UAV Scanning and 3D Laser Scanning Services

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See what you can create with UAV and laser scanning.

The best 3D models aren’t produced from scratch—they’re produced from the real world. 3D laser scanning technology like terrestrial scanning and UAV scanning adapt the physical environment into digital models that replicate even the minutest of details. Our 3D laser scanning services employ the point cloud data generated from this process to create CAD models in a fraction of the time required for traditional land surveying methods.

Receive Models Created With All Angles

CADsoft conducts surveying via terrestrial scanners and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), depending on the size and scale of the project site. Both types of scanners are operated remotely and acquire data under even the most difficult and dangerous conditions. Areas unreachable by people are now surveyed with this scanning technology. Observe panoramic views of your site, whether from above, behind, or with a bird’s eye view.

point cloud overlay in infraworks

Point Cloud Overlay in Infraworks

Detailed RGB Point Clouds

Detailed RGB Point Clouds

Get Models With All the Details and None of the Errors

No matter the size or scope of the area you need to be scanned, laser scanning captures every detail of the existing site in thorough documentation. This is your reference to check throughout the evolution of the project to ensure consistency, correct problem areas, and plan for future changes.

Volume Calculations
Drone scanning

Cut Costs, Save Time, and Avoid Future Mistakes

The laborious trek across vast terrain is a thing of the past, and so are the tedious man-hours and hefty prices associated with it. 3D laser scanning collects high-density geospatial data in a small window of time, and without a team of people having to be on the ground operating it manually. The efficiency of this process saves you money you would otherwise be spending on old-school land surveyors and trial and error. Laser scanning is accurate in a way humans could never be, eliminating any margin of error that would otherwise be present.

Apply the Data to Any of Your Design Software Applications

Point cloud data is agnostic in file type, so you don’t have to compromise on whatever software you use to design models for projects. Run your file through InfraWorks, ReCap, Civil 3D, Revit Architecture, Map 3D, or AutoCAD.

If your land surveying processes are out of date, our UAV and terrestrial scanning solutions will produce cost-cutting, time-saving models that preserve the accuracy and reliability of your project outcomes. Let’s talk today about surveying your project sites the right way.

Design Ready Data

Point cloud data is agnostic in file type, so you don’t have to compromise on whatever software you use to design models for projects. Run your file through InfraWorks, ReCap, Civil 3D, Revit, Map 3D, or AutoCAD.

If your surveying processes are out of date, or not in your budget, our UAV and terrestrial scanning solutions will produce cost-cutting, time-saving models that preserve the accuracy and reliability of your project outcomes.

CADsoft Can Get You Started With Scanning

Hire CADsoft to:

  • perform drone or LiDAR scanning and deliver point cloud data
  • perform scanning and processing of the point cloud data delivering project data
  • perform scanning, processing, and modeling delivering to you design-ready-data in Civil 3D, Revit,  AutoCAD, or InfraWorks 360.
  • Purchase a turnkey drone system with instruction from CADsoft to perform your own scans
  • Rent a LiDAR scanner with CADsoft technician for terrestrial scanning

Precision Agriculture

  • Evaluate the health of crops with an intuitive vegetation index.
  • Evaluate water usage among crops.
  • Identify necessary nitrogen intake for crops
  • Identify leaf area values and plant vigor
  • Observe seasonal changes in vegetation

Sales Presentations

  • Show your stakeholders every nook and cranny of a spacer without ever having to step on site.
  • Give customers 360-degree, lifelike tours of entire buildings and areas
  • Tell stories and show case studies with interactive, panoramic visual content.
  • Answer questions and extinguish doubts with comprehensive ocular examples of why your team produces the best work.

As-Builts

  • Use an as-built 3D model as a reliable template for smarter and more detailed design work.
  • Use a 3D model we produced with your own data to better model existing conditions.
  • Scan and model with automatically generated point clouds that make measuring easier.

Project Monitoring

  • See project progress in real time without ever having to step on site.
  • Capture entire spaces for future Civil 3D or InfraWorks models.
  • Keep project stakeholders in the loop with real-time broadcasts of construction sites.

Tenant Improvement

  • Study three-dimensional captures of rooms and spaces to determine potential remodeling jobs before they become a bigger problem.

Resource Management

Gather aerial data for accurate volume measurements of materials for projects

UAV Training

Learn to fly your own drones from one of CADsoft Consulting’s FAA Certified UAV Pilot and Autodesk technical experts.

CADsoft Consulting UAV Training Courses

UAV Pilot Preparation:

Introduction to the laws and practices relating to commercial UAV flying, and orientation for those that are interested in pursuing FAA UAV certification.

Course Content (1 Day)

Small Unmanned Aircraft (UAV) Rules

Part 107 Introduction

Waivers and exemptions

VLOS

National Airspace System & Classifications

NOTAMS & TFRs

Airspace Operations

Operations & Preflight Planning

Referencing Magnetic North

Radio Control Communications

Weather

Effects, Theory, Reporting

UAV Aerodynamics

Angle of Attack, Loading

Resource Management

Crew Resource Management

Impaired Operation

Decision Making

UAV Mapping Flight Operations:

Introduction to aerial mapping with drones, includes hands on flight practice.

Course Content (1/2 day office/1/2 day field)

Introduction to Equipment

Drone orientation

Drone components

Camera, Gimbal, iPad, Charging

Flight Planning Applications

Intro to software

Setting & options

Mission planning

Data Management

Imagery & Storage

Results & applications

Output data & results

Hands-on Flying Lab (in the field)

Checklists

Manual flight controls

Calibration

Camera operation

Automated flight

UAV Data Processing:

Converting the results from Drone Mapping Applications into engineering applications.

Getting data into AutoCAD Map 3D, surfaces into Civil 3D, modeling in Infraworks 360 and working with point clouds in ReCap 360

Course Content (1 day)

Introduction to the data outputs from UAV Mapping software

Formats

What to expect

Accuracy and precision

Imagery

Bringing imagery into Autodesk applications

(AutoCAD, Map 3D, Civil 3D)

Point Clouds

Working with point clouds in ReCap

Surfaces

Creating a surface

Removing above ground points

Putting it together

Generating a site plan and topo map