The applications of laser scanning technology are virtually endless. Anything you can see can be scanned, modeled, measured, and re-created. Some common applications are:
As built drawings
Replace inaccurate documents with up-to-date existing conditions as documentation.
Copy existing components (piping, equipment, ducting, equipment parts, etc.) and create fabrication replacements or duplications.
Use accurate, up-to-date data to base your upgrade/expansion design on. Do interference checks, measure objects and reduce field trips.
Confirm that your equipment was fabricated correctly before it arrives on site. Make changes in fabricator's shop or to your design before installation headaches.
Determine the best method of preserving and restoring historical structures, objects and art with detailed data sets.
Construction feasibility review
Overlay scan/model data on your design to eliminate the doubt. Timely scanning of newly installed components can identify problems with the next phase of construction before a shutdown starts.
Document your facility with accurate existing conditions, allowing you to proceed with confidence to identify secondary emergency plans. Scan and identify halls, doors, ducting, and the related measurements, then perform a virtual walk-through of the building with data presented at the push of a button.
3D laser scanning can be used to accurately capture and measure a complete crime scene or accident scene and related measurements.
Heat expansion measurements
Scan piping or equipment in both hot and cold conditions and find out exact stress points and how much expansion takes place.
And many more!