forefront of innovation and ride the next wave of technology.

>>Get your free guide from Trimble Constructible >>

We’re working through some of the biggest misconceptions about scanning technology and functionality. So that you can spend less time asking questions — and more time implementing new 3D capture solutions, understanding the existing site conditions, and designing for your next contract build-out — get your copy of 3D Laser Scanning Myths Debunked today. >>From Trimble Constructible>>

3 Key Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning:

How We Can Help:

  • Utilizing the power of big-data computing, you will now have the power to slice through point clouds to create drawings, transform point clouds to 3D scalable diagrams and even monitor steel deflection.
  • You will be able to scan a floor flatness for level and make all of the needed adjustments prior to interior framing.
  • When new construction projects have a detailed BIM, you can overlay the point cloud generated by BuildingPoint’s laser scanning with the existing conditions to identify discrepencies and gaps.

Video:  Introduction to Laser Scanning (8 minutes) from BuildingPoint Florida.

What Is a Point Cloud? (from Trimble Constructible)


If you’re taking a 3D laser scan of your site’s as-is condition and turning that information into a 3D CAD model to estimate, detail, or make renovations to MEP projects, you might wonder what a point cloud is.  To understand a point cloud, it’s important to learn how it’s created in the first place.

It actually takes three steps to get a site from scan to model. >>Read more from Trimble Constructible>>

How to Create a 3D CAD Model from a Laser Scanned Point Cloud (Overview) (from Trimble Constructible)

If you’ve been wondering “How do I create a 3D CAD Model with a 3D Laser Scanner?”, you’ve come to the right place. As of late, I have been asked this question a lot, so I thought I would try to convey the answer.  I should point out that the following is an overview and not a highly detailed step-by-step process.  There are a lot of factors that will dictate such an undertaking; detail level, scanning equipment, point cloud registration software, and CAD software, to name a few.  >>Read more from Trimble Constructible>>

Tools for Schools – Click for Video