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Laser Scanning: A "Fit for Purpose" Approach

The following is a simplified overview of Summit's Scan to Design workflow.

First, start with registered point cloud data. It is typically difficult to decipher and to locate specific piping or equipment.

An image registered scan points typical of registered data from the Focus3D or another 3D laser scanner.

The systems of interest are isolated using Summit's Scan to Design workflow. Background and routing information remains available to designers.

An image of the same point cloud with piping systems in different colors.

The isolated piping can be viewed without the surrounding data for visualization, statusing, etc. There is no modeling done at this point.

An image of the isolated piping systems with the rest of the cloud hidden.

Relevant systems are modeled as required. Background data remains available for routing and clash detection purposes. Point cloud data is used instead of modeling for those systems not requiring fabrication, such as systems to be demolished, or unaltered systems.

An image of the piping system point clouds with matching 3-D models.

3-D modeled systems, using Bentley AutoPlant or AutoCAD Plant 3D, from which fabrication ISOs are generated.

An image of the 3-D models, ready for ISO generation.