The team of sigma3D combines terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) with many years of measuring experience: We create fast, flexible and efficient 100% complete 3D data of your buildings, halls, plants and machines!
From small cars to complete factories - terrestrial laser scanning enables us to measure all structures visible from the ground with a measuring point distance of up to 1.5 mm. The complete scanning process takes only a few minutes. For larger measurement areas, several point clouds are linked together.
Your advantages at a glance
Have a look at our project examples in our sigma3D webshare area!
There you will find scanning examples of e.g. an automotive plant, a radio telescope or a round sports hall.Zu den Beispielen
While the scanner rotates 360 degrees, a rotating mirror captures up to 1 million points per second. The result: a 1:1 image of reality in the form of a three-dimensional point cloud with millions of points. The accuracy is between 2 and 5 millimeters, depending on the object characteristics and object distance.
Optionally, we can use a camera for you during the scanning process, which makes it possible to create photorealistic 3D point clouds. This process creates optimal visualization as well as the possibility to virtually explore 3D models using VR glasses or a browser.
Terrestrial laser scanning eliminates the need for all other measurements: The 3D data completely captures the situation on site and can be processed in an uncomplicated manner and, above all, used indefinitely. This allows you to make planning, processes and visualizations efficient and accessible for your employees, partners and customers in the long term.
Our team has many years of practical experience and has already carried out successful measurement projects all over the world. Our customers come from all areas where surfaces and objects have to be measured precisely: For example, automotive, aircraft, and mechanical engineering, power plants, film industry, computer game development, property management, construction industry, historic preservation, and museums.
From the planning and simulation of constructions to the monitoring of construction progress and mechanical equipment to the preservation of evidence - terrestrial laser scanning offers numerous advantages in a wide range of applications.
Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is the ideal replacement for the classic manual measurement with measuring tape and plumb bob: We scan your object in the interior and exterior area completely digitally and precisely - and you simply open your 3D model via your software and pick up your required dimensions at any time free of charge. A 3D measurement, also called digital measurement, ensures that nothing can be overlooked and you save time and costs for the trip to the measurement location!
Viewing the 3D scans as well as the image data is done via an internet browser in the webshare area(www.sigma3d.websharecloud.com), so that different user groups can quickly and easily access the same database and information if required. Alternatively, a free viewer software (e.g. FARO SCENE) can be installed locally on the workstation computer of the data user, so that a better performance is achieved, especially for very extensive projects, and the measurement data are stored completely at the user.
Advantages of digital surveying:
Whether machines, pipes or building parts - we scan complete factories and plants as 3D models for your documentation. With the help of mobile 3D laser scanning, we create precise point clouds with extremely high point density and transfer them via 3D modeling into a CAD model. We provide you with the captured data in the native data format of the common CAD systems (AutoCAD, Revit, Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, Inventor or Me10), as well as in simple data formats (for example DXF, STEP, JT), depending on your requirements.
3D scans offer a number of advantages when creating Digital Twins in industrial or BIM applications.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) enables architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, CGI experts, developers and contractors to collaborate optimally via a 3D building information model. The effect: projects can be designed, constructed and managed more efficiently and accurately. Terrestrial laser scanning enables you to create a factually accurate foundation that captures and extends the required dimensions of complex environments and geometries for your BIM.
Terrestrial laser scanning is not only the ideal solution for checking the actual condition of components and complete plants: Complete 3D data also enables you to perform a realistic simulation for installation, modification and transport. As a project manager, you can thus optimally plan a collision-free and safe process - without losing time and money due to unforeseen complications.
If you need a 2D or 3D site plan, the survey should be as precise and comprehensive as necessary. Do you want to plan a new plant into your old inventory or do you want to provide reliable plans to external companies? Based on our laser scans, we can easily create site plans for you as simple point cloud sections or 2D/3D site plans in the form of CAD data. This allows you to see at a glance where you might be able to make alterations or optimize the use of premises.
In the event of damage, it often proves very difficult to delineate construction-related damage. Our team can support you in an early independent evidence procedure with modern measuring methods and years of experience!
We carry out a documentation of the building condition for you in order to determine building defects before, during and after the building acceptance. Terrestrial laser scanning and aerial photography with UAV enable us to combine exact geometric data with high-resolution image data as a means of preserving evidence.
This procedure provides you with an easily comprehensible and objective result. Here, for example, different measurement epochs can be compared with each other via a graphically descriptive 3D difference image.
Industrial hall - carrying out the measurement on site
Industrial hall- Setting the measuring range on the instrument
Industrial hall - flatness evaluation and distances
Pipeline bridge - create 3D model
Radio telescope - First position measured on the ground
Radio telescope - CAD model created from measurement data
Radio telescope - comparison of measurement points to modeled model
Roof truss - measurement outside
Interior roof truss
Castle wall - overview
Castle wall - measurement on site
Castle wall - measuring in 3D image
Do you have questions about laser scanning? We will be happy to advise you personally and provide you with an individual offer on request.