Reducing time and costs with digital measurement

A BIM model (Building Information Model) is used in digital building modeling. In addition to geometric data, alphanumeric data is also incorporated so that the model becomes a digital twin. Such models are used not only by architects and civil engineers, but also by property planners, facility managers, external service providers, suppliers in civil engineering and other construction trades. With the use of a BIM model, they all rely on having all the threads come together in one place. The goal of all project participants is to make all relevant information accessible to everyone - for cost estimation, scheduling or quantity takeoff.

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Why digital 3D models?

BIM can be used very well when planning new objects. But how is the 3D model kept up to date afterwards? How is a 3D model of a subarea generated in existing buildings? 

When switching to a fully digitized solution, companies fear not only high investments but also technically complex integration into existing systems. XR Scan, the flexible standard solution for digital measurement, solves such problems simply and reliably: As an end-2-end solution, measurement using lidar technology is not only accurate, but also easy to use and integrate. 

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How does XR SCAN update 3D models?

The business process solution for digital measurement is guided by the app idea, the work steps are guided and easy to understand. A work order is created in the Spacific Solution Portal that specifies what is to be measured. On site, the field worker uses the app on a smartphone, tablet or HoloLens for hands-free measuring, sets the measuring points (also offline) and sends the data back to the cloud. Immediately, the intelligent 3D model reaches the backend again and can be processed directly in third-party systems connected via APIs to update the BIM model. 

  1. Create job 
  2. Measure quickly and easily 
  3. Process further without post-processing 

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The digital measurement with XR Scan using the example of stairs including mesh and stair dimensions

Update 3D model: a real-life case

The situation: In order to document the construction progress of a commercial unit, hand lasers and folding rules were used, and the results were noted manually. Not only was the time involved very high, but so was the error rate, both when recording the data and when incorporating it into the BIM.
The idea: The time pressure should be reduced and specialists should no longer be permanently tied up for updating, transferring and reworking the data - ideally with decreasing costs and more accurate results.
The solution: The measurement process is completely digitalized, using XR Scan with Lidar technology. Objects are measured automatically and the data is provided as a 3D model so that it can be used directly further for planning and calculations. 
Advantages: Specialists are free for other tasks thanks to the guided process, and there is a time advantage of 5 days per update. Thanks to the results, which are accurate to the centimeter, and the reduced error rate, the project progresses quickly and without complications.

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